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  1. Sport - Racing

    Twelfth title and counting for unstoppable Whyte

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on rides for stables for the first time, with Matthew Chadwick the worst affected through his combination with Tony Cruz. Freelance riders who have reached 250 wins will lose their two-pound ...

  2. Jobless rate drops to 4pc

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hiring sentiment remained buoyant as the latest jobless rate dropped to 4 per cent, from 4.1 last month. Jobs were created in the construction, education, and repair, laundry and domestic sectors. Total employment rose by around 21,900 to 3.56 million. Labour secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said 2010 saw widespread improvements in labour market conditions. ...

  3. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report 'Labour chief expects jobless rate to climb, but at a slower pace', on page 4 of the June 7 edition of the Sunday Morning Post wrongly quoted Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung as saying that 1,500 jobs were lost in January and in February and that the this number fell to 550 jobs a month in March and April. In fact, Mr Cheung said 15,600 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Lack of political leadership bad for business

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by MATTHEW GARLAND

    ... Matthew Garland Matthew Garland says ineffective, divisive politics is bad for business From East to West, leaders are failing to revitalise economies We are in the midst of a protracted ... Another concludes, "buckle down and wait- maybe for a long time". Matthew Garland is a Princeton-in-Asia Fellow at the Hong Kong-based Asia Business Council. Full results of the survey ...

  5. Chef finds recipe to succeed in finance planning

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to join the industry came when he met Matthew Lui, his team leader at AIA. Ling and his family faced emotional and financial difficulties when his father passed away, prompting him to consider the importance of insurance. He talks to Wong Yat-hei. What's your academic background? I was a Form Five graduate. After that, I took various courses in investment. Then I ran into Matthew Lui, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Benefits of paternity leave outweigh costs

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Ramon Odlum

    ... SCMP Editorial Paternity leave gaining traction Earlier this year, a survey of employers found that those who do not offer paternity leave- a large majority- had no intention of introducing it unless the government legislated to make it compulsory. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung has indicated this is on the cards next year anyway. But it is good ...

  7. Labour-intensive

    Posted Sep 01st 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Job seekers crowd a Labour Department recruitment forum at Tuen Mun Town offering 2,000 jobs. The Labour Department recorded a record 43,300 job vacancies last month- up 12 per cent from July and 53 per cent on the same month last year. Giving the figures yesterday, Permanent Secretary for Economic Development and Labour Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said 94 per cent ...

  8. Government to license homes for disabled

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government plans to regulate care homes for people with disabilities by requiring them to be licensed. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told legislators yesterday the government would table an ordinance within the next few months to call for a licensing of all such care homes. Under the proposal, a care home will only be issued a licence ...

  9. Time to give time off for new dads

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that also do not have compulsory paternity leave, more than 50 per cent of fathers are entitled to it under their employment conditions anyway. As it happens, Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew ...

  10. Unemployment rate falls

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Martin Wong martin.wong@scmp.com Hong Kong's jobless rate has declined by 0.1 per cent, amid warnings that firms are getting more cautious. Census and Statistics Department figures showed the unemployment rate between May and July fell to 3.4 per cent, down from 3.5 per cent between April and June. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said ...




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