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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. Housing construction slowdown signals sharp end to boom times

    Posted Nov 10th 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Mr Clark, who works for himself on residential construction, and also on commercial buildings as part of a crew. 'Now, every penny has to be stretched. They want price adjustments ... will shut down because developers are unable to get financing. Mr Sashaw said no one anticipated such a sudden drop in activity. Condo developments are being halted, even on properties that have ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Hong Kong workers face positive yet cautious job outlook in fourth quarter

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... figures, the mainland's economic growth has slowed down to 7.6 per cent. This is like a warning sign to Hong Kong retailers that mainlanders are cutting back on the purchase of luxury ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Census figures a warning Hong Kong must invest in its future workers

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Paul Yip

    ... value-added and/or high-end products. It is not a luxury but a necessity to create a family-friendly working environment, so women in the workforce can be released into the community and keep us ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Canada fund opens first overseas office with US$200m investment

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Japan's Advent Fund, on top of FountainVest. CPPIB also is starting to make property investments on the mainland, with a recent commitment to the Bentall Balloch China Property Development Fund focusing on residential properties, bringing its total commitment to the sector to about US$200 million. It is interested in both residential and commercial property developments and looking ...

  10. Protesting workers at luxury Peak site reach pay deal

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu About 100 home-furnishing workers, who said they had not been paid for two months, reached a deal with a subcontractor yesterday after staging a protest outside the luxurious Cyberport development Bel-Air on the Peak. The workers said the subcontractor had agreed to pay the workers seven to 10 days after processing their payment information, but would not guarantee ...




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