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

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

Outsourcing makes sense if the workers are treated fairly

The recent strike by Hong Kong dock workers again highlighted the practice of outsourcing. Critics say this method of subcontracting the supply of particular types of workers to an employer leads to exploitation, or at least unfairness. Yet the practice is widespread; two organisations I am connected with do it. It seems to me that a lot depends on an organisation's motives.

17 May 2013 - 3:17am

Letters to the Editor, April 10, 2013

The death of Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven marks closure for a woman who galvanised not only her own generation, but those to come. Loathed and loved with equal passion, Thatcher herself prized one thing more than any other - the success of Britain for all its citizens.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am 3 comments

Contract electronics manufacturing set for modest growth in 2013

With mainland China as the hub of global production, the electronics contract manufacturing industry is forecast to post moderate revenue growth this year as it reaches a record US$404.5 billion.

14 Feb 2013 - 4:53am

Danger when ingenuity outstrips security

As a virtue of leadership, the art of delegation is the subject of quotes by famous people from all walks of life. One attributed to General George Patton, a famous American second world war commander in Europe, said: "Never tell people how to do things.

18 Jan 2013 - 1:50am

US programmer caught outsourcing his own job to China

A star software developer at a company in the US recently shocked his boss by outsourcing work to a China-based tech company for less than a fifth of his six-figure salary. 

17 Jan 2013 - 7:00pm 6 comments

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Film)

First, Britons outsourced their call centres to Indians. Now they're outsourcing their retirement services.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Revenue soars after integration

Hembly International Holdings achieved robust growth last year through an integration of luxury fashion supply chain services with brand retailing and distribution.

21 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Chip supplier ensures quality through its unique systems

Solomon Systech's key to successful productivity and quality management is its pioneering practices in a 'fabless' business model and its mature monitoring system.

The semiconductor and integrated circuit (IC) supplier was named by the Hong Kong Productivity Council and its judging panel as the grand award winner of the productivity and quality category.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

PetroChina to use Retalix software at service stations

30 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Doubts cloud plan to outsource food testing

Lawmakers yesterday challenged a government plan to outsource testing of food samples to private laboratories.

Deputy Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food Cheuk Wing-hing told the Legislative Council's food safety and environmental hygiene panel that the Government Laboratory was studying the feasibility of outsourcing tests to free up resources for more complicated tests.

11 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Hi-tech leader looks to HK

A LEADING global provider of software development, testing and outsourcing services is looking to Hong Kong to fill positions on the mainland.

The Symbio Group has 25 top-level positions that it hopes to fill with international staff to keep up with rapid expansion on the mainland.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Today's HR practices have the heft to sway investment decisions

THESE DAYS IT is not enough for leaders and human resources managers to keep repeating that a company's biggest asset is its people.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Radio waves

An audit has blasted RTHK for non-compliance with government regulations and procedures, including staff management, entertainment expenses, overtime claims and service outsourcing. What should be done? Write to us

28 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Auditor criticises/RTHK replies


Auditor's criticisms: Six spring receptions in a year; $750,000 spent in 2004-05; expenses ceilings of $250 per head for lunch and $400 for dinner sometimes exceeded

RTHK's response: will issue better guidelines


27 Apr 2006 - 12:00am