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  1. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Expat exodus to Singapore looms, as living costs rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... careers so expatriates need fewer incentives to work here. But he warned that employers could move staff to Singapore if housing and education costs remained high. "Expats may relocate to Singapore if the gap between Hong Kong and Singapore widens," he said. Singapore ranks eighth, with the average expat package worth just over US$200,000. Salaries in Japan are the highest, ...

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    Singapore's new air quality standards much tougher than Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Island state raises the bar for public health, and battle for competitiveness Singapore outflanks HK on air quality Hong Kong is set to lose more of its competitive edge to regional rival Singapore after the island state pledged to introduce new air quality standards which are much tougher than those proposed for the city. The National Environment ...

  3. Singapore's stringent rules may help HKEx

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu and George Chen Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing does not plan to follow the example of its Singapore rival, which will tighten listing requirements from next month after a series of accounting scandals involving small Chinese players. Bankers said Singapore's reform would discourage companies from listing on the island state's SGX and quality smaller ...

  4. Singapore's self-image as corruption-free state on trial

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lifestyle- these cases figure among the recent spate of corruption arrests that have come to dominate the headlines in Singapore. Even for a place known for being among the most corruption-free ... is it that the accused are some of the city state's most high-profile public figures. After all, those netted in the past include the director of a major Singapore charity, the National Kidney Foundation, ...

  5. Despite Singapore's GDP lead, it's not as enviable as it seems

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com While we were worrying needlessly about Shanghai eating our lunch, we've been overtaken by Singapore Monitor column February 1, 2012 My colleague Tom Holland pointed out an interesting statistic in the Monitor column the other day. Singapore just pipped Hong Kong last year in the size of its gross domestic product. I can make ...

  6. Focus on Japan as Asian firms turn upbeat

    Posted May 26th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... across the region, including the mainland, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, India, Australia and South Korea. Peter Mitchell, the chief executive of the association, said: 'There seems ... risks, while Singapore, South Korea and Australia offer lower returns and more limited opportunities. A majority of the respondents forecast improved year-on-year performance for both this year ...

  7. Who says HK and Singapore can't co-operate?

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... Mukul Munish Can rivals Hong Kong and Singapore work together rather than just face off over who deserves the title of Asia's top financial centre? Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen and a leading academic in Singapore have, in the past 10 days, made conciliatory comments about using the synergies of the two cities rather than just competing against each other. ...

  8. Pity poor Singapore for a pleasant change

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Here's something you won't often read in this column: spare a thought for poor unfortunate Singapore. You see, Singapore was supposed to have got things right, ... main policy aim and chained its currency to the US dollar, many economists thought that Singapore had been smarter. Instead of pegging to a single anchor currency, Singapore chose to manage its ...

  9. Singapore property bounce a belated, low-yield catch-up

    Posted Jul 10th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Soaring property prices in Singapore could erode its competitive edge, including against arch-rival Hong Kong, the city's founding father said yesterday... ... '[Singapore] must not allow rents to shoot up as in Hong Kong.' News agencies, SCMP, July 9 Right, let's get some minor points of confusion straightened out first. The Sunday Times referred ...

  10. Singapore and babynomics

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Having children may enrich your life, but most parents would surely agree that the little darlings leave you financially poorer. Now, if the Singapore press is to be believed, ... Business Times newspaper last week, citing a research paper from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Well, not exactly. The MAS economists did not mean that if Singaporeans fail in their national ...




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