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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Rights group calls off protest

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vigil will be held there at 7.30pm to call for democracy in Hong Kong. Spokesman Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong said although the efforts of the 500,000 protesters last Tuesday had paid off, there were ... to fight for a system that allows them to elect their own chief executive and Legco members. So, the vigil will go ahead at 7.30pm,' he said. Democrat legislator and president of Hong Kong ...

  4. The law of confusion

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... there is confusion over what constitutes working hours, rest days and much else besides. As a result, Hong Kong's employers and employees are thrust into a state of quite unnecessary turmoil. ... in industrialised societies and practically all, if not all, the complicated issues that have arisen in Hong Kong have been dealt with elsewhere, providing a number of quite workable blueprints for dealing ...

  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. Merger 'will boost efficiency'

    Posted Jan 08th 2004, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Kelvin Chan Life will be a little bit less complicated for Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen and the members of the various committees he presides over, thanks to one of the pledges made in the policy address yesterday. In an effort to improve gover ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted Oct 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday to celebrate last week's canonisation of an Austrian missionary who used to preach in Hong Kong. St Joseph Freinademetz was the first Hong Kong missionary to be elevated to sainthood by Pope John Paul. He spent two years in Hong Kong from 1879 before moving on to the mainland. property sales 'reviving' Executive Councillor Leung Chun-ying said the property market had ...

  9. Mainland maids: a minefield in the making?

    Posted Sep 30th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... To satisfy an increasing demand, the government introduced legislation in 1973 for the employment of domestic helpers. But because of political sensitivity during those years, when Hong Kong ... Albert Cheng Hong Kong's economic miracle was created by China's economic reform and open-door policy in the 1970s. This dramatic shift of our economy saw the rise of a new ...

  10. Government denied on evidence for maids' case

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The government is trying to enter as evidence estimates that 'great numbers' of Filipino maids would become permanent Hong Kong residents in its ... only weeks before a judicial review begins. Lawyers for Evangeline Banao Vallejos, a Filipino helper who has worked in Hong Kong for 25 years, objected to the government's application. Mr ...




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