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  1. HSBC to axe 3,000 Hong Kong jobs

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and efficiency.' Wong said job reductions, some of which would come through attrition, were being made in Hong Kong because HSBC wanted the bank's regional office to become much more efficient. ... it was not that surprising. But Tse said while HSBC's Hong Kong operations already had impressive cost-efficiency ratios of 43.2 per cent, the bank could save more by moving back offices to the mainland. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978390/hsbc-axe-3000-hong-kong-jobs
  2. Hong Kong would grind to standstill without hard-working helpers

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Prakash Mahbubani's letter ('Give helpers minimum wage, but make them pay their own bills', January 17). He makes it quite clear he thinks that helpers are overpaid since their wages cover their accommodation and transport home a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/704492/hong-kong-would-grind-standstill-without-hard-working-helpers
  3. The winners and losers in Hong Kong's age divide

    Posted Dec 31st 2009, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong Hong Kong Island will be the greyest, while new towns will be the most youthful. The workforce will have shrunk and some of us will have to work longer. Sai Kung, Yuen Long ... there is no mandatory retirement age in Hong Kong, most employers take their lead from the government and require staff to retire at 60. According to the projection, the population is expected to increase from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/702413/winners-and-losers-hong-kongs-age-divide
  4. Low employment rate not necessarily good news for Hong Kong's future

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the latter. Therefore, even if Hong Kong's economy begins to stagnate, which implies a halt in the creation of job vacancies (meaning a constant total employment figure), the unemployment rate ... the sustainability of the Hong Kong economy has caught the government's attention, and hence measures such as encouraging couples to have babies and importing workers have been implemented to maintain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/621169/low-employment-rate-not-necessarily-good-news-hong-kongs-future
  5. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital, is a vice-chairman of the city's largest union, the Federation of Trade Unions. He is also a founding member and the vice-chairman of the nine-year-old Hong Kong Public Hospitals, ... in Hong Kong faced a lot of pressing conditions. 'Long working hours is the most serious problem. The Hospital Authority doctors' fight a few months ago for a reduction of working hours ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/661660/hong-kong-faces
  6. Hong Kong still has trouble attracting talent, says panel

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... pointed out that Hong Kong should learn from Singapore,' said government economist Kwok Kwok-chuen. Singapore offers foreigners a temporary employment pass, allowing the holder to work ... and mirror comments by former Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce chairman David Eldon. He is a staunch supporter of introducing a similar employment scheme, arguing it will significantly enhance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595087/hong-kong-still-has-trouble-attracting-talent-says-panel
  7. Hong Kong's rights

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and ethnic cleansing are severe accusations. No responsible commentator should make such indictments without considering the relevant facts. The correspondent overlooks the fact that Hong Kong ... were against Hong Kong's protectionist immigration policy, which favours workers from Southeast Asia and excludes mainlanders from domestic employment. Imagine the hypothetical analogy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/427662/hong-kongs-rights
  8. Letters

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and leave, Hong Kong would not miss a beat'. Hong Kong's international community is responsible for employing more than 40 per cent of the workforce. Working hand in hand with the local workforce, this community is one of Hong Kong's greatest strengths and a key point of differentiation. This well-honed partnership will continue impacting on Hong Kong's unique position ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424618/letters
  9. Bumpy tax landing for Cathay

    Posted Aug 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... well-informed source said the problem may have already cost Hong Kong's flagship airline a substantial amount. The revelation comes just days after Cathay reported a HK$935 million first half loss, ... contributions stretching back more than 20 years. The Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department is also understood to be looking at possible outstanding payments linked to Cathay and many overseas-based ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1014592/bumpy-tax-landing-cathay
  10. A century in photographs

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of photographs crisply reproduced in their original black and white, Post Impressions charts Hong Kong's evolution. From typhoons that claimed thousands of victims to severe water shortages; from ... tomorrow until November 5 at the special price of $299. Included at that price is free delivery to Hong Kong addresses after November 6. You may place your orders by visiting our website ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430131/century-photographs

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