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  1. Get sacked, lose free ticket

    Posted Apr 27th 2004, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Sara Bradford A Cathay Pacific flight attendant was not entitled to use free travel benefits she gained during her employment because she was sacked, a court ruled yesterday. Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon, sitting in the Court of First Instance, made the ...

  2. Foreign workers offered a way out of tax trouble

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concession recently approved by the State Council promises to improve enforcement of personal income tax with minimum disruption to companies' operations and cash flows, according to Ernst & Young tax partner Joseph Fu. Under a plan to be announced by the State Administration of Taxation at a conference in Dongguan today, foreign workers who file returns and settle unpaid personal ...

  3. Merchandisers are back in demand

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Wendy Ng

    ... Law, manager of executive search and selection at Gemini Personnel. The surge in demand is mainly from well-established buying offices that are expanding, and more European and United States ... importance. 'They need to face the clients as well as their suppliers all the time. When interacting with European or United States buyers, they are required to communicate effectively both ...

  4. Employers eye gyms to lower health bills

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... claims- covering everything from the common cold to chronic illnesses- rose more than 40 per cent in five years to $2.2 billion last year, outpacing the growth in premiums. In the United States ... who are paid to work, not people they pay to take part in sporting activities,' he said. In the United States, the Workplace Health Improvement Programme is soon expected to be made ...

  5. China rules!

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland not only contributes cheap 'Made in China' products to the world, but also a lot of job opportunities. After the economic turmoil, job markets in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries have been getting worse. China offers an alternative for foreigners. According to 'Hit by crisis, young foreigners find China a land of opportunity' ...

  6. Military taps Indian contractors despite ban

    Posted May 05th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... The United States military is employing thousands of Indian workers in Iraq despite New Delhi banning its citizens from working there. Tens of thousands of workers from India ... improved, he added. Many of the workers were being tricked into taking jobs in Iraq, according to one recently returned worker. Hameed, a Muslim butcher from the southern Indian state of Kerala, ...

  7. Global stocks rally boosts pension funds

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... sentiment in the second quarter with the end of the war in Iraq and signs of economic recovery. The Nasdaq Composite Index in the United States has gained almost 20 per cent in the past three ...

  8. China plans MPF-like pension

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Fund (MPF) and 401(k) savings programmes in the United States. The scheme, to be established by the end of the year, will allow employees to deduct contributions of up to 4 per cent ... banks and trustees to manage pension funds. This will be more transparent than the current state-run pension scheme,' Mr Yip said. 'This scheme is a replica of the Hong Kong MPF, ...

  9. Spooked markets erase pension gains

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... not celebrate too soon- as their March flowers had been flooded by showers in the past two months. Global stock markets have been spooked by strong United States economic data and the attendant prospect ...

  10. Public servants and prostitutes join the May Day chorus

    Posted May 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... took part in the protest, supported for the first time by sex workers' rights groups from overseas countries including the United States, Britain, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Zi Teng ...




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