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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Aviation work may take off

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Despite the seasonal blip, airline maintenance job prospects remain positive. Even when aircraft are not flying, they still have to be maintained. Moreover, Hong Kong is deemed superior compared with Europe, America and Australia in terms of fees. Overseas airlines want to use the city's services, not to mention the new budget airlines due to join the Hong Kong aviation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1001875/aviation-work-may-take
  9. Expats rush in to escape Euro-woes

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Europe's economic troubles are washing up on Hong Kong's shores in the form of a surge in migrants from the continent coming to the city to work. Government figures show ... since 2009. Hong Kong has one of the lowest unemployment figures in the world. As of June, the jobless rate was 3.2 per cent, against 10.3 per cent for the European Union as a whole and 24.6 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007893/expats-rush-escape-euro-woes
  10. More funds earmarked to reduce unemployment

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Robert Cairns

    ... 'They are worried this situation might not improve despite an economic recovery. Actually, this phenomenon is not unique to Hong Kong. As globalisation intensifies competition, manufacturing ... ROBERT CAIRNS Updated at 4.02pm: Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen on Wednesday announced that the government would allocate more money to help reduce unemployment in Hong Kong. Mr ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/447553/more-funds-earmarked-reduce-unemployment

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