Calls by some Causeway Bay retailers for a 40 per cent rent cut have been rejected by landlords as 'showing no respect for business ethics'.Thursday, 12 February, 1998, 12:00am
The Hong Kong Information Technology Federation aims to create a code of ethics this year for its members to bring order to the way IT companies do business in the SAR.
It believes a higher standard of business practices is necessary for the industry to flourish.10 Feb 1998 - 12:00am
THERE are no business ethics in China, according to one Western executive in Beijing. 'Isn't that an oxymoron?' asks another.
Foreign executives love to complain about the business environment of the country they work in. The frustration of working in a place where most things do not run as smoothly as at home often surfaces as black humour and sometimes worse.13 Apr 1997 - 12:00am
THE stock exchange has not advanced corporate governance enough and the territory's business community wants it to play a central role in overseeing any changes, a recent survey revealed.23 Oct 1995 - 12:00am
THOUSANDS of jobs are available in retail despite government statistics showing workers in the retail sector have been worst hit by the recent unemployment wave, an industry spokesman said.
Rodney Miles, chairman of the Retail Management Association, blamed the jobless yesterday for failing to seek employment in the sector. He said the industry had several thousand vacancies.19 Aug 1995 - 12:00am
HONG KONG companies have always been strong in terms of enterprise, but when it comes to ethics, flexibility has been a more salient factor than principle. Many entrepreneurs have felt it acceptable to pay tea money, oil the wheels, grease palms. Whatever the metaphor, bribes and other inducements represent an attempt to gain unfair advantage.11 Apr 1995 - 12:00am
A SCHOOL will be set up next year to give business executives lessons on how to avoid corruption.
The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) says it also expects to launch a renewed education campaign at schools and universities.28 Dec 1994 - 12:00am
DESPITE an 11 per cent increase in corruption reports, private-sector companies are slow to set up in-house codes of ethics.
Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Community Relations Regional Officer, Esther Tsu Yuen-tsu, said only half of the firms and companies they approached were willing to make the move to safeguard business ethics.3 Dec 1994 - 12:00am
UNIONISTS and feminists yesterday called for better protection for female workers, following survey findings that nine out of 10 women claim to have been sexually harassed in the workplace.26 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
THE Hong Kong Government would regulate those who did not regulate themselves, Financial Services Secretary Michael Cartland said yesterday.
Speaking after the presentation of a code of ethics and professional practice guidelines by the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries (HKCSI), Mr Cartland said the government continued to look to industry to regulate itself.25 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
THE urge for knowledge in trading law and practices in China has prompted 95 local professionals to take part in a new diploma course in business practices and commercial law offered by the University of International Business and Economics that started in Hong Kong last month.13 Oct 1994 - 12:00am
MORE than 300 trade and professional associations have been encouraged to help stamp out graft by joining the Independent Commission Against Corruption's business ethics campaign. Companies are eligible for grants towards the cost of joining the project.8 Aug 1994 - 12:00am
A WORKING party should be formed to implement initiatives discussed at a business ethics conference organised by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in May, a businessman has urged.
Donald Chia, deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, said a high standard of business ethics was crucial for the preservation of Hong Kong's reputation.30 Jul 1994 - 12:00am
THE first centre in Hong Kong to focus exclusively on issues related to business values and ethics has been set up.
The Centre for the Study of Business Values, formed at the University of Hong Kong by the Department of Management Studies, will conduct research and offer training for teachers and students in business and management.12 May 1994 - 12:00am
A SURVEY commissioned by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has revealed the public would like to see better business ethics in Hong Kong companies.
This echoes the agreement by the Conference on Business Ethics last week that the business sector should continue to improve standards.9 May 1994 - 12:00am