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  1. Outlook for job market bleakest since Sars outbreak, survey finds

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung and Agnes Lam Hong Kong has the gloomiest employment outlook since the severe acute respiratory syndrome crisis, a survey by a recruitment firm found. Manpower, which ... outlook - by subtracting the percentage of employers planning to reduce staff from the percentage of those going to hire - of minus 3 per cent from April 1 to June 30. That was 6 percentage points ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Hong Kong workers face positive yet cautious job outlook in fourth quarter

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... seekers Hong Kong workers are facing a positive yet cautious job outlook in the fourth quarter of this year, a survey shows. ManpowerGroup polled about 66,000 employers in 42 countries and cities ... and Australia. In Hong Kong, 16 per cent of employers said they planned to increase staff levels while 4 per cent planned to cut levels. This leaves the net employment growth outlook at 12 per cent. ...

  3. Blame the bottom line, not a bronze lion

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... month it would cutting 30,000 employees from its global workforce of 296,000 by 2013, HSBC swung the axe in Hong Kong. It will slash about 10 per cent of the local workforce, with information ... by 2013. Unionists and staff have not been able to swallow the news and have taken it out on a defenceless victim. Poor Stephen - the iconic roaring bronze lion in front of the bank's ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the Legislative Council, legislators urged the government and the two railway companies to modify a proposed fare adjustment mechanism as it did not reflect the profits the MTR Corp received from property development. Lawmakers feared the rail companies would refuse to offer fare cuts after the merger, despite enjoying considerable profits from property development. Hiring outlook takes a plunge Hiring ...

  5. Grim outlook for one in four teens seeking jobs

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... More than a quarter of Hong Kong's teenage workers are looking for jobs, the highest level in four years and 50 per cent more than before the collapse of the world economy a year ago. The latest jobless figures released yesterday show the overall une ...

  6. Events

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... March 3: Hong Kong Securities Institute luncheon: 'Property market outlook'. Central. ...

  7. Events

    Posted Feb 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... March 3: Hong Kong Securities Institute luncheon: 'Property market outlook'. Central. ...

  8. HSBC seeks to sell general insurance unit

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... insurance operations in Britain, France, Brazil and Singapore. It offers a range of general insurance products including policies covering medical, car, travel, property damage and marine cargo. ... and branches in order to cut global expenses by US$2.5 billion to US$3.5 billion annually by 2013. Gulliver also said the group's insurance business would focus on 'life, pension ...

  9. Construction industry tops survey of Q3 hiring plans

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Rick Gangwani Hiring intentions are on the rise, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. At 14 per cent, the 'net employment outlook' - the percentage ... group, which has a seasonally adjusted net employment outlook of 18 per cent, were also upbeat. Led by the demand for luxury goods and hotel rooms by mainland visitors, the bulk of openings ...

  10. Academic's upbeat economic outlook is unconvincing

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lawrence Lau Juen-yee's view on how to limit the fallout from the global financial crisis in Hong Kong is disappointing ('Spending plea to boost economy', January 30). First, he says the government should step up public spending to create j ...




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