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  1. Comment - Letters

    Escalating rents pose greater threat to small businesses than minimum wage rise

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by LETTERS

    ... Escalating rents pose greater threat than minimum wage rise I refer to the letter by Emily Ho (" Lower wage offer will best suit everyone ", August 15). If your correspondent had replaced the word "wage" with "rent", then her letter would have been more relevant. That's why I am perplexed by her logic that wages could run a business into the ground. ...

  2. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Grieving families wage citizen campaign to solve MH370 mystery

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 12:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Using social media, they exchange findings and discuss latest theories about the missing plane Relatives wage campaign to solve mystery Chinese physics student Jimmy Wang had no interest in aviation until March 8, when Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing with his 58-year-old father, Wang Lijun, aboard. But Wang, 31, now spends evenings ...

  3. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Wynn Macau faces tough times as wages and resort design costs rise

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:40am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Increase in design costs for a new resort puts further pressure on the casino operator's margins after profit edges down 1.24pc in first half Tough times in store for Wynn Macau as wages rise Casino and hotel operator Wynn Macau reported flat interim results and faces a tough second half as rising wages and design costs for its new resort, ...

  4. Business - Economy

    Bank of England says slack as fallen as Mark Carney focuses on wages

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:28am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Bank of England focus shifts to weak wages The Bank of England said the amount of spare capacity in the economy has fallen as it lowered its forecast for wage growth ... wages, in assessing inflationary pressures". The committee kept its benchmark rate at a record-low 0.5 per cent last week. Speculation is mounting among forecasters that it is on the verge ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Australian consumer sentiment strong, but wages at 16-year lows

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 02:56pm by Reuters

    ... economic outlook and worried less about their finances, even as wage growth stayed stuck at 16-year lows. The survey of 1,200 people by the Melbourne Institute and Westpac Bank showed the index ... analysts worry consumers will struggle after official figures yesterday showed wages grew just 2.6 per cent in the year to June, failing to even keep up with inflation of 3 per cent. Wage growth ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH ASIA

    Pakistan waging proxy war in Kashmir, Narendra Modi says on visit to region

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kargil Modi slams 'proxy war' in Kashmir Narendra Modi accused Pakistan of waging a proxy war in Kashmir yesterday as he became the first Indian prime minister to visit the town of Kargil since more than 1,000 people died there in a battle fought 15 years ago. Modi landed in the remote Himalayan town a day after India and Pakistan traded ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Employers, and not just the minimum wage, distort Hong Kong labour market

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp It's employers who are best at distorting labour market "[The minimum wage] is an ineffective solution for addressing poverty, and its main outcome ... wage was first proposed years ago because senior government officials recognised it as a disgrace to Hong Kong that so many elderly people were employed as toilet cleaners and rubbish ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ordinary Hong Kong people will be paying for minimum wage increase

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com We'll be paying for that wage increase Business owners in Hong Kong will have to find another HK$1.4 billion if the minimum wage goes up by HK$3 ... to you and me and blame the increased wage for the price rise. So what are business owners worried about? According to the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, if the minimum wage is raised beyond ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    HK$3 rise in Hong Kong’s minimum wage ‘would cost HK$1.4 billion’

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 11:45pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com HK$3 minimum wage rise would cost HK$1.4b The city's employers will have to fork out an additional HK$1.4 billion a year if the hourly statutory minimum wage goes up from the current HK$30 to HK$33, the Minimum Wage Commission was told. "It's not a lot if you think about how many employers will be sharing the amount," a person ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Waging battle on Ebola, and an outbreak of fear and confusion

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:08am by ELIZA CHEUNG

    ... Eliza Cheung Eliza Cheung says the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is being worsened by a lack of knowledge and the spread of inaccurate information, hampering the medical response The fear bug Not long after I arrived in Monrovia, the c ...




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