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  1. 25pc increase in private sector job vacancies

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The number of vacancies in the private sector was up 25 per cent in December year on year, government figures show. Job vacancies rose from 38,580 in December 2006 to 48,070 ... money to buy insurance. More jobs are therefore created in these sectors.' Total employment in the private sector was 2,455,900- up 2.1 per cent in December year on year. Stronger increases ...

  2. PRIVATE paradise

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... islands, for the first time. One of the first to offer foreign ownership is Six Senses Laamu. Located on the privately-owned Olhuveli Island in the Laamu Atoll, the island is one of outstanding natural beauty: powder white sand, lush tropical vegetation and crystal clear waters. Of only 28 villas for sale, ranging from two to four bedrooms, 10 remain. Several boast private beach access, ...


    Posted Apr 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Prudence Lui Event A German multinational in the manufacturing industry hosted a sales conference in Macau to mark its 100th anniversary, targeting leading partners on the mainland, where it has five plants. The event was attended by 270 people from 220 p ...

  4. HK can learn from Irish who voted in referendum to end 'citizenship tourism'

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to reports on the influx of mainland mothers giving birth in Hong Kong's private and public hospitals, and the resulting pressure on the health-care and education system. ... as a public health service within their rights and have to endure labour pain on a trolley in a hospital corridor. And it is unfair for their children to have to compete for school places ...

  5. High costs dampen HK's cosmetic surgery appeal

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... private hospitals and clinics has proved to be more expensive than in other countries, so locals and others are now looking to go under the scalpel elsewhere. Dr Ying Shun-yeun, of The Ying Clinic ... are not well-prepared for this: our private hospitals are limited by bed numbers and high costs.' Ying said only about 3 to 5 per cent of his monthly business revenue was from mainland patients. He still ...

  6. Private housing construction starts hit lowest in three years

    Posted Jul 21st 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Work started on only 700 private residential units in Hong Kong in the second quarter, the lowest figure in three years and a 36 per cent drop from the first quarter, according to the quarterly statistics of the Hong Kong Housing Authority. Construction starts in the second quarter were at the lowest since the government released the figures in the second quarter of 2004. Work ...

  7. Private island off coast of England seeks green owner

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Warren

    ... Richard Warren in London Private islands are hot property again. Man-made islands are selling like hot cakes in the Arabian Gulf, the Bahamian market has jolted back into life, developers ... to acquire one of the very few private islands off the south coast of England. And with the new Bournemouth International Airport nearby, we are expecting considerable interest in this highly unusual ...

  8. Faculties factor

    Posted Jul 20th 2009, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... and research in science and technology as a preferred career. The establishment of private universities is being mooted as one way of developing Hong Kong as an education hub. While the government stays quiet on the rationale, the resources required and the cost-benefit analysis, it is worth taking a critical look at the actual feasibility. A new private university could be established ...

  9. Talkback

    Posted May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... typically by paying the private sector a lump sum to conduct maintenance. This upsets the balance and encourages cost-cutting on maintenance. In the case of Prince of Wales Hospital, if years ... Q Should Prince of Wales Hospital be rebuilt or refurbished? Although the unnamed doctor from the Prince of Wales Hospital who wrote to Talkback yesterday has set out in detail the layout ...

  10. Papal audience makes for heavenly holiday

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Luxury hospitality company Leading Hotels of the World (LHW) has launched a package giving new meaning to the concept of a heavenly holiday: an audience with Pope Benedict XVI is included. But while LHW describes the audience with the pontiff as 'private', tickets are available free for any visitors to the Vatican. Hotel Hassler Roma books tickets on behalf of guests, ...




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