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  1. News - World - ANALYSIS: MEDIA

    Why George Clooney and Angelina Jolie are waging war on the Daily Mail

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in London George Clooney and Angelina Jolie are both waging a public campaign against Britain's Daily Mail Hollywood vs the gossip machine It takes a celebrity both brave and secure in their own status to first demand an apology from a media empire like the Daily Mail and then reject that apology as insincere and deceitful. Unluckily for the Mail, George Clooney ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553452/why-george-clooney-and-angelina-jolie-are-waging-war-daily-mail
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    The wages of spin

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by BEN SIN

    ... Ben Sin Ben.sin@scmp.com As tech advances make it easy to mix your own sounds, music lovers are seizing the chance to realise their digital dreams. Ben Sin checks out a boom in DJ classes The wages of spin It's a warm September evening at Bisous nightclub in Central, and Craig Dungey is celebrating his 42nd birthday by recalling his youth. You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1552049/wages-spin
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Raising the minimum wage to HK$36 an hour is both needed and affordable

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 12:54pm by GEORGE CAUTHERLEY

    ... George Cautherley George Cautherley does the sums to show that raising the minimum wage to HK$36 an hour will not only help low-wage earners make ends meet, but is also affordable for businesses Rising tide The public consultation on the review of the statutory minimum wage has ended. Among the 200-plus proposals submitted, some 40 per cent reportedly suggest freezing the wage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1544848/raising-minimum-wage-hk36-hour-both-needed-and-affordable
  4. Employers' federation scare tactic puts the economy before people

    Posted Jul 06th 2010, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp The Employers' Federation of Hong Kong accepts that a minimum wage is inevitable. However, in fixing the level, we must all be aware that: The stated intention ... ah-ah-ooom.' And then we have the bit about how the federation 'accepts' that a minimum wage is inevitable. Its members would never have had it imposed on them if they had lifted the wages ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/718916/employers-federation-scare-tactic-puts-economy-people
  5. Business - Economy

    SMEs key to China's growth, yet they struggle with high wage, credit costs

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 01:19am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Xian victoria.ruan@scmp.com Surging wages and higher borrowing costs put SMEs at a disadvantage, threatening the productivity gains needed to transform larger economy SMEs ... of expansion and reduce their reliance on cheap labour. Small, private manufacturers say workers have stepped up wage demands, with labour costs rising by double-digit percentages in the past few ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1535186/smes-key-chinas-growth-yet-they-struggle-high-wage-credit-costs
  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Woman jailed for torturing maid is cleared of failing to pay her wages

    Posted May 21st 2014, 12:23pm by Phila Siu

    ... not guilty of withholding the maid's wages during her entire two-year service. Deputy Magistrate Ho Chun-yiu made the ruling when Catherine Au Yuk-shan, 42, appeared at Sha Tin Court yesterday ... Kartika the wages in the first three months she worked for the couple. He also said he accompanied Kartika to convenience stores, where she transferred part of her wage to her recruitment agency. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517104/woman-jailed-abusing-maid-cleared-failing-pay-her-wages
  7. News - World - SWITZERLAND

    Swiss voters reject proposal for world's highest minimum wage

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:37pm by AP

    ... yesterday to create the world's highest minimum wage, siding with government and business leaders worried about the costs to the nation's strong economy. The vote count by Swiss TV showed all 26 of the Alpine nation's cantons (states) rejecting the trade unions' idea of making the minimum wage 22 Swiss francs (HK$191) per hour. Voters also rejected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1514879/swiss-vote-worlds-highest-minimum-wage
  8. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Johnson Electric under pressure from rising wages, increased plant cost

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:05am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Total sales rose 2pc to US$2.1b on the back of stronger component demand from carmakers, with Europe outpacing the Americas and Asia Johnson under pressure from rising wages Electronic component manufacturer Johnson Electric reported record profit for the financial year to the end of March after sales in all major markets rose but the firm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1513100/johnson-electric-under-pressure-rising-wages-increased-plant-cost
  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - DINING

    The US restaurants adopting a no-tipping policy in favour of higher wages

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:37am by AFP

    ... a gratuity is de rigueur when dining out because pay for restaurant servers is so low. While the US federal minimum wage is US$7.25 an hour, wait staff can legally be paid as little as US$2.13 ... wages. "Riki Restaurant is now a non-tipping establishment," read notices at the popular Japanese eatery. "Tipping is not required nor expected." The no-tip policy is being ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1507500/us-restaurants-adopting-no-tipping-policy-favour-higher-wages
  10. Comment - Letters

    Workers' stagnant wages highlight wider rich-poor gap in Hong Kong

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by LETTERS

    ... Workers' stagnant wages highlight wider rich-poor gap in HK Thomas Piketty, a French economist, is making global headlines with his new book Capital in the Twenty-First Century. ... when returns on capital outpace economic growth. Wealth created in the past continues to grow at a faster rate than output and wages, causing further inequality. In Hong Kong, this can clearly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1503689/workers-stagnant-wages-highlight-wider-rich-poor-gap-hong-kong

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