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'Mickey Mouse grandmother' still working at 75... to support her 40-year-old son

A 75-year-old pensioner from Henan province is still hard at work, dressing up as Mickey Mouse to raise cash to help her middle-aged son get married.

Tuesday, 18 March, 2014, 12:04pm 3 comments

Risks loom on China reform path amid slowing economic growth

Fresh signs of the struggle ahead for Beijing to deliver a cohesive reform-oriented agenda for economic growth have emerged as two of the mainland's top financial authorities outlined contrasting views on where the economy is heading.

7 Mar 2014 - 2:34am 2 comments

Tianhe Chemicals IPO follows boss' daughter to UBS

Mary had a little lamb, Joyce Wei has an IPO. Wherever the daughter of Tianhe Chemicals chairman Wei Qi goes, follows the potential US$1 billion IPO deal.

First, it was JP Morgan Chase that was supposed to be working on the initial public offering of the Liaoning-based company. Joyce Wei was then working as an investment banking associate there.

22 Jan 2014 - 4:37pm 9 comments

China Merchant Securities eyes top 10 spot in Hong Kong market

China Merchants Securities plans to add about 100 jobs at its Hong Kong unit this year in a bid to become one of the top 10 investment banks in the city for equity and debt capital market business.

13 Jan 2014 - 9:39am

It's the end of the year and battle for talent begins again

It's the end of the year again, and a time when some human resources managers may get nervous about one thing - how to keep their staff.

30 Dec 2013 - 1:39am

British service sector hiring at fastest rate since 2007

British service-sector firms are hiring new staff at the fastest rate in six years and are planning to ramp up investment as the country’s economic recovery gathers momentum, a survey showed on Tuesday.

26 Nov 2013 - 1:37pm 1 comment

Pay trends point to greener pastures across the border

Every year at this time, many people will begin to think about the same thing - how big a pay rise can I expect for the coming year?

4 Nov 2013 - 3:08pm

Breathe easy, smog is not key issue facing China recruiters

Is air pollution really the most important reason some foreign executives are considering for leaving China? Let’s continue the debate. Recently I wrote a column about the topic after several foreigners wrote blog posts or articles about why they left China. Some said the worsening air pollution in Beijing or Shanghai was their top concern.

17 Jun 2013 - 7:52am 1 comment

The 'vanishing bosses' scam and other Hong Kong hustles

Young people hoping to get a job were instead victims of an identity theft which saw dud cheques issued in their names.

17 Jun 2013 - 8:56am

Star BofA Merrill Lynch analyst sacked after Hong Kong IPO is pulled

Tong Shaojing told the South China Morning Post he was fired from his job within days of a proposed Hong Kong listing of shares in the mainland-based Triplex Biosciences being put on hold.

14 Jun 2013 - 10:25am 2 comments