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  1. Lifestyle - Health - LAB REPORT

    Lab report

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Firms burn cash on smokers A new study suggests that US businesses pay almost US$6,000 a year more on an employee who smokes compared to one who has never lighted up. Ohio State University researchers reached this estimate by drawing on past research on the costs of absenteeism, lost productivity, smoke breaks and health care costs. Smoke ...

  2. How to spend $1 billion?

    Posted Feb 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Critics doubt the effectiveness of spending from the $1 billion fund set up to restore Hong Kong's image after Sars. How would you spend the money? For instance, to help Sars-hit businesses or in public health? Write to us. ...

  3. How good?

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The good times are returning- the lunchtime expense account is back. But Hong Kong is marking the business resurgence with a healthy dose of caution. How long will it last? And how can the economic recovery be sustained? Share your views: write to us. ...

  4. Philips sees Asia's care potential

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... medical systems unit would grow into a US$10 billion business in the next few years. 'A good deal of that growth will have to come from Asia-Pacific, considering that Japan and China are now ... potential market and last year, medical systems became Philips' second-largest and most profitable business, with Euro6 billion [$62.66 billion] in sales.' He said the mainland would ...

  5. Science and the man: PhD student puzzles it out

    Posted Nov 06th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... postgraduate students worldwide and the only Asian to be invited. Mr Ma's A-level results included As in biology and chemistry and Bs in physics and Chinese. He said his experiences in the US had highlighted the gulf between the way the US and Hong Kong governments and businesses supported scientific research. 'In the US there is huge funding for research and support from businesses who ...

  6. China Medical to buy diagnostic technology

    Posted Feb 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Medical Technologies, a Beijing-based maker of ultrasound and in-vitro diagnostic products, has agreed to buy an advanced hybridization business for US$136.8 million, ... Diagnostics Technologies also included a further payment of US$40 million, in either cash or shares in the company, after it achieves certain business and financial milestones. The transaction ...

  7. US trade feud, high costs hurt Tack Fat

    Posted Jul 28th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... brand and intellectual property outside of China to Iconix Brand Group in April, he said. Tack Fat's business was also affected by the US embargo of Chinese-made denim jeans last year. ... Toh Han Shih Tack Fat Group International, a maker of swimwear and casual wear, said full-year profit fell 14.7 per cent because of Sino-US trade dispute, a loss at an associate and higher ...

  8. Patent owner to sue in US over e-cigarette rights

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... to reduce global smoking-related health costs by hundreds of billions of US dollars.' Even if Dragonite wins the suit and stops copyright-infringing rivals from doing business, it wouldn't ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong-listed patent owner Dragonite International is hoping to secure its hold on the estimated US$500 million global market for electronic cigarettes by suing potential ...

  9. More mental health funds urged

    Posted Oct 29th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... 'New Territories West includes Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tin Shui Wai, Lok Ma Chau, Mai Po and many other places. Tin Shui Wai alone has already kept us all very busy,' he said. 'The ...

  10. The Big Necessity

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan by Rose George Portobello, HK$195 This Wednesday is World Toilet Day. That probably won't mean much to those of us fortunate enough to be able to do our business in private, flush and forget that sanitation is a privilege lacking for four in 10 people worldwide. The Big Necessity, however, highlights the work being done to address the problem, which in India ...




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