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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Authorities would be wise to mind the income gap

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 05:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Please mind the income gap According to a study on minimum wage and purchasing power in this newspaper last Wednesday, Hong Kong's HK$30-per-hour rate is enough to buy ... are put together, however, they may give some insights on income distribution in our society. While an hour's wage for the 98,000 lowest paid workers cannot even buy two Big Macs, thousands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1571512/authorities-would-be-wise-mind-income-gap
  2. Business - Money - EARNINGS

    Melco net income falls 20pc; Macau stocks hammered

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:28am by Sophie Yu, Bloomberg

    ... Sophie Yu and Bloomberg sophie.yu@scmp.com Slower-than-expected growth in mass market gaming revenues for July sparks sell-off in sector Macau stocks take hit as Melco's net profit drops 20pc Casino and entertainment resort operator Melco Crown Entertainment said yesterday its second-quarter unaudited net income fell over 20 per cent to US$143.6 million from a year ago. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/markets-investing/article/1568704/melco-net-income-falls-20pc-macau-stocks-hammered
  3. 200 security guards fired, rehired ahead of pay law

    Posted Mar 01st 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong A property management company has sacked around 200 security guards in what a trade union says is an attempt to cut its wage costs ahead of the minimum wage law. They were sacked by New City Property Management and rehired yesterday by Lion Se ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739520/200-security-guards-fired-rehired-ahead-pay-law
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734463/modest-increases-way
  5. Why tipping in Britain is leaving a bad taste

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... Restaurants are using gratuities to lift wages to the legal minimum, writes Jane Moir Tipping in British restaurants has become as much a moral process as a financial one, with the plight of the country's most poorly paid workers at stake. Few topics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665074/why-tipping-britain-leaving-bad-taste
  6. Firms can't wait for help, says chamber

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong and Eva Wu Business leader wants budget relief now The government has been urged to bring forward its budget and introduce tax relief measures for small and medium-sized enterprises, without waiting until February. Andrew Brandler, chairman of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661096/firms-cant-wait-help-says-chamber
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - EARNINGS

    Link Reit distributable income jumps 14pc

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:10pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Despite trend of falling retail sales, the landlord looks to improvements in household earnings Link Reit upbeat after 14.4pc gain in year's income The Link Real Estate Investment Trust, Asia's largest reit, said its total distributable income rose 14.36 per cent year on year to HK$3.83 billion for the year to March. Revenue rose 10 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1525222/link-reit-distributable-income-jumps-14pc
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Cut in minimum working hours to give more families low-income benefits

    Posted May 24th 2014, 03:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com More families to qualify for low-income benefits The minimum working hours to qualify for a low-income family subsidy are to be lowered by 16 hours ... the latest proposal, 60 per cent of about 204,000 families set to benefit will now qualify for the full HK$1,000. Herrick Lee Yen-hao, of the pressure group Concerning CSSA and Low Income Alliance, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519091/cut-minimum-working-hours-give-more-families-low-income-benefits
  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW JAKE

    Jobs cry an excuse to continue income disparity

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 01:15am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com HK needs to rise to the level of the great democracies if everyone is to have a better life Jobs cry an excuse to continue income disparity ... is that they have the time and energy to do it after the daily grind of just staying alive and hiding from the exactions of the more powerful. The great democracies generally have better income equality. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1517426/jobs-cry-excuse-continue-income-disparity
  10. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    College athletes deserve income

    Posted May 10th 2014, 10:52pm by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan NCAA's iniquitous system of preserving players' amateur status amounts to little more than cynical exploitation College athletes deserve income Someone is about to get paid a lot of money very soon. It certainly will not be me and it might not be you. However, someone blessed with prodigious athletic gifts is about to reap a small fortune. Specifically ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1509190/college-athletes-deserve-income

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