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  1. Cheap housing for staff attracts tax

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... forms across the country, especially in government monopoly industries such as railways, power supply and tobacco companies. Rocketing commercial housing prices have even prompted some ... Kevin Huang Mainland employees will be subject to a new tax if they buy cheap housing provided by their workplace under a new effort by authorities to clamp down on tax evasion. The new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583439/cheap-housing-staff-attracts-tax
  2. Increase in orders boosts job creation

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... to a 52-month low of 5.2 per cent in January. Meanwhile, the China PMI produced by brokerage house CLSA indicated a further slight improvement in business conditions at Chinese manufacturers last month. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538623/increase-orders-boosts-job-creation
  3. Specialist courses open up a world of opportunities

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li WHEN TERRENCE LUI signed up for a part-time diploma in purchasing and supply chain management taught by the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE), he had already been ... to the whole supply chain management process, covering delivery and modes of transportation, among many other topics.' The introduction of specialist courses is a relatively recent phenomenon. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546817/specialist-courses-open-world-opportunities
  4. A roof over his head- but that's all

    Posted Jan 24th 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Though allocated a flat, Cheung Foon-wai struggles to survive For a man who has slept in the open air for the past decade, a public housing flat would seem to be a gift from ... The Social Welfare Department agreed to pay his monthly rent- about $1,000. However, after paying for water and electricity deposits, daily supplies and an Octopus card- about $1,500 in all- he has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/442026/roof-over-his-head-thats-all
  5. Supply teacher scheme 'wasted $9.7m'

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... of an arrangement to hire supply teachers. The watchdog said that despite the scheme's staggering cost of $19 million, it was still not in the best interest of students. Under the plan, laid-off teachers are given preference in hiring for supply work, and paid more than the normal supply teaching rate. The Ombudsman urged the government to review the arrangement as the problem of surplus ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456466/supply-teacher-scheme-wasted-97m
  6. Bosses to go back to building homes

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Move is part of initiative to provide affordable housing Guangzhou is poised to become the first mainland city to reintroduce a controversial housing scheme that allows ... and middle-income families amid double-digit increases in property prices in the city. Housing prices in Guangzhou jumped 15.7 per cent last year. Mr Zhang was earlier quoted as admitting for the first time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579759/bosses-go-back-building-homes
  7. The house always wins, and Stanley's bridge proves it

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Asked who would benefit most from the bridge, Mr Ho said: 'The casinos in Macau. ... in the past, even if you took the quickest ferry it would take more than an hour, but in the future it will be a 20-minute car ride' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/628504/house-always-wins-and-stanleys-bridge-proves-it
  8. Housing contractor could lose projects

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Department may re-tender deals after delays of more than a year, source says The Housing Department plans to terminate building contracts with a company that is still operating on the projects, in what would be an unprecedented move by the body, according to a source. The department is considering the move to re-tender three construction projects as the contractor, Dickson ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536522/housing-contractor-could-lose-projects
  9. It's about more than housing allowances

    Posted Dec 16th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why is it that the housing allowance for NETs (native English-speaking teachers) attracts so much attention when there are so many other inequities in the Hong Kong education system? There's the overseas education allowance for civil servants; the two pay scales for teachers hired before and after 2000; the huge gap between salaries of new teachers and those in the senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/438294/its-about-more-housing-allowances
  10. Liquidation woes grow for housing chairman

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fion Li Laid-off employees of the surveying firm run by Housing Society chief David Lee Tsung-hei complained to police yesterday after he missed an arbitration meeting. Legislator Lee Cheuk-yan, who is helping the workers, said the Commercial Crime Bureau had accepted their complaints but needed more evidence before deciding whether to investigate further. He said the workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552055/liquidation-woes-grow-housing-chairman

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