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  1. Bids sag at Lunar New Year fair stall auction

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... on the final auction price of stalls in the previous year and increase the price by 20 per cent or we take the lowest final auction price and increase it by considering the Consumer Price Index ... Agnes Lam Auction prices for the three fast-food stalls at next year's Victoria Park Lunar New Year fair have dropped by about 10 per cent amid fears the financial turmoil might ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659925/bids-sag-lunar-new-year-fair-stall-auction
  2. Union pushes for pay increases for school clerks and janitors

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Bureau said schools had the flexibility to adjust the salaries scales of their staff, and that the grant was adjusted according to changes in the consumer price index. 'Since the staff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643077/union-pushes-pay-increases-school-clerks-and-janitors
  3. Cab Chat

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... than 20 per cent, as the Hang Seng Index has dived a lot in the past two weeks. The stock market has still got the energy to rebound a bit after falling over 1,000 points but that didn't ... not conduct studies. Still, I don't think the economy will be as bad as that as many people still have jobs. Businessmen want to cut costs and consumers want to cut spending. Still, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657876/cab-chat
  4. Welcome to a beautiful business plan

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Amy Nip

    ... their 'determination and sincerity'- and the sum is about the same as the market price of the treatment. If the woman cannot reach a designated weight, she may lose a month's deposit. In the first eight months of this year, the Consumer Council received 31 complaints from women persuaded to become spokeswomen. There were 24 complaints last year. Among them was a woman with diabetes who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693396/welcome-beautiful-business-plan
  5. Warning on weight-loss salons

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Amy Nip

    ... to show their 'determination and sincerity'- and the sum is about the same as the market price of the treatment. If the woman cannot reach a designated weight, she may lose a month's deposit. In the first eight months of this year, the Consumer Council received 31 complaints from women persuaded to become spokeswomen. There were 24 complaints last year. Among them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/692698/warning-weight-loss-salons
  6. Cheap eye creams better than expensive ones, study finds

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... under the Consumer Goods Safety Ordinance. The price of smooth skin Slightly more effective Nivea Visage Anti-Wrinkle Q10 Plus Eye Cream HK$159 Dr Brandt Lineless Eye Cream HK$650 Olay Total ... Agnes Lam Eye creams selling for about HK$150 can outperform those costing consumers up to 10 times more; but, whether cheap or pricey, none of the creams tested can drive the wrinkles ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698595/cheap-eye-creams-better-expensive-ones-study-finds
  7. Crisis, what crisis? Wine connoisseurs step up spending

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... million. Boris de Vroomen, co-chairman of the Wine and Spirits Industry Coalition, said consumers' spending on wine had shown no signs of decreasing despite the difficult economic times. 'Consumers going into retail wine stores are still spending the same amount on bottles of wine,' Mr de Vroomen said. 'Wine prices might have dropped, but consumers have not changed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663807/crisis-what-crisis-wine-connoisseurs-step-spending
  8. Rent rises 'a burden' for welfare recipients

    Posted Nov 10th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Bick-kwan told the Legislative Council that if, as expected, the Social Security Assistance Index of Prices fell for 2008-09, the government would keep standard payment rates under the CSSA scheme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697862/rent-rises-burden-welfare-recipients
  9. One in 10 Hongkongers caught in the poverty trap, study finds

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... the commission on poverty in 2005 to better focus policy across departments. It was disbanded in 2007. Meanwhile, the bureau also told Legco that if, as expected, the Social Security Assistance Index of Prices fell for 2008-09, the government would keep standard payment rates under the CSSA scheme and the rates of allowances under the SSA scheme at current levels. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697269/one-10-hongkongers-caught-poverty-trap-study-finds
  10. Temple denies urn business breaches terms of land lease

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Kobi Chan

    ... nothing, as I have already paid about HK$20,000. If it is illegal, I will ask the temple to return my money and file complaints to the Consumer Council,' he said. Buying a niche at Sai Lam Temple can cost between HK$10,000 and HK$200,000. These prices are cheaper than other privately run facilities, but more expensive than niches at public columbariums. Deacons also issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/698783/temple-denies-urn-business-breaches-terms-land-lease

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