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  1. Fresh rise expected in number out of work

    Posted Aug 18th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... travel liberalisations for tourists from the mainland. A strengthening United States economy will also help. 'On the labour market, everybody is still worrying at the moment,' said ... their sales and profits recovered, he said. 'Eventually, the room for further cuts in the labour force for different corporations will become increasingly limited. A lot of companies are faced ...

  2. Stephen Lam is acting security chief

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Kelvin Chan, Patsy Moy

    ... the man who is acting in his place remained silent yesterday on whether there were any plans for him to step into the job full-time. Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Stephen Ip ... always pressure being the financial secretary,' he said. 'I'm going to concentrate on my job as secretary for economic development and labour.' Carrying out the financial ...

  3. July reveals slowing retail slide

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... recovery in the labour market and mortgages in negative equity will keep domestic consumption in check, offsetting the increase in sales brought about by the surge in inbound tourism,' Ms Yam ...

  4. Few predict that Cepa will deliver trade boost

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... The zero-tariff benefits of Cepa will probably not lead to a broad revival of Hong Kong's manufacturing sector, but could provide opportunities for niche products, industry representatives said yesterday. The city's high costs would still discourage firms from setting up labour-intensive manufacturing plants even after the closer economic partnership agreement came ...

  5. UN gives industry body an elevated profile

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... agency of the UN, the WTO will have the same status as bodies such as the Unesco, the World Health Organisation, the International Labour Organisation and others, Mr Frangialli said. 'It ...

  6. Expert puts Sars impact on tourism at $280b

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Joseph Lo, Kelvin Chan

    ... by the week-long National Day holiday in October, while travel between provinces would have to wait until next May's Labour Day break. He was more pessimistic on the issue of international travellers ...

  7. Jobless rate edges higher, analysts see hope

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... to fall gradually as the economy bounces back from the Sars crisis and travellers return to the city. Some 309,000 people were unemployed in July, 9,000 more than in June, but the labour force ...

  8. World tourism body gets elevated UN status

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Organisation, the International Labour Organisation and others, Mr Frangialli said. 'It is a recognition ... for the tourism sector in general that now the international community is conscious ...

  9. Dependant visa rules may harm HK's allure

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Kelvin Chan

    ... Firms decry labour restrictions on foreign workers' relatives The foreign community and international business groups have expressed concern at a change introduced recently by the Hong Kong government affecting holders of dependant visas. The change, part of a range of measures issued on June 30, means the spouses or children of foreigners working in Hong Kong ...

  10. Business leaders unmoved by show of public anger

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Christine Chan, Kelvin Chan

    ... cost-benefit equation very much,' he said, adding: 'This is not a labour strike, which has an impact on businesses.' Brian Coulton, an analyst at Fitch, said the protest did not affect ...




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