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  1. Productivity Council launches green campaign in schools

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jacqueline Leung The Productivity Council is turning its attention to the education sector to encourage environmentally friendly practices in schools. Since it was set up in 1967, the council has been promoting increased productivity and the use of more efficient methods in the city's business sector. Now, as part of an effort to support the government's I Love Hong ...

  2. Recruitment planned as productivity body moves against the economic tide

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin The Hong Kong Productivity Council hails corporate social responsibility as one of its central values. So is it prepared to set an example when so many corporations are laying ... said Wilson Fung Wing-yip, the council's executive director. In fact, the council has plans to recruit more staff. 'We are moving against the tide next year, as business is expected ...

  3. Warning issued over financial products

    Posted Mar 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Consumers have been warned to be cautious about the potential risks of certain 'high-yield' products such as equity-linked deposits. Ron Hui Shu-yuen, vice-chairman of the Consumer Council's publicity and community relations committee, said investors may be unaware of the nature of these products and may regard them as a substitute for savings deposits, which ...

  4. Consumer Council starts online database of prices

    Posted Sep 30th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... products, household cleaning goods and liquor. The council draws price data, including special discounts, from the four chains' websites and updates daily. The website features a list of goods ... Joyce Ng The Consumer Council yesterday launched an online database to provide daily updates on the price of goods at four supermarket chains. An academic hailed the new move as progress, ...

  5. Council offers plum role for marketing specialists

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Carmen Tao

    ... Susie Gyopos and Carmen Tao Brand management or marketing specialists are being offered a plum role which requires development effort and data analysis skills. A multidisciplinary organisation established in the 1960s seeks a brand management consultant. The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) promotes increased productivity and the use of more efficient methods throughout ...

  6. Dentists free to run adverts but told not to push products

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Hong Kong's 1,700 dentists will be allowed to advertise in the print media but cannot associate themselves with health care products or services, according to a professional code of conduct that will take effect on Friday. The Dental Council mailed the new code to dentists yesterday, three months after the Medical Council lifted a ban on doctors advertising. Laying ...

  7. Council wants to handle waste treatment

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong-owned factories on the mainland would be more willing to move to industrial parks if centralised waste management were handled by the Hong Kong Productivity Council ... by SMEs, at a fee, for trial, for production of prototypes or even for small-volume manufacturing. The council's role is mainly to promote technology transfer; SMEs can evaluate ...

  8. Three products' prices vary more than 50pc

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Three products had a more than 50 per cent price difference in Yuen Long stores, a weekly Consumer Council survey of 40 items has found. The price difference of Valley Chef Chicken Franks (340.2g) was as much as 58.7 per cent, Doll Fried Noodle- Chilli Sauce (120g) 52 per cent and Del Monte Fiesta Tropical Fruit Mix (850g) 51.4 per cent. ...

  9. Consumer Council warns parents to ensure toys are safe for children

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison From tiny parts to high decibel levels, the Consumer Council is reminding parents about toy safety this holiday season. Parents were advised to 'look out for the age recommendation [on the packaging] and also, before buying, try to see if the toy poses a danger to children', said Connie Lau Yin-hing, chief executive of the Consumer Council. Tiny parts were ...

  10. Council clears dentist over advert

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the Dental Council has said. The council said it believed Sarah Yeung was responsible for only patient care and the provision of dental services at the dental clinic and that she could not read the advert, published in Chinese. But the council reminded dentists in its ruling that particular care should be taken if they practised under the employment of other people. The advert had been ...




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