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  1. Modest increases on the way

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer After two years of cost cuts and austerity, better economic times mean that Hong Kong employers can loosen the purse strings a little, as they finalise salary adjustments for this year. Several surveys confirm that companies plan to reward sta ...

  2. Spot the companies most likely to cook their books

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... by mainland-listed companies. They reasoned that retrospective corrections to either a company's income statement or balance sheet generally indicate accounting manipulation in the past, and may well ...

  3. Smell the revolution

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Too often, we tell ourselves we're different, that Hong Kong people will never behave in the radical way we see elsewhere. We are convinced that the kind of street violence we saw recently in France over pension reforms just won' ...

  4. 'People's premier' shows he still has the common touch

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... reporters asked eight questions on the economy and four on diplomacy. There was only one on social equality, to which Wen replied: 'There is still a lot of unfairness in our society, income ...

  5. Growing gripes over inflation, wealth gap

    Posted Dec 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Centre, said that growing income discrepancy reflected a widening gap between urban and rural incomes. On the positive side, the researchers reported that rural incomes had risen faster than urban incomes this year in overall terms. In the first nine months of the year, urban per capita disposable income was up 7.5 per cent year on year after price rises were factored out, while the figure ...

  6. Buyer interest props up mainland agency income

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... measures aimed at curbing demand in the property market, commission income at Centaline Property Agency's mainland operations' rose slightly to 320 million yuan (HK$373.14 million) ... sales growth. Lai said that in March, before Beijing began introducing measures to cool the property market, the agency earned 390 million yuan in commission income. That proved ...

  7. Stuck in the gap

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Two people said things to me recently that made me wonder if we can ever reverse the widespread public discontent we're now experiencing. One represents some of Hong Kong's top bosses. The other is a big-time boss himself. They t ...

  8. letters

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Simon Ko Chin-hung, Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School Minimum wages will hurt lowest earners The hourly minimum-wage rate of $28-$30 can lead to a comfortable monthly income for low-income ... rich and poor by raising the bottom line for the low-income group. However, unskilled workers are bound to suffer because companies may be less willing to hire them at all for higher salaries. ...

  9. TPV income slips amid sluggish sales

    Posted Nov 25th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu TPV Technology yesterday announced sluggish quarterly results on weak demand for its products. Sales of personal computer monitors rose 4.2 per cent in the third quarter from the second and LCD televisions increased 7.9 per cent. Turnover for th ...

  10. Investors move into fixed income funds

    Posted Sep 19th 2010, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... into fixed income investments are just as significant. In an environment with historically low interest rates, wealthy investors in the United States and Asia have been pouring money ... as an offshore centre for renminbi trading by investing in the latest yuan bond funds issued in the city by Hopewell Highway Infrastructure, Haitong Asset Management and Bank of China. Fixed income ...




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