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  1. A radical solution to the world's economic problems

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to charities. But whether the meeting will do anything at all to further the CGI's avowed ambition of implementing 'innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges' is altogether more doubtful. So in the interest of helping things along a little, here's a modest suggestion that might assist the world to claw its way out of the current slump while ...

  2. Top minds to reveal insights at forum

    Posted May 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... companies can turn the challenge presented by the economic downturn to their benefit. The Classified Post/Hewitt Best Employers in Hong Kong 2009 Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong on May 25 ... response to the economic crisis,' said Philip Wixon, practice leader of Hewitt Associates LLC's Hong Kong office. Companies with a serious chance of making the top of the Best Employers ...

  3. Bus unions call for pay rises amid economic slump

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... were unlikely given the economic downturn. The companies - Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus, Citybus and Long Win - said they would begin talks with the unions in April. The Motor Transport Workers General Union said it was open to discussion on the increase but scoffed at suggestions that the economic slowdown was hurting the bus companies. 'Commuters are more prone ...

  4. HK keeps No 1 ranking for economic freedom

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy for the 16th straight year amid a global slide in economic freedom due to the financial crisis, according to a report just released. The city scored 89.7 out of 100 in the 2010 Index of Economic Freedom, down 0.3 point from last year. Asia-Pacific countries swept the top few spots on the index, which rates 183 ...

  5. Fair trade law, minimum wage won't affect economic freedom

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong remains the world's freest economy for the 15th straight year in The Heritage Foundation's 2009 Index of Economic Freedom. But the think-tank says a competition law and a minimum wage could give it a lower score in future ('HK continues reign as world's freest economy', January 14). Determined to uphold Hong Kong as the freest economy, Financial ...

  6. Economic recovery spurs jobless fall

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo, Staff Reporter

    ... told Mr Tung at a breakfast meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum. Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce chief executive Eden Woon Yi-teng said opportunities ... of better-than-expected jobless figures as fresh evidence of Hong Kong's economic recovery. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the three months ending in September fell to 8.3 per cent from 8.6 ...

  7. Asia's world city grapples with idea of paying a living wage

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the minimum wage. 'This, when implemented with a statutory minimum wage, would encourage people to work,' he said. On the other hand, given the economic downturn, Lingnan University economics Professor Ho Lok-sang questioned whether now was the right time to introduce it. 'Small to medium-sized enterprises face a deteriorating business environment,' Dr Ho said. ...

  8. Budget did little to address our severe economic problems

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for 50 years', February 27). This is the same the world over. Diminishing demand has led to diminishing trade. Gripped by the fear of economic uncertainty, even people in work are reluctant to spend, which has affected local consumption. In the current economic climate we can only expect more business closures and unemployment. If nothing is done to boost local consumption ...

  9. Economic growth fails to allay fears over job prospects

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite the mainland's rapid economic growth, more and more people are feeling unsure about their job prospects, a survey has revealed. More than 71 per cent of 1,584 people polled ... the real rate is about 7 per cent. The World Bank puts unemployment on the mainland at 10 per cent. But Rand, a US think-tank, maintains that China's jobless rate could be as high as 23 per ...

  10. Economic recovery sparks hunt to hire executives

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... as the economy gradually picks up in all major markets, with vacancies in finance and accounting starting to outstrip candidate supply in many parts of the world. Unemployment in the United States ... monthly for more than a year. Unemployment in Australia has witnessed a 7.8 per cent seasonally adjusted decline over the past 12 months. Industries that were the first casualties of the economic ...




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