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  1. 1,000 jobs for locals wait over the border

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... should be less resistant about working across the border in the years ahead.' Mr Lau, a former president of the Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association, urged young people not to confine ... Gary Cheung Hong Kong manufacturers in the Pearl River Delta are offering nearly 1,000 jobs to Hong Kong people, who are considered more proficient in English and to have a more global ...

  2. 20pc rise in HK residents working across the border

    Posted Dec 30th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... There were 238,200 Hong Kong residents working north of the border at some point in the 12 months leading up to the poll, which was carried out from January to March. That amounts to 7.4 per cent ... compared with $10,000 for the entire workforce. The median age for Hong Kong residents working over the border is 41 years, compared with 38 years for the workforce as a whole. The government ...

  3. HSBC to axe 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and efficiency.' Wong said job reductions, some of which would come through attrition, were being made in Hong Kong because HSBC wanted the bank's regional office to become much more efficient. ... it was not that surprising. But Tse said while HSBC's Hong Kong operations already had impressive cost-efficiency ratios of 43.2 per cent, the bank could save more by moving back offices to the mainland. ...

  4. Low employment rate not necessarily good news for Hong Kong's future

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the latter. Therefore, even if Hong Kong's economy begins to stagnate, which implies a halt in the creation of job vacancies (meaning a constant total employment figure), the unemployment rate ... the sustainability of the Hong Kong economy has caught the government's attention, and hence measures such as encouraging couples to have babies and importing workers have been implemented to maintain ...

  5. Hong Kong still has trouble attracting talent, says panel

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... pointed out that Hong Kong should learn from Singapore,' said government economist Kwok Kwok-chuen. Singapore offers foreigners a temporary employment pass, allowing the holder to work ... and mirror comments by former Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce chairman David Eldon. He is a staunch supporter of introducing a similar employment scheme, arguing it will significantly enhance ...

  6. Hong Kong's rights

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and ethnic cleansing are severe accusations. No responsible commentator should make such indictments without considering the relevant facts. The correspondent overlooks the fact that Hong Kong ... were against Hong Kong's protectionist immigration policy, which favours workers from Southeast Asia and excludes mainlanders from domestic employment. Imagine the hypothetical analogy ...

  7. Mainland cash attracts graduates: labour chief

    Posted Aug 27th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He admits that young workers can save more over the border Hong Kong graduates are more willing to work on the mainland as the salary gap with Hong Kong is narrowing, a government official ... be better off than those earning the same in Hong Kong. 'Most mainland companies pay for meals and accommodation. Those who earn $6,000 in China will then be able to save around $2,000 a month, ...

  8. Officials don't dismiss tax-free zone

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... The government has apparently shifted its stance on a proposal by Li Ka-shing to set up a tax-free industrial zone along the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border, saying it would consider any plan ... development,' he said. On Monday, Mr Tsang told the media the government had no plans to set up a special zone at the border for industrial development. Mr Tsang reportedly said Hong Kong could not turn ...

  9. Workers may see wage rise next year

    Posted Oct 28th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... the mainland market to become a new source of job growth for Hong Kong people because skill levels across the border are rising, universities there are churning out more graduates, and overseas Chinese ... Kelvin Chan HK professionals on the mainland can expect even higher salary increases Some Hong Kong workers may find their pay packets a little fatter next year after having their wages ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to start Delta service A cross-border ferry service linking Hong Kong airport and the Pearl River Delta region will start services this month. Passengers entering or leaving Hong Kong will only ... China Southern flight makes emergency landing A Hong Kong-bound plane from Xiamen made an emergency landing at Chek Lap Kok yesterday after encountering electrical problems. The China ...




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