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  1. HSBC may boost region's workforce 5pc despite cuts

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com HSBC, which has come under fire from trade unions over its lay-off plans, may add up to 5 per cent to its headcount in Asia-Pacific by 2013, says Asia-Pacific chief executive Peter Wong Tung-shun. Last year the bank said it would cut 30,000 jobs globally, or 10 per cent of its workforce, as part of plans to save US$3.5 billion in annual costs. In Hong ...

  2. Half the workforce unaware of MPF scheme charges

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The Consumer Council urges fund managers to issue standard formats for clients One in two people have no idea about the service charges and investment portfolios of Mandatory Provident Fund schemes when they join them, a Consumer Council survey ...

  3. Retirement age of 65 suggested for 2045

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The national retirement age should be extended in stages to 65 for both men and women by the year 2045, the head of a social security think tank ... for everyone. At present, the retirement age is 60 for men, 55 for woman in the civil service and 50 for other working women, the Beijing Times reported, citing a forum discussion about the ageing ...

  4. Winners are an inspiration for new generation

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by May George

    ... Young workers coming through the ranks can look up to high-calibre champions as role models, writes May George In Hong Kong there's already a high representation of women in the workforce. However, it's a continuing process and there's some way to go to ensure women are getting senior jobs based solely on merit. Young women workers coming through the ranks look ...

  5. Comeback programme puts careers back on track

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos When professionals want to rejoin the workforce after career breaks that range from maternity leave to redundancy, various obstacles can block their return. According to Ran ... confidence and broaden their networks,' Mr de Silva said. While the US programme initially targeted women, the local version was also open to men because of demand for career-comeback training ...

  6. Lai See

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in China less coddled than the men were free to do what they wanted and left their village to find work where they could. As a result women accounted for some 70 per cent of the workforce ... Murray's mauling by the press for his comments on women in business continues without let-up in Britain. Just about every man (and woman) and his dog has had a go at him. The press has had a field ...

  7. Not enough women reaching top of accountancy sector

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu There have been more women than men joining the accountancy sector in recent years but statistics show the 'glass ceiling' still prevents many females from reaching senior level. It is therefore heartening to hear international accounting firm Mazars recently promoted three women- Annie Chan, Alexandra Hui and Catherine Tse- to partners. But even ...

  8. Women show caution

    Posted Nov 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Do professional women in Hong Kong differ in their investment habits compared to their male counterparts? The answer is revealed in a survey conducted by an international fund management firm that shows that women need to change their attitude towards investment. Fidelity Worldwide Investment has released the results of its Women Wealth Management Study, as part of its Investor ...

  9. Pensioners with no MPF funds must be given financial help

    Posted Nov 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There has been much discussion about how much 'fruit money' should be paid to Hong Kong's senior citizens. Those currently in the workforce are building up Mandatory ... comprises the city's present population of people who have reached retirement age. Some of them cannot afford to retire. It is a shocking sight in this wealthy city to see poor men and women ...

  10. Lai See

    Posted Jan 19th 2011, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... below the mainland, where 44 per cent of firms would hire working mothers. 'Hong Kong has historically been an extremely positive environment for women in the workforce, ranking as the most egalitarian labour market in Asia in the Economist Intelligence Unit's Women's Economic Opportunity Index. 'According to our research, however, the outlook may not be very positive ...




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