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Britain and West can bring jobs, factories back from Asia, Cameron to say at Davos

If David Cameron has his way, perhaps replicas of a royal engagement ring will be made in British rather than Chinese factories. Photo: AFP

British Prime Minister David Cameron will use a speech at Davos on Friday to say Britain and the West have an opportunity to boost their economic fortunes by luring back jobs and factories from Asia, a trend he says is already under way.

Friday, 24 January, 2014, 3:26pm

Financial jobs in London increase for first time in nearly 2 years

Last month, 1,340 new jobs were created in the City financial district, up by two-thirds versus the same month in 2012. Photo: Reuters

The number of new financial services jobs in London rose for the first time in almost two years last month, research showed on Monday, which recruiters said was a sign that banks are starting to think about growth after years of restructuring.

13 Jan 2014 - 4:02pm

Enterprising parents running start-ups from home

Enterprising mums and dads are ditching the corporate grind to run online ventures from home.

Greg Stockdale and his wife Julie consider themselves fortunate parents. They get to have regular meals with their two-year-old daughter Kelly, and take her to the park and swimming pool almost every day.

15 May 2013 - 3:03pm 1 comment

Jobs in world's factory lose allure

Recruiters are finding it tougher to lure workers to the Pearl River Delta's factories. Photo: AP

Changing demographics, tightening labour laws and competitive offers elsewhere are combining to make the Pearl River Delta, the "world's factory", a less attractive place for many migrant workers to return for work.

8 Feb 2013 - 3:53am

Steve Jobs film is wrong, says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs.

"We never had such interaction and roles," Wozniak, who quit Apple in 1987 after 12 years, told tech blog Gizmodo after a clip from the movie was posted online ahead of its premiere. "I'm not even sure what it's getting at," he said, adding that the "personalities are very wrong - although mine is closer."

27 Jan 2013 - 5:08am

Support CY Leung's policy address

Half a year has elapsed since Leung Chun-ying was installed as Hong Kong's chief executive. Photo: Bloomberg

The impeachment motion brought against the chief executive by the pan-democrats of the Legislative Council, led by the radical League of Social Democrats, was defeated by 37 to 27 votes. This defeat represented across-the-board community opinion.

15 Jan 2013 - 3:56am