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  1. Russia comes close second to United States in skilled labour

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... are actively at work. Unsurprisingly, the United States is at the top of the league table with 35 million skilled people out of a population of about 300 million. Surprisingly, Russia is close behind, ... More on Russia. The general election for Russia's parliament- the State Duma of the Federal Assembly- will be held on Sunday. Russian citizens residing or visiting Hong Kong can vote ...

  2. In Brief

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

    ... HK managers earn top salaries in Asia, survey says Senior managers in Hong Kong have the highest disposable income when compared to their peers in Asia, according to a recent report. The World Pay Report, compiled by management consulting firm Hay Group, also found that managers in Hong Kong had twice the spending power of their counterparts in the United States. The company ...

  3. Retail growth in HK expected to slow to 1.3pc

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... is the world's second-largest retail market after the United States. 'We believe very strongly that China will lead regional retail growth. Collectively, Asia's retail sectors are growing ... cent from this year through 2014, says a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Hong Kong's market is, however, expected to maintain an annual average growth ...

  4. A class apart

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng taipan@albertcheng.hk We can't put a price on education, and we certainly can't measure value for money, the way we do for other goods, when it comes to providing high-quality education for our children. The fee rises by the English ...

  5. Expo expected to dent HK retail revenue

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The World Expo in Shanghai threatens to overshadow Hong Kong, not only as a tourist attraction for mainlanders but also likely to erode its retail revenue over the next six months. 'It's a world-class event being held by China,' ...

  6. Secondary transactions drop 21pc

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... with falls of 24 per cent in Kowloon and 5 per cent on Hong Kong Island. Property consultant Knight Frank said the average price of luxury residential units edged up 1.4 per cent last month, while mass residential prices increased 2.5 per cent. According to the Rating and Valuation Department, private residential completions are expected to be 14,260 units this year and 10,960 next year. ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Aug 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... should apply only to accredited institutions so that they earn and receive the lifelong rewards of higher education through a legitimately earned degree. In the United States nearly all colleges ... worthless', August 12), US state and federal authorities can and will prosecute businesses and individuals who commit fraud by selling diplomas with no real academic programme. Accreditation certifies ...

  8. Opportunities abound for the brave investor

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... which means the local currency has now strengthened 22 per cent against the euro in just three months. This meant a unit paid for in euros would now be 20 per cent cheaper than it might have ...

  9. Hotel industry sees decline in bookings

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Local hoteliers expect occupancy rates to shrink in the final quarter of this year, although they remain hopeful that the full-year rate will be close to last year's. The Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners yesterday predicted a year-on ...

  10. The wedding stinger

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... all.' In this era of bride wars, it is normal to spend US$30,000 (the average in the United States) on the special day. Bridal magazines offer US$20,000 dresses, US$1,000 cakes and US$20 per ...




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