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  1. Business - China Business

    Machinery makers eye German takeovers

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... said. "In Germany, labour laws are very protective of employees. The jury is out." ...

  2. Hotel buyer sues over HK$16m

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the title of the hotel. With a writ filed in the High Court on Thursday, buyer Year Harvest Investments is seeking refund of its deposit and damages against seller Labour Buildings over an alleged breach of the purchase agreement dated June 6. Year Harvest claims that Labour Buildings failed to transfer two guest-house licenses before the completion date of the HK$160 million transaction ...

  3. Business - China Business

    Shirble Department Store shapes up after audit finds loopholes

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... retailer yesterday announced results for the past financial year to December, with net profit plunging 64 per cent to 71.6 million yuan (HK$89.1 million) because of increased labour and rental ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Nexen deal shows how Chinese firms can do business in US

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by John Gong

    ... general, labour secretary, director of national intelligence and several other cabinet members. To be fair, while members are not entirely immune from ideological inclinations or insulated from ...

  5. 120 laid-off employees claim HK$4m from defunct courier

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... contributions. And in another labour dispute, a court heard yesterday that the liquidation of the bankrupt U-Right clothing chain had been delayed until December. About 10 AES staff representatives met managers at the Labour Department offices in West Kowloon yesterday. Wong Yu-loi of the Postal and Express Workers General Union said staff, whose contracts were terminated yesterday, had not been ...

  6. Debt-saga hotel might reopen with HK$3m settlement

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the property on June 18. The hotel owner, Labour Buildings, paid the bank HK$100 million towards the debt on Monday- only hours after the bank rejected that offer in court because it was not enough. Labour Buildings blocked the sale of the property by auction on August 20 with an offer yesterday to pay another HK$3 million to settle the debt. Labour Buildings' solicitor, David Chan, ...

  7. Bank rushed seizure of hotel, says owner

    Posted Jun 24th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... guests. Labour Buildings said the bank had not needed to take over the Tatami Hampton Hotel so swiftly because the Court of Appeal, in refusing to stay the execution of an order for payment ... 18. Mr David Li was wrong,' the statement said. The bank referred questions to Ernst & Young Transactions, which was appointed receiver of the hotel and all assets of Labour Buildings ...

  8. Tram firm bows to staff anger on extra hours

    Posted Jul 12th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The French operator of Hongkong Tramways resolved yet another labour crisis yesterday- the second to spring up since it acquired the city's oldest transport system some 15 months ago. Yet it may be only a matter of time before another labour dispute erupts if Veolia Transport does not improve communication with its middle management, a person familiar ...

  9. New Midas plant gives 20pc boost to capacity

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Printing firm Midas International Holdings has acquired 1.8 million square feet of land for a factory in Huizhou, Guangdong, despite reports that the province's labour ... ' It took a lot of effort to acquire the new Huizhou site. We looked at some other places, but the land was too expensive or there was no labour supply, or no government support.' ...

  10. Lessons in toymakers' rise and fall

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Toys under the Christmas tree bring joy to children in this festive season. But for some years now, there has been little joy for toymakers. Reeling from labour shortages, ... Delta's toymakers were locked in a grim battle for survival of the fittest, as soaring commodity and raw materials prices, a new labour law on the mainland and the global financial crisis created ...




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