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  1. Business - Companies - HUMAN RESOURCES

    Yahoo chief calls for return to workstations

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in San Francisco Employees working from home told to report to offices but the move may have risks Yahoo chief calls for return to workstations Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer, by ordering staff to report to offices, risks losing the productivity gains that can come from flexible work arrangements and jeopardising her ability to lure top talent. Jackie Reses, ...

  2. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    Loading up on hours suits many workers

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ..., many workers preferred doing overtime because that substantially increased their income. Workers are paid 1.5 times their standard salary by hour from Monday to Friday for work beyond eight ... on hours suits many workers Li Ruoyu works at Wuxi Hongding Textile Fibre in Henan province to support his two children. He says he does not mind working extra hours- in fact, the more the better. ...

  3. Business - Companies

    China companies raising standards in innovation

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:28am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Mainland products are gradually gaining global respect for their quality but companies must spend more resources on research and development An economy in transition Software expert Alex Tao returned to Toro ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance

    Standard Chartered tells thousands of UAE firms it's shutting their accounts

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:39am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Exit meets deadline of New York regulator that fined bank for risky transactions Standard Chartered closing UAE accounts Standard Chartered said it would ... high-risk SME business in the UAE. The closure of accounts in the UAE did not foreshadow the shutting down of SME accounts in Hong Kong, analysts said, as the regulations that Standard Chartered ...

  5. Business

    Awards raise standards for Hong Kong's financial planning sector

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 01:33am by John Cremer

    ... celebrity status, the hard work and contributions of many important members of the community may not always get the attention they deserve. "In many ways, for instance, financial consultants ... solutions to protect their long-term financial well-being and secure a future free from money worries." Such work is especially vital at a time when demographic trends show Hong Kong's ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - REMUNERATION

    CCB says pay cuts for executives in line with global standard

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21pm by DON WEINLAND

    ... executives would be in line with international standards, Huang said. "In 2008, we had the financial crisis and many people criticised the senior management of financial institutions because ... been made at CCB. "It is still just hearsay and we shouldn't make any comment on it," CCB president Zhang Jianguo said. Zhang also defended the work of the bank's employees, ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Long, hard road ahead for HSBC and StanChart

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by DON WEINLAND

    ... ahead for HSBC and StanChart Just weeks after HSBC Holdings and Standard Chartered delivered painful interim results in August- in which both bemoaned the increasing cost of regulation globally- ... than US$550 million for bad practices in its mortgage-backed securities business before the global financial crisis. Standard Chartered agreed to a US$300 million fine for failing to flag ...

  8. Business - Economy - EMPLOYMENT

    US job market slack complicates Fed rate decision

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 06:25am by Bloomberg

    ... are missing a key element as they assess the health of the labour market: data that includes whether those who are employed are overqualified for their job or would like to work more hours ... Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, said that while it was possible with current data to determine whether people working less than 35 hours a week are underutilised, those putting ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Citic Global Trade signs deal with Trafigura on joint warehousing, logistics unit

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:05pm by Reuters

    ... and terminals business in Shanghai, before expanding across China and abroad, Trafigura said in a statement. The joint venture will work to "international standards of security and operating ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    Banks learn about the difference in US and HK money-laundering rules

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:34am by ENOCH YIU AND DON WEINLAND

    ... Enoch Yiu and Don Weinland Monetary Authority says while it does not use the same tools as its US counterparts, it insists the standards in HK are just as rigorous Fines reveal differencein dirty-money rules Standard Chartered is the latest global bank with extensive operations in Hong Kong to learn the hard way that financial regulators in the city and the United States take ...




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