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  1. HK workforce ranked 'best in Asia'

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... measures the size of a city's working population, the quality of education and health care and the ease of hiring and firing foreign nationals. The report praises Hong Kong as a relatively ... Austin Chiu and Dennis Chong Hong Kong's workforce is the most productive in Asia, a report says, helping the city rank as the fourth most competitive in the world. But poor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995421/hk-workforce-ranked-best-asia
  2. Business - Money

    Asia's health care boom is here to stay

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by Carl Berrisford

    ... with better facilities. For example, many of Singapore's medical tourism receipts (US$765 million in 2011) are the result of Indonesian and Malaysian travellers. Hong Kong also benefits from ... Kong hospitals pay up to 20 times the cost of giving birth in a mainland hospital, a testament to their rising wealth, and their willingness to spend it on premium health care. Driven ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1125646/asias-health-care-boom-here-stay
  3. Lai See

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the principle, but Hong Kong would be one of the last places on earth we would choose to run a marathon: it's hard enough to last the distance with any dignity let alone sucking in large quantities of Hong Kong's filthy air along the way. Hong Kong's roadside pollution in Central and Causeway Bay on Sunday was 'high' even on the government's Air Pollution Index, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991985/lai-see
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its ... threatened its position. Professor Wong Tze-wai, from Chinese University's school of public health, said it would be difficult for Hong Kong to adopt similar guidelines to Singapore's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1022644/singapores-new-air-quality-standards-much-tougher-hong-kong
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Factbox: history of the case against Hong Kong tycoons

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Investment, as being linked to the Ao corruption case. May 9: Ao denies receiving HK$20 million in bribes from Lau and Lo in 2005. May 24: Chinese Estates Holdings issues statement saying "Mr Lau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1043354/factbox-history-case-against-hong-kong-tycoons
  6. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Rattled cages

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by RED DOOR NEWS

    ... through his food, but he definitely makes sure he gets his share." Zebedee is one of 104 bears rescued from Vietnam's brutal bile trade since the Hong Kong charity set up its centre ... veterinarian Kirsty Officer, who helped nurse Zebedee back to health at the charity's Moon Bear Rescue Centre, on the mountain slopes of Tam Dao National Park, in northern Vietnam. The family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1069435/rattled-cages
  7. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Analysts warn investors over rush into bonds

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... US$5.7 billion this month. Issues by Hong Kong firms so far are on par with the record level recorded in October 2010, according to Dealogic data. Fourteen mainland and two Hong Kong companies ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Market experts surprised at numbers piling into debt issues despite record-low yields Analysts warn investors over rush into bonds The investment tide has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1137370/analysts-warn-investors-over-rush-bonds
  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Asia to trade views on Basel III

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... Paul Soh paul.soh@scmp.com Non-G20 nations gather in Hong Kong to discuss global banking regulation Asia to trade views on Basel III The Institute of Global Economics and Finance will host ... into account issues of efficiency". With global discussion on regulation still being led by Europe and the United States, the advanced programme might be just what was needed to encourage Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1129003/asia-trade-views-basel-iii
  9. Letters

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Parents' good intentions not helping children As someone who has been teaching English to Hong Kong-Chinese children for the past six years, I was very interested in the article about Hong Kong parents who want to help their children with English by trying to make English their mother tongue ('The quest for English comes at a price', August 2). The points made ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/721259/letters
  10. Dollar peg fits nicely with Hong Kong's way of life

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong dollar peg from the US dollar to the yuan, mainly because of potential stock market problems. Many mainland companies come to Hong Kong for initial public offerings and issue Hong Kong-listed shares, so-called H shares, while they issue yuan-denominated A shares when listing on the stock exchanges in Shanghai or Shenzhen. 'If the Hong Kong dollar is pegged to the yuan, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003915/dollar-peg-fits-nicely-hong-kongs-way-life

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