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  1. 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 ...

  2. Perks and pay are not enough to retain staff

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Associates, the Asian Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review. 'If you look at the Best Employer in Asia survey, pay and benefits come in about third or fourth,' said Mark ...

  3. Glass walls to protect welfare staff

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The construction of protective glass walls to separate social workers from welfare applicants has begun at two district social security offices. The move to put up defensive barriers comes after welfare cuts and attacks on welfare officers. Civil servants' unions have raised concerns over the safety of their members after two welfare officers were assaulted by welfare ...

  4. Engineer's first job was bringing down the walls of gender bias

    Posted Aug 11th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... She says prospective employers doubted if she wanted to work outdoors, and with men A woman civil engineer says she was turned down by 10 building contractors in three months when she graduated from university four years ago. Ms Lau, who did not want to g ...

  5. 'I want a job so I won't be on the streets'

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... 'Sometimes when I woke up from happy dreams and found myself actually sleeping on the streets, I felt very sad,' he said. 'Sometimes I cried. I couldn't tell my friends. ... shelter on Un Chau Street in Shamshuipo. He no longer sleeps under cardboard. He also can watch television and has access to a telephone. But the shelter provides only beds at night. Every morning ...

  6. City Briefs

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Falling concrete slab injures teenager A falling concrete slab hit a 17-year-old girl on the arm in Central. It was believed to have fallen from the wall of a building in Elgin Street. The girl needed hospital treatment. The area was reopened to the public last night. prosecutions over child labour The owners of two bookshops and an aquarium have been prosecuted by the Labour ...

  7. Sector takes to the streets in protest

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Academics, teachers and students will join the march for democracy tomorrow to voice their concerns on a range of education issues. Democrat Cheung Man-kwong, president of the Professional Teachers' Union, said the union would mobilise its ...

  8. Angry Shenzhen factory workers take to the streets

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

    ... Chow Chung-yan in Shenzhen Thousands of workers at a Hong Kong-owned furniture factory in Shenzhen took to the streets yesterday to press their complaints about long working hours and inhumane treatment. They accused Siu Fung Furniture's Hong Kong managers of forcing them to work 12 hours a day at the plant in Xili, but refusing to pay overtime. The workers also claimed ...

  9. HK slows down, but still growing

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Europe can slow things down again.' Freya Beamish, an economist with Lombard Street Research, a London think tank, said: 'We expect Hong Kong's growth to be below its normal trend ...

  10. Calls for tougher code on professional fund-raisers

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of cost-effectiveness. Employees of these companies are commonly seen stopping people on busy streets and trying to persuade them to make donations. Usually, the firm will keep 10 to 20 per cent of the donations ... for fear of creating a bad public image. Speaking on condition of anonymity, an official at a non-government organisation added: 'We can hardly recruit volunteers to stand in the street eight ...




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