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  1. Layoffs under way as crisis bites

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... economy has slowed down substantially and the Hong Kong economy is also slowing. Therefore, we will not see the same activity levels, or the same growth, for all of our business in the future ... report. It totally disregards its social responsibility if it still sacks so many workers while enjoying profits,' he said. The union says PCCW has about 13,000 employees in Hong Kong ...

  2. School intervenes to lower canteen prices

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Diocesan Boys' School has moved to cut prices in its canteen after students complained about the higher prices charged by a new operator. Principal Terence Chang Cheuk-cheung said yesterday he had asked the operator, Cafe de Coral, to reduc ...

  3. Mother of 2009's first born hopes baby will bring luck to city

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Kong's economy. The baby, whose parents are both from Fujian, was born at Hong Kong Baptist Hospital and weighed 3.1kg. Accompanied by her husband, the mother, Huang Mingyue, came to Hong Kong ... happy that my little girl was born at this hospital... I hope that she can bring luck to Hong Kong's economy,' Ms Huang said. She said her daughter's birth caught her by surprise, ...

  4. Minimum wage study in Europe

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of Trade Unions, Cheung Lai-ha, said the 'family factor' should play an important role when setting a minimum wage. 'The Hong Kong economy is already mature enough to consider ... would meet unions and concern groups after the trip to Europe. The deputy chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Industries, Stanley Lau Chin-ho, said the working ability of an individual ...

  5. Tsang the right man for the job, officials say

    Posted May 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday and hinted he might be the most suitable candidate to be Hong Kong's next leader. Li Gang, deputy director of the central government's liaison office, said Hong Kong had become harmonious and stable since Mr Tsang's appointment. 'Hong Kong's economy also has continued to grow. Mr Tsang has made great effort in his work,' ...

  6. HK$200m sought to assist small firms

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... to weather the financial crisis. In a proposal tabled to the financial secretary for consideration in this month's budget speech, the Alliance for the Promotion of Digital Economy for Hong Kong ... Under the proposal, each company is allowed to receive up to HK$50,000 in reimbursement for online export marketing activities. About 5 per cent, or 5,000 of all trading companies in Hong Kong ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Drop in trade, wages amid economic gloom

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... Kong's exports was part of a region-wide phenomenon and that exports of many other Asian economies fell by around 20 to 40 per cent over the same period,' the spokesman said. 'While Hong Kong's exports to the advanced economies fell notably, those to the other Asian economies also declined markedly. The latter reflected the weakening Asian economic conditions, as well ...

  9. Gossip magazines top readers' list

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Vivienne Chow

    ... or the martial arts novels of Louis Cha. The findings alarmed Professor Li. He said that residents of a city with a knowledge-based economy such as Hong Kong needed to keep up to date. He reminded ... Hong Kong's top earners like nothing better after work than to relax with a good ... gossip magazine. That is the conclusion of a sociologist who studied the city's reading ...

  10. Mobile-data usage rises fourfold in a year

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... for the telecoms watchdog said the remarkable growth in mobile-data usage was 'consistent with the trend observed in other advanced economies and demonstrates that Hong Kong has matured as a leading ...




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