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  1. Restaurants fear income blow from five-day week

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The introduction of the five-day work week may hurt the catering industry as more people are likely to spend their weekends across the border, trade leaders say. Legislator Tommy Cheung Yu-yan said it remained unclear how many of the 160,000 civ ...

  2. Missed opportunities

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Asians are known to be edgy talking about their monthly income and prefer to underestimate their financial standing rather than overestimate it. A study by global fund house Fidelity shows that people in Hong Kong are undervaluing their earning power and possibly missing out on investment opportunities amid rising income inequalities. The study, 'Rich Me? Poor Me?' designed ...

  3. Rainy day blues

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The average Hong Kong and mainland incomes are not enough to cover living costs, according to a survey of 11 economies. How can the incomes of Hong Kong retirees, who face an average deficit of HK$1,082, be improved? ...

  4. High-fliers

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A global survey has shown that managers in Hong Kong have the highest disposable incomes in East Asia. Is this an indication that executives get paid too much, or is it a fitting reward for a job well done? Write to us ...

  5. Bank on mainland

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a high-income economy and the world's largest economy before 2030'. In a report entitled 'China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious and Creative High-income Society', the global ...

  6. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... It is the bulk of the population the government should be looking after, not the property developers' profits. Ela Sashimi- It isn't only income. When a city is so expensive to live in, ... a killing! Alfred Cheung- The government should think of ways to increase income levels in Hong Kong. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Map on China passports goes too far

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... at border crossings. Incoming leaders have been left to pick up the pieces of a job poorly thought out. Many Chinese now hold passports that show their nation to be assertive. ...

  8. Poverty trap

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Government figures show that Hong Kong's income gap is getting wider, as the number of households earning HK$4,000 or less has risen by 80,000. Could this pay disparity adversely affect our economy? Write to us. ...

  9. Poor missing out on tourist spots

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to The Peak. But for schoolchildren from low-income families, life can even be harder than it is in the films. A survey found that almost 60 per of children from low-income families had never been ... there was an urgent need to improve quality of life for children from low-income groups. 'The Peak and Hong Kong Park, are common places for family outings, but many of the young people from needy ...

  10. Events

    Posted Sep 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, September 27: Canadian Chamber of Commerce evening: 'PRC individual income tax for inbound assignees'. Kinwick Centre, Central. Wednesday, September 29: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Hong Kong's Competition Bill- The devil in the detail'. Hong Kong Club. Tuesday, October 5: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'The future of the China ...




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