'Help wanted' as London's banks tighten compliance

Candidates for jobs in corporate governance are on the salary escalator amid a recent flurry of hiring activity. Photo: Bloomberg

Job vacancies at financial services companies in London jumped 25 per cent in the first quarter of this year as firms bolstered their compliance and risk-management divisions in order to placate regulators, a new survey shows.

Friday, 12 April, 2013, 6:13am

Beijing hospital staff grilled over private use of ambulance sirens

The photo of the ambulance posted by netizen @BG2RHY onto Sina Weibo. Photo: SCMP Pictures

With sirens wailing, a Beijing ambulance headed for the hospital was not rushing a patient back at all. It was returning from a noodle restaurant where staff members had dinner that night.

31 Dec 2012 - 5:19pm

Risk of relapse for patients with mental illness

Patients with mental illness who do not show symptoms for up to two years can still suffer a relapse if they stop taking medicine, according to the latest study by the University of Hong Kong. Continued medication could reduce the risk of relapse by half, researchers said. They urged patients to talk to doctors before deciding to stop taking medicine.

7 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Urban Jungle

This week: the phobias surrounding medication

Medication is probably the most important tool in the treatment of illnesses. Without them there is surprisingly little a medical practitioner can do.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

ISM compliance helps bring down incident rates, club says

Ships complying with the International Safety Management (ISM) code have made fewer claims compared with non-compliant ones, a study by The Swedish Club shows.

Differences in claims development have emerged between vessel types subject to the code's first mandatory deadline in July 1998 and those subject to the second deadline of July 2002.

19 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Following expert's advice 'no excuse'

Home owners who blindly follow the advice of an expert cannot escape conviction for failing to comply with government orders regarding repairs of structures attached to their property, a judge ruled yesterday.

In the first case of its kind, Mr Justice Woo Kwok-hing said he sympathised with nine owners of a house on Lamma Island who had been fined for breaching such an order.

10 Nov 1999 - 12:00am