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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Labour blasts George Osborne over Britain's loss of AAA credit rating

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Labour blasts Osborne on rating cut Britain's opposition yesterday tore into the government over what it called its failed economic policies, after ... eliminate the deficit and give growth a boost, Moody's rating agency cut Britain's grade by one notch to Aa1. Labour opposition finance spokesman Ed Balls tore into Osborne, saying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1157291/labour-blasts-george-osborne-over-britains-loss-aaa-credit-rating
  2. Employees cash in on labour shortage

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Banks and hedge funds in Hong Kong have increased their salary bills by up to 25 per cent as they are being forced into bidding wars to stop staff from leaving for rival firms, according to financial services recruitment firm Astbury Marsden. A rise in de ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972548/employees-cash-labour-shortage
  3. Talk to your employer and cut your tax bill

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Howard Bilton Although tax on salaries in Hong Kong is very low, there are a number of steps which an employee, with the help of a sympathetic employer, can take which will make a significant difference to their tax bill. And, the difference is a substant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705010/talk-your-employer-and-cut-your-tax-bill
  4. News - Hong Kong - AGEING POPULATION

    Hong Kong faces same tough tax choices as Singapore, academic says

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong and Bloomberg Academic says shrinking labour force means either productivity or taxation must increase HK faces 'same tough tax choices as Singapore' Hong Kong faces ... at the University of Hong Kong, said this was the likely scenario if the government did not invest in education and occupational training to boost productivity. "We have a shrinking labour force, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1023972/hong-kong-faces-same-tough-tax-choices-singapore-academic-says
  5. Retirement age of 65 suggested for 2045

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the controversial change in labour policy, which has long been debated. It comes on the heels of a comment at the weekend by Chen Wenhui, vice-chairman of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission, who told ... the academy, estimated that the country would face a severe shortage in its workforce from 2030 onwards. Cai Fang, director of the academy's Institute of Population and Labour Economics, said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005764/retirement-age-65-suggested-2045
  6. Ignore migrants at nation's peril, say experts

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... steadily rises. Professor Liu Erduo, from Renmin University's School of Labour and Human Resources, said that regardless of the nation's economic situation, migration from rural to urban ... to 13 million rural labourers added to the urban population each year. Professor Liu said inequalities in education should be eliminated to give immigrants and locals a fair shot at competing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014266/ignore-migrants-nations-peril-say-experts
  7. HK takes second spot in globalisation index

    Posted Jan 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabella Steger Hong Kong is the world's second most 'globalised economy' but still underperforms others in terms of labour mobility and technology, according to a joint ... to five criteria- trade, capital, technology, labour and culture. Hong Kong was ranked top in capital movement and cultural integration. The accounting firm said Hong Kong's position reflects ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704988/hk-takes-second-spot-globalisation-index
  8. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    CIC president cautious but warming to US

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 02:57am by JANE CAI, Kwong Man-ki

    ... at policies, even policies towards labour, social policies, tax and other issues, the US seems to be more dynamic." In the European Union, it was very difficult to get all the 27 member countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1184607/cic-president-cautious-warming-us
  9. What's happening and where

    Posted Mar 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Crackdown on illegal labour activities The central government has called for a nationwide crackdown on illegal dealings within the labour market. It also wants to do away with unregistered labour agencies and stop irregular activities by legal agencies. Xinhua reports the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, the Ministry of Public Security and other government departments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/491251/whats-happening-and-where
  10. Protest over HSBC job cuts plan

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the Hongkong Bank Foundation, a charity trust, on the ground floor of its Queen's Road Central entrance at 3pm. At the same time, labour unions and political parties continued their demonstration ... Lai-ching said. Labour chief Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said after attending the ceremony that he was concerned by the redundancy plan. 'HSBC's decision is an individual one and does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978511/protest-over-hsbc-job-cuts-plan

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