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  1. Beijing unlikely to try to poach Taiwan allies

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei As ties improve across the Taiwan Strait, observers say dramatic switches in diplomatic ties from Taiwan to the mainland during the Olympics are unlikely- but it is possible that the consensus of cordiality could be disrupted at the last minute ...

  2. Manulife rules out poaching of staff

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Manulife (International) has no intention of sparking an agency poaching war despite a plan to hire 2,000 more agents in the next five years. Newly appointed general manager ... and pension provider in Hong Kong, would achieve the goal by recruitment and would not poach agents from other insurers. 'We believe an expansion of agency force is the key to get more ...

  3. Poaching of sharks out of control, Canberra told

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney The poaching of sharks by crews on Indonesian fishing boats has reached a crisis point in Australian waters and the government is ill-prepared to cope, say ... also poach the prized trocus shell and beche-de-mer, or sea cucumber. In Western Australia, about 25 illegal fishing vessels are spotted every day off the port of Broome alone. Three boats were ...

  4. Smart banks try a spot of poaching

    Posted Apr 26th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Poaching has long been endemic in the fiercely competitive insurance industry, where companies have been known to entice entire teams of agents to jump ship for higher salaries ... poaching tactics to build up personnel in a hurry. Banking staff with three to five years' experience are said to be the hottest head-hunting targets. Those with experience in marketing, ...

  5. Top law firm takes rival to court over poaching claim

    Posted Aug 07th 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Deacons says a US-based company violated their deal not to solicit staff An American-based law firm had inside help when it poached lawyers from Deacons, one of Hong Kong's most ... Liability Partnership, White & Case as well as former Deacons' solicitors Mark Gerard Fairbairn and Edward Anthony Cairns. 'This is a case of poaching, not of local [wildlife] ...

  6. Staff poaching a 'way of life' on the mainland

    Posted Sep 30th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Businesses operating in the mainland are resigned to the rampant poaching of staff trained at heavy expense, according to a panel of leading businessmen. Giordano chairman and chief executive Peter Lau said the plunder of employees on the mainland had extended beyond managerial targets to shop-level staff. He was speaking at yesterday's Getting Serious About ...

  7. Australian rogue colleges face poaching, fraud claims

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... Geoffrey Maslen Australia's A$10 billion education export industry has been rocked by accusations that private colleges are defrauding students and poaching others from competing ... courses to foreign students with costly advertising but some have opted to save money and poach them from other institutions. Mr Smith said the rogue institutions hired agents to approach students ...

  8. E&Y poaches staff on the mainland

    Posted Jul 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu A shortage of accountants on the mainland has sparked a poaching war, with some firms willing to triple salaries to lure qualified staff. International accountancy Ernst & Young (E&Y) wants to double its mainland headcount to 6,000 within the next few years to handle a mounting workload driven by merger and acquisition activities and initial public offerings, ...

  9. PCCW poaches Euro 2008 finals from i-Cable

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung PCCW has won the exclusive rights to air Uefa Euro 2008 football tournament in Hong Kong, the second major sports event it has poached from rival i-Cable Communications within one month. Last month, PCCW's Now Broadband TV won the live broadcasting rights to English Premier League football matches for three seasons starting in August next year. Market ...

  10. Shanghai makes bold move to poach HK's Maritime Museum

    Posted Aug 12th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford A large part of the city's maritime heritage is in danger of being lost to a museum in Shanghai. Maritime Museum director Stephen Davies said the Shanghai city government had made an audacious bid to take the collection from its 500 ...




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