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  1. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year, survey shows

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Almost 50 per cent of employers will increase headcount, survey reveals Bosses plan hiring spree in second half of year Almost half of Hong Kong's employers plan to recruit more staff in the second half of this year, according to a survey, the strongest hiring trend since late 2011. The poll reflected growing confidence among the city's ...

  2. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Limited upside seen for Hong Kong stocks in second half

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:05am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Limited upside seen for HK stocks Concerns about the mainland economy and tinkering by the central bank contributed to a lacklustre first half for local markets, and analysts say the outlook ... were the worst performers, while the technology and property sectors finished the half in the black. Conglomerates rose more than 6 per cent, thanks to their international diversification, said ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Half a million people could take part in Hong Kong's July 1 march, organisers say

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Organisers hope recent issues boost march turnout Organisers of the July 1 march hope recent controversies will push turnout above the 500,000 of 2003, when the first large-scale handover day march was held. The Civil Human Rights ...

  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Yacht enables Harbour School to expand its marine science classes

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:26am by Raymond Ma

    ... allowed to board the yacht. "We expect that it will be taken out for half day periods several times a month. The kids and the parents are really excited by it- sometimes the parents more ... The Black Dolphin is undergoing assembly and servicing to bring it back to seaworthy status. Its mast, which was dismantled and stowed for the long voyage here, is being remounted. Other work ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Half a million Hongkongers vote as Occupy Central defends 'credible' poll on 2017 election

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung

    ... Joyce Ng and Tony Cheung Occupy Central rejects accusations that unofficial referendum on 2017 vote is unlawful Organisers defend 'credible' plebiscite More than half a million ... to investigate, adding that he believed the design was reasonable and cautious. Asked whether the government would listen to the opinion of half a million people, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying ...

  6. News - World - MH17

    Obama says Europe should see the tragedy of MH17 as 'wake-up call'

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 11:23pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... said “there were several Dutch onboard”, adding he was “deeply shocked” by the “horrible” images coming from the crash site. The flag at the Dutch embassy in Beijing stood at half-mast ...

  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Widodo's lead in Indonesian presidential race cut in half

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 10:04pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Jakarta Presidential front runner's lead cut in half as well-funded opponent's campaign questions Jakarta governor's ability to lead the country Widodo sees polls narrow as vote nears Indonesian presidential front runner Joko Widodo's lead has shrunk by half in a month according to a recent opinion poll, as his well-funded opponent casts him ...

  8. Property - Hong Kong & China

    First-half home sales to soar 50pc as Hong Kong developers clear backlog

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:55am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Builders seen collecting more than HK$60b in first half amid renewal of buying sentiment Sales to soar as developers cash out Sales of new homes are set to surpass HK$60 billion in the first half of this year as developers seek to cash out while the going is good. The estimated sales value for the first six months, say industry observers, is about 50 ...

  9. Is Wi-Fi radiation dangerous for health?

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:40pm

    ... Of course, you will still be receiving mobile phone and Wi-Fi signals from neighbours, local mobile phone masts, and distant radio and TV stations.   Answered by Terence So, Head of HKT Smart Living ...

  10. News - World - CANADA

    Canadian police arrest ‘urban Rambo’ suspected of shooting three officers dead

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 01:04pm

    ... on Canadian police officers in 120 years. Canada’s Parliament on Thursday observed a moment of silence and the flag on Parliament Hill flew at half-mast. Commanding Officer Roger Brown said the two ... guns and was an avid hunter of birds, deer and moose. “He never missed a season,” said Kerry Fitzpatrick, who lives half a block away from Bourque and was at home when he heard the sound ...




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