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  1. New slim cigarettes target young women, say critics

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma One of the world's largest tobacco companies has launched a brand of cigarettes in Hong Kong that critics say targets young women. The target of the anti-smoking ... 1mg of tar and 0.1 mg of nicotine. Both are menthol-flavoured slim cigarettes, popular with women. Advertising for the brand features a 28-year-old British woman, according to information ...

  2. Mongolia teeters on the brink of a mining boom

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Vision estimates that more than a third of Mongolians live on less than US$1 a day. Most Mongolian men do not make it past the age of 65; women live to 70 on average. A tour of the capital city ... warn that a lack of government investment in education also risks simply turning Mongolia's herders and blue-collar workforce into 'metal-bashers', which might not increase ...

  3. How to get richer simply by getting old

    Posted Jun 25th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... that more babies survive to grow up and enter the workforce. Meanwhile, getting girls into school doubles the pool of potential workers 15 years down the line, vastly increasing an economy's output. What's more, better educated women tend to have fewer babies, so they spend less time looking after their children and more time working. And with fewer kids to care for, they can ...

  4. Shenzhen pair in row over HK$2m forfeited on flats

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Two Shenzhen women who were bussed into Hong Kong on a flat-buying expedition claim they have been cheated out of a total of nearly HK$2 million after they were unable to secure ... agency promised they would arrange mortgages for them, then reneged on the deal. As a result, the women say, they failed to get mortgages and have had to forfeit their deposits because they could ...

  5. New Midas plant gives 20pc boost to capacity

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... The land scarcity is due to the region's high degree of development and a crackdown on illegal use of industrial land. To support its expanding workforce, Midas will complete new workers' quarters in Huizhou in the second quarter. The workforce had grown to 3,600 from 3,000 at the end of last year, Mr Kwok said. 'The labour shortage hasn't given us problems. We gave ...

  6. Careful approach keeps Paddyfield fertile

    Posted Sep 13th 2004, 12:00am by Jane Moir

    ... picture concerning the necessity of 'connections' for women starting businesses in Hong Kong. 'There's always ways of getting that first $100,000. It's Chinese tradition: ... and used the same suppliers as Amazon. A workforce of 'two and a half'- herself, a part-time accountant and one other- has since grown to 20. Anything between seven kilograms and a tonne ...

  7. First stop on a much bigger journey

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... 2,900 vehicles and has a workforce of 6,700. It is expected to serve 375 million passengers a year. The transport company is a division of Veolia Environment, which also has businesses in water, ...

  8. Huawei upbeat on US market prospects

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be almost double the US$408 million the company achieved in US contract sales last year. Huawei, which has more than 1,200 staff in the US, expects to boost its workforce there to about 1,500 ...

  9. Ngai Lik cuts 5,000 jobs, admits payment problems

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Electronics manufacturer Ngai Lik Industrial Holdings has shed 5,000 staff, nearly half of its workforce, since September 30, and admits payment problems with suppliers. The company also did not rule out further staff cuts if the global financial crisis worsened, said a company spokeswoman. 'The economic situation is too bad, so the company had to cut down ...

  10. Massive expansion for Australia?s North-West Shelf gas project: report

    Posted Jun 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... partners, led by Woodside Petroleum, to retain the bulk of the workforce from an earlier A$2.9 billion investment boost. The North-West Shelf is already Australia?s biggest natural resource ...




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