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  1. Urban jobless goal of 4.5pc on target

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan China's goal to keep its urban unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent this year is on target despite the disruption to the job market by the outbreak of Sars, says Minister ... Council earlier had set the goal of creating eight million jobs this year and helping four million laid-off workers find jobs. It hopes to keep the urban unemployment rate at 4.5 per cent. Mr ...

  2. Talkback

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the number of trees in urban areas. This is caused by the shortage of land in Hong Kong. Those involved in public and private developments do not seem to take expert advice about preserving trees. ... They reflect heat and this can lower temperatures in urban areas. Also people like to relax and exercise in areas where there are trees. June Lee, Kwun Tong Should Chinese medicine practitioners ...

  3. 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 there was a nearly 12 per cent increase from 2010 to 2011 in the number of ...

  4. Job creation is top priority for the nation, says Wen

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... despite a rapidly expanding labour force. Between 2003 and last year, 98 million jobs were created in urban areas. The mainland registered year-on-year gross domestic product growth of just 7.6 ...

  5. Government denied on evidence for maids' case

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com The government is trying to enter as evidence estimates that 'great numbers' of Filipino maids would become permanent Hong Kong residents in its fight against foreign domestic workers who are seeking right of abo ...

  6. Hongkongers still face mainland tax blow

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... More than 10 countries are in talks with Beijing to sign bilateral tax agreements that would exempt their nationals and companies from paying the new social security tax. Hong Kong, with hundreds of thousands of residents working on the mainland, will be ...

  7. 14 beauty salons shut as the crisis bites deeper

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Agnes Lam At least 14 beauty salons, which mainly served employees in the financial sector, closed down in October and last month, with their customers badly affected by the economic crisis. About 100 salon employees are among the nearly 6, ...

  8. Bosses urged to hold off on pay rises

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu, Kelvin Chan

    ... Members of a Hong Kong employers' group were told yesterday to be more selective when hiring staff and warned not to be too hasty in raising pay. The call from the Employers' Federation comes as the economy continues to recover and bosses grew m ...

  9. Events

    Posted Dec 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Monday, December 7: Canadian Chamber of Commerce seminar: 'The art of persuasion: The art of selling concepts and ideas'. Duke of Windsor Building. Hong Kong Retirement Schemes Association luncheon: 'Healthcare reform in US- What about Hong ...

  10. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... For a rich city, Hong Kong has a lot of poor people. Indeed, one in nine people are in extreme financial need, the latest official figures released to lawmakers last week showed. We shouldn't be surprised; the number is merely statistical confirmatio ...




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