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  1. Property giants may be let off hook over underpaid workers

    Posted Feb 12th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Property developers may be able to gain accreditation under the voluntary 'wage protection movement' even if workers managed by their subsidiaries are paid less than the market rate. Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung made the comment after an association of the city's leading property management companies ...

  2. Labour pains

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... position after he discovered that most of the major players in the market had not joined the scheme. Suen Kwok-lam, president of the Hong Kong Association of Property Management Companies, which ... is meaningless.' Mr Suen's comment came after an informal poll by the South China Morning Post of 19 major property management agents last month found that only three had joined the campaign. They did ...

  3. Good times bear fruit

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

    ... construction of new hotels and luxury property projects, especially in Macau. Many of these are developed by Hong Kong developers. They are more comfortable with a Hong Kong team to work ... better outdoor living and more residential space,' he said. 'Some financial institutions are relocating their regional head office and senior executives from Hong Kong ...

  4. Providing service, and with a smile, too

    Posted Aug 18th 2007, 12:00am by Bernard Wan

    ... and residential clients expect more customer-oriented and quality services in addition to the professional services provided to solve their security problems. 'The coming on stream of new luxurious ... systems and effective solutions to protect people's lives and properties, but also to pull out all the stops to raise standards and meet the rising demands of their service-oriented clients. ...

  5. New luxury hotel keeps tight lid on salaries

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Landmark Mandarin Oriental- which bills itself as Hong Kong's first new luxury hotel in 12 years- will open with 295 staff, many earning just $12,000 a month. But some employees said they were willing to accept pay cuts from their previous jobs to gain experience with the group. New recruit Geoff Wu was offered about $12,000 to work as a waiter at the hotel, ...

  6. Job losses in financial sector weigh down London prices

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Shortage of homes will avert an all-out collapse in the City Job losses in London's financial services sector are driving down property prices, experts say. ... property prices fell 2 per cent in the final quarter of last year, partly because there were fewer City of London buyers. Kensington, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Belgravia are the districts ...

  7. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... group, which has a seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of 18 per cent, were also upbeat. Led by the demand for luxury goods and hotel rooms by mainland visitors, the bulk of openings ...

  8. In Brief

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... road Residents of Clifford Estate, a residential development in Panyu which is popular with Hongkongers, set up the Hong Kong Association of Clifford Property Owners yesterday and vowed ...

  9. Cheap housing for staff attracts tax

    Posted Mar 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enterprises to tear down factories to make way for residential properties while some have bought housing on the open market and sold them to staff at below cost. Many of the subsidised homes were sold ... tax was jointly issued on Wednesday by the State Taxation Administration and the Ministry of Finance and took effect immediately. It means homebuyers will be taxed if they purchase property ...

  10. Construction site's strike hurts us all, says property boss

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Agnes Lam The strike by construction-site metalworkers was having a serious impact on all Hong Kong, the deputy chairman of property giant Cheung Kong Holdings, Victor Li Tzar-kuoi, said yesterday. Speaking as the strike continued into its second week, Mr Li said it was not just a commercial issue. 'The work progress at construction sites of private developers ...




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