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  1. The house always wins, and Stanley's bridge proves it

    Posted Mar 04th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp 'Asked who would benefit most from the bridge, Mr Ho said: 'The casinos in Macau. ... in the past, even if you took the quickest ferry it would take more ... winner of the proposed HK$60 billion Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge will be the casinos of Macau. In the same editions of this newspaper, under the headline 'Bumper year for Macau ...

  2. Staff have little to smile about

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Caitlin Wong

    ... again, the topic of retaining and retraining talent is key in Asia. Hong Kong needs to rebalance our focus to bridge this gap,' she said. 'With regard to retention, we tend to go ...

  3. HK$100 pay rise is too little, too late, say maids

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Foreign and local domestic helpers condemned as too little too late a HK$100-a-month pay increase that was announced by the government yesterday. The 2.8 per cent increase ... in 2003- from HK$3,670 a month- after the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome devastated the economy. 'Now we have a better economy, but the wage hike is still too little,' Ms ...

  4. Little movement in wages in HK

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.22pm: The average wage rate rose by 0.4 per cent in nominal terms in June compared with a year earlier, latest figures released by the Census and Statistics Department on Tuesday showed. But after discounting the increase in cons ...

  5. Little economic logic in a giveaway budget

    Posted Feb 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The idea of waiving rates for property owners for one or two quarters has a lot of public support. But it has little economic logic and smacks of cheap populism in an election year. Beyond that, Mr Tang needs to be prudent. With infrastructure spending already expected to average HK$29 billion a year for the next four years, there's little room to spend more money on public works- ...

  6. Crackdown on devious contractors

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they needed to realise the contractors involved in various wage disputes were potential offenders. The cross-department database on contractors would bridge the inter-departmental information gap. ... 'The role of government officials has changed from doing the task themselves, to managing the contractors. They may have little knowledge in this area and are learning as they go along,' ...

  7. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attributes this to the commencement and reactivation of government infrastructure schemes. 'Major projects, such as the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the Shatin-to-Central Link, have ...

  8. Out with the cliches, in with firm branding

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Worldwide Advertising and Communications. He sees little evidence of companies in Hong Kong being up to speed with the latest human resources trend, which is why TMP has just launched this new ... on reality'. TMP's campaign focused on bridging that gap and bypassed the employer promises altogether. Instead, it opted for first-person messages from existing staff to potential recruits under ...

  9. Work experience is crucial

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... little (or none at all). Yet being an intern allows you to see from the inside how an organisation works and what skills you need to get a job done. Internships offer a taste of the kind of work ... into tasks, and expected to contribute towards the day-to-day running of the business, as a regular employee is. Although this may seem a little daunting, it can be a better reflection of working ...

  10. Aviation work may take off

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... centres. Little hands-on work is required. Vivian Leung, business development manager, Aviation Institute ...




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