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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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978390/hsbc-axe-3000-hong-kong-jobs
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621169/low-employment-rate-not-necessarily-good-news-hong-kongs-future
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595087/hong-kong-still-has-trouble-attracting-talent-says-panel
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427662/hong-kongs-rights
  5. Aviation work may take off

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Despite the seasonal blip, airline maintenance job prospects remain positive. Even when aircraft are not flying, they still have to be maintained. Moreover, Hong Kong is deemed superior compared with Europe, America and Australia in terms of fees. Overseas airlines want to use the city's services, not to mention the new budget airlines due to join the Hong Kong aviation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001875/aviation-work-may-take
  6. HK slows down, but still growing

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Hong Kong's economy grew last month, though at a slower pace than February, according to HSBC's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI). The HSBC Hong Kong PMI, an indicator of the health of the private sector, was 52 in March, down from 52.8 in February. A PMI above 50 indicates expanding business activity while a reading below 50 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997531/hk-slows-down-still-growing
  7. Railway giant on expansion binge

    Posted May 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rail, retail and office jobs MTR The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) advertises job openings practically every week. As of March, the company had 13,829 employees in Hong Kong. 'Our staffing levels have increased significantly in recent years, and the five network expansion projects in Hong Kong alone will require more than 750 additional staff at the peak of the construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967021/railway-giant-expansion-binge
  8. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Europe's economic troubles are washing up on Hong Kong's shores in the form of a surge in migrants from the continent coming to the city to work. Government figures show ... since 2009. Hong Kong has one of the lowest unemployment figures in the world. As of June, the jobless rate was 3.2 per cent, against 10.3 per cent for the European Union as a whole and 24.6 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007893/expats-rush-escape-euro-woes
  9. Worst is 'almost over for HSBC in HK'

    Posted Feb 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com HSBC says the worst is nearly over for the bank's operations in Hong Kong, as its restructuring plans in the city are to be wrapped up by the end of the second quarter. But the bank would not say how many Hong Kong employees it had laid off or how many it planned to let go as it concluded its cutbacks. Last week it said there would be fewer job ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993859/worst-almost-over-hsbc-hk
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/967065/law-confusion

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