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  1. Banks lose shine among local business students

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the slide in popularity of bank jobs, although accounting firms and management consultancies surged up the list. HSBC retained its top spot as the most desired employer for the city's business ... for example, saw profit before tax fall US$22 million year on year to US$286 million in the first quarter. Understandably, the 2,473 students polled by Universum lowered their salary expectation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005257/banks-lose-shine-among-local-business-students
  2. BUSINESS TERMS

    Posted May 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mortgage: A loan where the borrower offers property or land as security to the lender until the loan is repaid. Payments are usually made every month over a long period of time, for example 25 years. US new home sales: An economic indicator that measures sales of newly built homes. The data is released by the US Department of Commerce's Census Bureau. The government also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/594844/business-terms
  3. Business confidence returns

    Posted Apr 24th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... because candidates are prepared to see us and discuss changing jobs. But visibility in our business is notoriously short. If there is an economic scare, recruitment and advertising are the first ... evident in survey responses about general business conditions. Here, 70 per cent viewed the situation in the first quarter as either positive or very positive, and 62 per cent expected the outlook ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712331/business-confidence-returns
  4. HealthCare issues US$15m in shares to US hedge fund

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China HealthCare Holdings issued US$15 million convertible preference shares to US hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management yesterday to pay for upgrading facilities and services at its clinics. Och-Ziff is one of the top 20 hedge funds in the US with assets in excess of US$16 billion. The health-care services provider also entered an agreement yesterday to acquire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547103/healthcare-issues-us15m-shares-us-hedge-fund
  5. HP grants to drive youth business initiatives

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Asia-Pacific communities. The China Association for Employment Promotion and Youth Business China won grants, worth US$80,000 each. Other awardees of HP's Micro Enterprise Development Grant initiative last week were the Asean Foundation, the Korea International Trade Association and Mission Australia. Micro-enterprise development agencies, which provide start-up assistance, business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/582963/hp-grants-drive-youth-business-initiatives
  6. HP grants to drive youth business initiatives

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Asia-Pacific communities. The China Association for Employment Promotion and Youth Business China won grants, worth US$80,000 each. Other awardees of HP's Micro Enterprise Development Grant initiative last week were the Asean Foundation, the Korea International Trade Association and Mission Australia. Micro-enterprise development agencies, which provide start-up assistance, business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583079/hp-grants-drive-youth-business-initiatives
  7. Creaky jobs machine is back in business

    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... there are more opportunities in management, including financial accounting, planning and forecasting and analysis. Tax experts, business consultants, credit specialists and financial controllers ... number of job opportunities is in the garment industry. 'In logistics, they are fishing for people for business development and sales people with contacts,' said Victor Lai, a managing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453225/creaky-jobs-machine-back-business
  8. Bosses make us work overtime off the record, say banking staff

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Banking staff say they have been made to work overtime off the record by branch managers. One employee, who gave his name as David and has been in banking for more than 10 years, said some branch managers tried to maintain high profits by asking staff to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547932/bosses-make-us-work-overtime-record-say-banking-staff
  9. US jobs growth falls below forecast

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was the lowest for any month since October last year when only 37,000 jobs were created in the aftermath of the hurricanes that disrupted many business activities in the US Gulf coast. Average hourly ... welcomed the US economy's continued expansion last month as another sign of increasing prosperity. 'The economy is strong,' he was quoted by Bloomberg as saying in reaction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/547644/us-jobs-growth-falls-below-forecast
  10. Tax rise may lead to fewer US expatriates

    Posted May 16th 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... for inflation. However, as companies usually pay US income taxes for their expatriate American staff, the increased cost of business may force employers to look elsewhere for talent or to restructure ... on US citizens working overseas. Under the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act of 2005, which US President George W. Bush is expected to ratify in the next few days, expatriate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/549015/tax-rise-may-lead-fewer-us-expatriates

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