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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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Worker dies in fall after platform collapses

    Posted Jul 26th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A worker died after a nine-metre platform he was standing on collapsed yesterday. Lai Ha-chai, 59, was standing on a wooden platform while painting a wall inside West Island School in Victoria Road when the accident happened at about 10.45am. The school is being renovated. The man, who suffered serious head injuries, was unconscious when emergency workers arrived. He ...

  9. 44 arrested in immigrations raids

    Posted Jan 13th 2010, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... offenders. Immigration and police officers raided 54 places, including hawker permitted areas, part-time pedestrian streets, restaurants, buildings and streets, and checked the identity information ...

  10. Unions predict big Labour Day turnout as wage floor looms

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... The fierce debate over how high to set the city's first minimum wage will bring protesters onto the streets in record numbers for the annual Labour Day march, unionists believe. 'After years of hard work, finally we will have a minimum wage. We have to drum up support for setting a wage level that can give workers a decent standard of living,' Cheung Lai-ha, ...




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