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  1. Long-term HR planning lessons from Singapore

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... Tim Metcalfe When work started two years ago on The Marina Bay Sands, Singapore's first casino resort, one of the first issues addressed by the Singapore government was staffing. ... The government responded by commissioning a study by the National University of Singapore to find out the new skills that would be required. The university introduced a new degree course in hospitality ...

  2. Better than Singapore

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I must take issue with the suggestion of K. K. Chan ('Maids salaries: how we compare', July 21) that the cost of employing foreign domestic workers in Singapore is much lower than in Hong Kong. Singapore uses a so-called free market system for employment of foreign domestic workers, which does little to protect them from exploitation. K. K. Chan is correct to say ...

  3. Maids' salaries: how we compare

    Posted Jul 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I learned from the news last week that Singapore, also a major importer of domestic helpers, has seen demand for Indonesian maids edging up because they are paid less than maids from the Philippines. What struck me is the huge difference between what Hong Kong and Singapore employers pay. The average wage for Indonesian maids in Singapore is S$230, for Filipinos $330. The report said ...

  4. Maid's murder trial puts spotlight on abuse

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Paul Baylis

    ... Paul Baylis in Singapore Defence says she killed Singapore employer over ill-treatment With Malaysians reeling from the horrific abuse of a maid in recent days, neighbouring Singapore has ... including being deprived of food, having soiled tissues flung at her and being told to eat faeces. And while Singapore has taken steps to crack down on abuse, the trial is unfolding when officials ...

  5. HSBC may boost region's workforce 5pc despite cuts

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Singapore and Australia. HSBC Hong Kong chief executive Anita Fung Yuen-mei said the local unit would focus on the yuan business and those related to the capital market. Separately, HSBC said ...

  6. Right to work

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... The employment of foreigners has always been a touchy issue in Singapore, and with the unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent, a level not seen since the 1980s, the issue is back ... to the second round. However, in tiny Singapore the government often takes on the opposite role, as a defender of foreign workers. Journalists regularly raise questions at press conferences about ...

  7. Turbulence ahead

    Posted Dec 09th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, SINGAPORE The government will not stand by and allow the Singapore Airlines pilots' union to 'do Singapore in'. It will not allow them ... a work-to-rule or a go-slow? No. But the Air Line Pilots Association of Singapore (Alpa-S) had just ousted its 22-member executive committee, criticising them for having given in too easily to management ...

  8. Union-bashing

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... At a time when unemployment continues to rise and workers are forced to take salary and pension cuts, the relevance of unionism in Singapore has become a soul-searching issue. A Gallup ... unions in Europe can wield immense power, often going head to head with their governments, those in Singapore show little combative spirit. When the French government announced plans to reform ...

  9. HK keeps No 1 ranking for economic freedom

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... economies. Singapore ranks second, with 86.1 points, followed by Australia and New Zealand. The index, released by the Heritage Foundation think tank and the Wall Street Journal, measures economic ...

  10. 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. ...




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