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  1. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Europe's economic troubles are washing up on Hong Kong's shores in the form of a surge in migrants from the continent coming to the city to work. Government figures show there was a nearly 12 per cent increase from 2010 to 2011 in the number of ...

  2. Government denied on evidence for maids' case

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The government is trying to enter as evidence estimates that 'great numbers' of Filipino maids would become permanent Hong Kong residents in its fight against foreign domestic workers who are seeking right of abo ...

  3. Hongkongers still face mainland tax blow

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... More than 10 countries are in talks with Beijing to sign bilateral tax agreements that would exempt their nationals and companies from paying the new social security tax. Hong Kong, with hundreds of thousands of residents working on the mainland, will be ...

  4. 14 beauty salons shut as the crisis bites deeper

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Agnes Lam At least 14 beauty salons, which mainly served employees in the financial sector, closed down in October and last month, with their customers badly affected by the economic crisis. About 100 salon employees are among the nearly 6, ...

  5. Bosses urged to hold off on pay rises

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Kelvin Chan

    ... Members of a Hong Kong employers' group were told yesterday to be more selective when hiring staff and warned not to be too hasty in raising pay. The call from the Employers' Federation comes as the economy continues to recover and bosses grew m ...

  6. Events

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, December 7: Canadian Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'The art of persuasion: The art of selling concepts and ideas'. Duke of Windsor Building. Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association luncheon: 'Healthcare reform in US- What about Hong ...

  7. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

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

    ... For a rich city, Hong Kong has a lot of poor people. Indeed, one in nine people are in extreme financial need, the latest official figures released to lawmakers last week showed. We shouldn't be surprised; the number is merely statistical confirmatio ...

  8. Issuing shopping coupons is not the way to deal with crisis

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There has been much debate about issuing shopping coupons. Those who support such a scheme argue it would stimulate an already weak retail market. They fail to realise that the administrative costs would be high. Another concern is that the coupons would ...

  9. Don't sack plea

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Employers' Federation of Hong Kong has appealed to firms to avoid laying off staff if at all possible. Given the dire state of the global economy, do you think company bosses will heed this advice? Write to us. ...

  10. Events

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Today: American Chamber of Commerce luncheon: 'Counterparty risk to insurers: What you should know and how to minimise it'. Bank of America Tower. Wednesday, December 3: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Don't let the credit crun ...




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