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  1. HK fifth worst on global work-hours scale

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hong Kong workers rank fifth worst in the world when it comes to weekly working hours, the Confederation of Trade Unions (CTU) says. The union used a global survey of working hours recorded in 50 countries by the International Labour Organisation and compared them with Hong Kong government statistics on working hours in the city. The global study, compiled with 2005 ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... access to the hotel. Since the Times Square episode such 'private open spaces' have been discredited as a valuable community asset. Mr Cheng is correct that the zoning plans should ... working hours per week of Hong Kong people is 48, but about a quarter of people work more than 60 hours a week. Hong Kong people spend so much of their time at work and the pace of life is really ...

  3. Global Bio-Chem bides time on 5b yuan project

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng Global Bio-Chem Technology Group, the world's largest producer of lysine, a key chemical in animal feed, says it will go slow on a 5 billion yuan (HK$5.7 billion) expansion ... while corn sweeteners are used in food and beverage and pharmaceutical products. Polyol chemicals are industrial chemicals primarily made from crude oil. Early this year, Global Bio-Chem said ...

  4. Brand story: Benefit

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... a coin and that year they opened The Face Place in San Francisco. Building on their success, the Fords started the brand Benefit in 1990, and began expanding it globally through their Brow Bars. ... foundation faker. Future plans? A Brow Bar will be opening in Times Square towards the end of this year. Where can I buy it? Lane Crawford Pacific Place (below) and Times Square, and Faces Harbour ...

  5. It's time we got serious on climate change

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the toughest issues of the era. We did it with public housing in the 1950s. We did it with corruption in the 1970s. It is time for Asia's world city to demonstrate leadership and a global vision ... that accelerate global warming. So we have taken the softer option of doing our best to enhance energy efficiency. Given the gravity and urgency of the situation, we need to do much more. We are a coastal ...

  6. Eliminating the daily trudge

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Tiffany Wong

    ... practices had been in place globally since 1956, said Mr Tong. As technology developed over time, IBM adopted it naturally to help create a mobile workforce- with a push in 1995 accompanying ... Written by Tiffany Wong Hong Kong has some catching up to do as an increasing number of companies adopt work-from-home practices What would you do with your time if you could eliminate ...

  7. Bill demands more paid public holidays

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Panama 7: Hong Kong, Singapore, Tanzania (Zanzibar) Sources: Confederation of Trade Unions; D. McCann, Working Time Laws: A Global Perspective, Geneva: ILO ...

  8. Falling Off the Edge

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... is a subset of the anti-globalisation movement.' So argues Alex Perry in his book, whose title plays on New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman's metaphor of a world flattening owing ... the author argues that the Chinese Communist Party, by rejecting the 'global norms of democratic governance', has the muscle to handle globalisation. Falling Off the Edge is nothing ...

  9. Courage

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... about writing the book at a time of personal tragedy: the death of his newborn daughter in 2002. A worthwhile project begat a worthy volume, albeit by an unlikely author. ...

  10. An extra second can make a big difference

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung It's a matter of great importance to stock markets, computer systems, train operators and time-obsessed geeks. But the addition of a leap second to the world's ... to the instant will have to advance them by one second at 7.59.59am on Thursday- equivalent to midnight Greenwich Mean Time, the planet's standard time. Scientific officer Woo Wang-chun at the Hong ...




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