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  1. Rich mainlanders save 28pc of income

    Posted May 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fulton Mak Top earners in Greater China save an average of 26 per cent of their income every month, a survey finds. Mainlanders are the most thrifty, putting away 28 per cent ... after United States investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed. All respondents were from the top 20 to 40 per cent of households for each market based on census household income data. Comparison ...

  2. Majority want higher income tax threshold

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The State Council proposal is welcomed but 1,500 yuan threshold called too low The State Council's proposal to raise the personal income-tax threshold to 1,500 ... threshold for the entire country might not be a good idea, as incomes and living standards varied significantly. The surveys were conducted before the National People's Congress Standing ...

  3. StanChart condemned for sacking 200 as income soars

    Posted Dec 09th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Louis Beckerling

    ... Louis Beckerling and Enoch Yiu Labour leaders chastise emerging markets bank for axing staff despite expecting profit of US$1.98b Standard Chartered group chief executive Mervyn Davies yesterday flagged profit growth of about 29 per cent this year- a hint ...

  4. Rich and poor

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has the highest level of economic inequality in the developed world. How can it set about correcting this imbalance and, in the meantime, best assist its victims? Share your views: write to us. ...

  5. Qianhai offers perks to lure HK talent

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a discount of more than half on income tax, as well as judicial and educational assurances, Cao Hailei, head of the Qianhai Authority's office, said. 'For example, let's say a senior manager earns 19,600 yuan (HK$24,000) a month. He has to pay 45 per cent income tax in Shenzhen,' Cao said. 'But in the Qianhai area, he may enjoy a discount of up to 25 per cent of his ...

  6. Can Asia really fulfil its promise?

    Posted May 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... or so as people retire later or they accept permanent migration. But fertility rates will have to change a lot, and soon, if ageing is not to outstrip ability to keep raising income levels ... 2030, by which time fertility may have picked up again. But, in any event, China is about to face what is known as the middle-income trap. Years of fast growth through urbanisation ...

  7. Jobs narrow cultural gap

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... As told to Chiu Po-sze Big government publicity for the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) has successfully changed the attitude of many parents towards the arts. Previously, many associated being an artist with low income and so they strongly opposed their children pursuing a career in the arts, afraid they would be unable to support them and that they would end up living ...

  8. HK's well-being relies on unity

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the income gap is wider, housing less affordable and the air less breathable. But has Hong Kong really changed that much? Perceptions may have changed, sharpened by revelations of the scandals ... from further smear tactics. It could equally be seen as a call to focus on public concern over housing prices, pollution, income inequality and the perception of government collusion ...

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    Philippine government cannot be allowed to forget hostage tragedy

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and overseas workers provide a big slice of the country's income and Hong Kong is an important factor in both. The black travel alert that our government has put in place since the killings has ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of research that compares the living standards and conditions of low-income workers and their families before and after the implementation of the Statutory Minimum Wage Ordinance. The research examines to what extent this legislation, combined with other social welfare measures, is helping to bring the families of workers on low incomes out of poverty. ...




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