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  1. Husband hunt takes on giant dimensions

    Posted Oct 19th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... appearance'. He must also be under 45, preferably a businessman or professional, and a teetotal non-smoker. The 40-year-old civil engineering researcher, who has never married, decided to pay for the ad after finding it hard to meet suitable men. Like thousands of Sydney women looking for love, she found that most of the men she met through work or friends were either married or gay ...

  2. Letters

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... an elderly friend the impertinent question: 'Why have you never married?' I have never forgotten her brief and succinct answer: 'Well dear, the available were never desirable ... Growing role of women is important The article by Vishakha Desai ('Symbols of change', December 27) describes the rise of women leaders in several Asian countries and predicts ...

  3. Lifting the veil on the Afghan sex trade

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Rajeshree Sisodia

    ... ignore this? If their own daughters were raped, how would they feel? I have not thought about my future, though one thing is final, I will never marry again.' Pinpointing exactly how many ... After the fall of the Taleban in 2001, women were promised new freedoms. But now many are being forced into prostitution as a result of worsening poverty, writes Rajeshree Sisodia Four ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The women of Asia's family-owned business are coming into their own

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:15am by ANITA FUNG

    ... and the potential of an independent career. A new report, “Understanding the past – Looking to the future”, for HSBC Private Bank,  examines the competing pressures on a new generation of women working ... the closeness, support and advice of an extended clan, and that finding a harmonious position within the greater whole of the family remains a top priority. But many young women, particularly those who ...

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    Women helping one another will help Asia to grow

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by STACIE NEVADOMSKI BERDAN, LIESL RIDDLE

    ... Stacie Berdan and Liesl Riddle Stacie Berdan and Liesl Riddle note the power of networking and sharing Women helping one another will also help Asia to grow In the next 50 years, most economic growth worldwide will take place outside the G7 countries. But that's only half the story. Who are the people who will be the driving force for this growth? Many will be women. But, ...

  6. Rising Asia is letting its women fall behind

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... economic growth is intertwined with inequality, poverty, environmental degradation, political instability and other threats. That's why women's contributions are needed now more than ever to address the region's challenges. Unfortunately, few women make it to the top as leaders in Asia, and social norms continue to undervalue girls and women, as evidenced in ongoing sex selection ...

  7. Magazines - Style

    Agnes Chan: 'Accountancy is in my DNA'

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by MARIE INCLES

    ... Then she was named by the China Women's Association as a Top 100 Chinese Women Entrepreneur of the Year and received the award in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. This was followed ... place for working women. I don't see any glass ceilings in Hong Kong," she says. Her advice to young career-oriented women is to be self-empowered and to have belief and confidence ...

  8. Women's movement

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the room back then, but there is no shortage of female senior managers within her own company now. With women occupying half of the senior management roles, the Malaysian arm of ING Insurance has already surpassed the parent company's goal of having women occupy 33 per cent of its top leadership positions by 2013, Dr Menon said. While the upper ranks of many industries remain ...

  9. Mainland leads Asia in giving women small jobs in big firms

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Bryony Taylor

    ... Bryony Taylor Big businesses on the mainland employ more women at the junior level than in any other Asian country, a survey has revealed. Singapore, however, outperforms the mainland, India and Japan when it comes to the number of senior positions held by women. The Gender Diversity Benchmark report compiled by Community Business, a Hong Kong-based charity that provides ...

  10. Inexperienced HK women looking to learn fast against Asia's best

    Posted Sep 01st 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A young and mostly inexperienced Hong Kong could not have asked for a tougher initiation into the international arena when they come up against Japan in their opening game at the sixth women's Asia Cup starting at King's Park today. The last time Hong Kong played Japan, at the Asian Games in Doha last December, it ended in a 9-0 rout. Luckily those battle scars ...




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