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  1. Balancing the work-life ledger

    Posted Jul 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Professionals are being offered flexible hours with all the usual benefits, writes Chris Davis AS THE TOPIC of how to create a better work-life balance attracts greater attention in both the public and private sectors, one professional services firm has already started to offer its employees the chance to work flexible working hours and accept assignments on a project-by-project ...

  2. BOC set to stay open for longer

    Posted Aug 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a five-day work week. Some, like HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank (HK) and Bank of East Asia, will open branches on Sundays and extend opening hours at selected branches on Saturdays. DBS Bank (Hong ... Maria Chan Bank of China (Hong Kong), the city's second-largest banking group, will extend the opening hours of 12 branches on Thursdays and Fridays after it introduces a five-day ...

  3. Elderly quick to stake their claims to HK$6,000

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... out different gimmicks and working extra hours to lure new customers to open accounts. Standard Chartered Bank is offering to help people fill in the forms on a computer before printing them ... said 84-year-old Chan Chu-pak, one of the early birds in line outside Standard Chartered Bank in Kwun Tong. 'Many of my friends didn't go to yum cha this morning and came here. We ...

  4. HK and mainland bodies work together

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ajay Shamdasan In 2004, four years after the establishment of the IFPHK, the Financial Planning and Standards Board (FPSB) of China was created to provide financial planning advice to mainlanders. According to IFPHK chief executive Angeline Chin, although the two bodies are standalone entities, they do share common standards issued by the main FPSB in Denver in the United States. ...

  5. Your money: Sebastian Cheng Chun-kit

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... depends on their standard and where they live. The teachers are paid by the hour. YP: What were your main concerns before you started your business? C: My biggest worry was money. When you set up ... aids. I added a few ideas of my own, and it was ready to be launched. The language centre has been running for nearly three months. YP: How does the centre work? C: Students come to the centre ...

  6. Principles familiar to investors worldwide put country on a level playing field

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... with the mainland's ASBE. They are essentially the same as those prepared in accordance with the Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards. To achieve the convergence, thousands of hours of discussion, debate ... Chris Davis The development of new mainland accounting standards is being viewed as an important step for the growth of mainland China's economy and its place in the world's ...

  7. Hundreds queue for new-look $20 and $100 notes

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The design doesn't matter, but it's important the notes are new.' The queue outside the branch began to form as early as 7am. The bank opened an hour earlier than usual, at 8am, but the queue continued to grow and by 9am about 200 people, mainly elderly, were in line. Some waited for nearly two hours to get their notes, most wanting the HK$20. Law took out HK$7,000 to fill lai ...

  8. Courses for career advancement

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... standards of work within the profession,' said Heidi Chu Kit-ping, deputy secretary general of the Law Society. 'The CPD scheme provides a convenient framework for the profession to meet ... Institutions in Hong Kong provide programmes to ensure practitioners further their knowledge and improve skills, writes Jacqueline Tsang Working professionals have long been seeking out ...

  9. Upgrading skills keeps finance in fast lane

    Posted Oct 09th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis, Michael Taylor

    ... their technical skills and knowledge. HKSI is a membership organisation established to set standards of excellence and integrity, and provide the means of attaining them. The institute is committed ... for people wanting to work in the securities industry, to in-depth workshops and programmes for practitioners with different levels of competency. They include the Mandatory Provident Fund ...

  10. Institute helps meet need for qualified accountants

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... and problem-solving skills, as well as presentation and communications skills. On completion of the four modules, candidates will sit a final six-hour examination in which they have to demonstrate what ... challenges that HKICPA is working to address. 'It is tough and accountants need to keep themselves at the forefront of these changes,' said Gary Wong Ho-yuen, HKICPA's director ...




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