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Yet as monitors of the global economy lower their expectations for 2015, executives are increasingly focusing on opportunities presented by diverging growth rates among regions, countries, and even sectors. This means an essential element of strategic and financial planning for 2015 and beyond is taking closer account of critical regional trends and risks, with sensitivity to key economic indicators and government policy responses. McKinsey’s Global Economics Intelligence (GEI) team closely tracks forecasts of leading financial institutions and multilaterals. By the latest estimate of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in October 2014, world GDP growth was measured at 3.3 percent for 2014. Choosing the right recruitment agency in China - Australia China Connections.
Peter Arkell shares his views on choosing the right recruitment agency for your business in China.
A couple of weeks ago I was invited by the Shanghai Enterprise Collective (SEC) to lead a discussion on how to select the right recruitment provider in China. The SEC is a terrific group of energetic Australian business people in Shanghai. Identified Recruitment Agents for Chinese Skilled Workers. On this page Australia and The People’s Republic of China have a Memorandum of Understanding in place that establishes an ethical framework for Chinese recruitment agents to supply Australian employers with skilled overseas workers.
Chinese recruitment agents must agree to the ethical framework, which requires that they not charge the skilled worker any fee for their services. All recruitment fees must be contained within the costs charged to their employer. The recruitment agent must also agree to ensure that all documentation provided in support of a visa application (by or on behalf of an applicant) is genuine and verifiable.
Under the arrangements, they cannot subject the overseas worker to any financial or other unconscionable or material disadvantage.
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The Department of Immigration will now allow overseas workers to stay in Australia for a year without the 457 visa. Photo: Jason South A new temporary-entry permit proposed by the Department of Immigration to allow overseas workers to stay in Australia for a year without a 457 visa would create "open slather" on the Australian labour market at the same time it faces growing unemployment, unions warn. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has reviewed skilled migration and in December, it quietly released its recommendations to relax entry requirements for short-term foreign workers. Its proposals include extending the six-month short term mobility visa to 12 months. The change would mean overseas workers would not have to apply for a 457 working visa, which imposes stricter entry requirements including English language tests.
More than 62,000 people living illegally in Australia. Chilean students design the Yerka, the unstealable bike. Three Chilean engineering students have designed the world's first 'unstealable bike'.
In an effort to trick even the most clever of bicycle thieves, the trio constructed it in a special way. Courtesy YERKA Project.
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Photo: Sim Chi Yin It is worth about $13.3 billion and growing, but only four Australian companies have access to China's lucrative infant formula market. That will change if the industry body representing infant formula makers in Australia and New Zealand gets its way. So you want to be a rock star? Better get a day job and be prepared to borrow your mum’s car. Innovative approach ...
Kate Miller-Heidke crowdsourced funds for her latest album. Picture: Ric Frearson Source: Supplied AN Australian band would have to turn over $1 million to earn the average wage, according to a candid new documentary The Truth About Money In Music. Amazon, Twitter, JB Hifi and Groupon may be worth billions but their profit margins are tiny. Amazon has struggled to generate any kind of meaningful profit for years.
Source: AP Amazon unveiled the Fire Phone, which features unlimited photo storage and a hologram-like visual effect. Will it be enough to crack the crowded market? SunTrust managing director Robert Peck discusses on the News Hub with Sara Murray. Photo: Amazon. Price of gold set to rise as price fixing under review. The way the gold price is set is up for review after a major rigging scandal.
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Singular vision: Silicon Valley's biggest companies are vying with each to build a fully functional artificial brain. Illustration: Doug Griswold/MCT Photo: MCT The latest Silicon Valley arms race is a contest to build the best artificial brains. Facebook, Google and other leading tech companies are jockeying to hire top scientists in the field of artificial intelligence, while spending heavily on a quest to make computers think more like people. Lexxe - Natural Language Search. Lexxe. Lexxe pledges semantic search in 2012. Sydney based start-up Lexxe - which has been funded with $2 million Saudi Arabian investment money - is edging closer to releasing the final version of what it describes as its semantic search engine, four years after the early versions of the product first debuted.
But the beta still seems to have some wrinkles. With a background in linguistics, founder and chief executive officer Hong Liang Qiao, told iTWire that the latest system had been developed from the ground up to make sense of a search query instead of just find and point to the same text online. Aussie Lexxe challenges search engines. An Australian-based start-up is seeking to challenge search engines such as Google with its own engine that uses semantic keys to aid search queries. (Screenshot by Michael Lee/ZDNet Australia) 10 Web Tools To Try Out Sentiment Search & Feel the Pulse. Why companies including GE, Apple, Coca-Cola and more are incorporated in Delaware.
Egomotion Raises $750K From Android’s Co-Founder And Others To Make Your Smartphone Smarter. Australia's trade performance sinks. What kills more people than AIDS, diabetes and road injuries? Hazy days: These photos show the Eiffel Tower during clear weather on August 17, 2012 and through a haze of pollution on March 14, 2014. Singapore government reveals latest measures to turn country into an innovator's haven. What it means for travellers as Qantas tries to fill a $2 billion hole in its finances. Plastic & Cardboard Recycling - Clients.
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The feature went viral in China, and yesterday parent company Tencent disclosed to Chinese media that during the first two days of Spring festival, over five million users participated in the scheme, exchanging over 20 million envelopes. Former NSA employee looks to make email more secure - security, Center for Democracy and Technology, encryption, Virtru, data protection. Email, perhaps still the most widely used Internet application, has about the same level of security as a postcard.
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Distrust of Chinese milk persists despite Fonterra case - Comodo IceDragon. White gold rush - Milk formula exports to China - ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - Comodo IceDragon. Surge in charities prompts warning over donations. Five financial predictions for 2014. 20 social apps that got us talking in 2013. Revealed: the high cost of being charitable.
Bitcoin price crashes by nearly 50 per cent in China. 10 Successful Kickstarter Projects In 2013 For Our Everyday Lives. Best of 2013: The Future of Off-The-Grid Living Looks Promising. UK engineer creates the QB2 'cube house' that can be built in hours.