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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - COMMENT

    Acquisitions no easy way for Singaporean banks to win in Hong Kong, mainland China

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... the final dividend and property revaluation reserve. Analysts say both calculations are correct because the two banks' accounting standards are different. However, as long as the seller ... in Hong Kong through its marketing and branding efforts. But its business still lags behind those of Bank of China (Hong Kong), HSBC, Standard Chartered, Hang Seng Bank (a subsidiary of HSBC) ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1466624/acquisitions-no-easy-way-more-business
  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, which worked with its counterpart in Taiwan to establish the well-known "1992 Consensus". This time, will Shanghai make its mark in the political ... hospitals, the subway system craziness during peak hours and so on, you will find the city has its share of social problems, much as Hong Kong does. In my view, part of the reason why Shanghainese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1461151/hong-kong-lawmakers-need-shanghai-trip-face-social-issues
  3. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    Citic's mega takeover deal comes as win-win for Beijing and Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 01:40am by George Chen

    ... international standards. "Xiaoping told [Rong] three things: you are in charge of all decisions, you find whoever you want to hire and we will help you break and stay away from all administrative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1458753/citic-takeover-deal-comes-win-win-beijing-and-hong-kong
  4. It is time to end the culture of long working hours in Hong Kong's offices

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... long working hours to create and sustain their entrepreneurial spirit and this practice is ingrained in our culture. This practice has worked well in the past and created both personal wealth and economic success stories. With changing social enterprises and opportunities, it is difficult to see how the prevailing culture of long working hours can still transform many ordinary workers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005036/it-time-end-culture-long-working-hours-hong-kongs-offices
  5. English standards decline, most in workplace agree

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... and employee alike- and that taking courses to improve employees' mastery of the language is necessary- a survey shows. But 62 per cent of employees surveyed said their long working hours made ... Ho-ming, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation, urged Hongkongers to keep working on improving their English standards. 'Hong Kong workers should seize ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/512472/english-standards-decline-most-workplace-agree
  6. Business - Banking & Finance - INVESTMENT

    Mainlanders use ‘free money’ from Hong Kong banks to earn higher returns at home

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 09:34am by KEIRA HUANG; GEORGE CHEN

    ... off for mainlanders Mainland Chinese working in Hong Kong have found a way to use “free money” from local banks to invest in profitable financial products across the border. They take ... different systems work,” Wang said. “The only risk may happen in the money transfer process, given the dodgy nature of those underground banks, but if you think about the low-rate loans you can get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1435473/mainlanders-use-free-money-hong-kong-banks-earn-higher
  7. Canadian model sets the standard

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Canada is hailed by experts on domestic worker issues as a model nation. Former Hong Kong maid Joy Thompson, who has been working for a family in Montreal since 2004, agrees. The Filipina's salary after tax is about double what she earned in Hong Kong, she works eight hours a day, five days a week, lives in a self-rented apartment, and gets a travel ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584702/canadian-model-sets-standard
  8. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    We need to hear more, not less, from our intellectuals

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by George Chen

    ... knowledgeable people, including professors, try to avoid being applied to them. Whenever someone with a fair amount of work or research experience comes out to comment on something related to his or her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1433772/we-need-hear-more-not-less-our-intellectuals
  9. High standards impress 'directors'

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Jaymee Ng

    ... to convince them that the 'green move' was worthwhile despite the global economic problems. Once the contestants learned about the topic in the morning, they had two hours to prepare. Computer aids were provided, but there was no internet access. 'We had to search through our own knowledge base in the two hours,' said Jacqueline Ng Wing-man, who was in the first group ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/677990/high-standards-impress-directors
  10. Synergis sets the standard for sector

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... The result has been 'improved overall work productivity and efficiency'. Mr Fan adds: 'We have a reputation for challenging and surpassing industry standards, and setting new ... on the Hong Kong stock exchange secured the prestigious title of Overall Winner in the FAME Awards for Synergis Management Services. The newly re-branded arm of the Hsin Chong Group set the standards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436340/synergis-sets-standard-sector

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