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  1. New fare structure for green taxis satisfies drivers- for now

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Passengers of green taxis will have to pay up to HK$4 more for short trips but less for longer trips starting on Friday, after the Executive Council yesterday approved fare changes that will bring their charges in line with those of red taxis. The starting fare will be raised by HK$1 to HK$14.50, instead of by HK$2 as originally proposed, in light of the economic ...

  2. Taxi groups offer 6-month rent freeze over new fares plan

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Taxi owner groups say taxi rents will be frozen for six months if a new fares scheme is implemented next month. This is likely to allay the fears of cabbies that the new scheme- raising fares for short trips but cutting them for long journeys- will push up their costs. Tam Yau-chung, chairman of one of the groups- CTOD Association Company- promised lawmakers ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - AVIATION

    It’s not fare! Cathay leaves thousands disappointed with HK$100 ticket promotion

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:49am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Tens of thousands left disappointed after HK$100 tickets sell out in hours Cathay's cheap fares branded unfair Cathay Pacific's plan to please ... was the hottest pick, she said, with all the bargain fares gone by 9am. People who were left out in the cold took to Cathay's social media sites to complain. "It is unfair and frustrating how ...

  4. News - World - MEDIA

    CNN host Fareed Zakaria faces accusations of plagiarism again

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:33am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Fareed Zakaria's columns criticised by anonymous internet watchdog CNN host accused of plagiarism again Columns by CNN host Fareed Zakaria, who was disciplined after a plagiarism controversy two years ago, are under scrutiny after new accusations from an anonymous internet watchdog. Questions were raised by the site Our Bad Media, which posted 12 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Would you like a rise with that? How Hong Kong fares on the Big Mac Index

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 10:50pm by PHILA

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com As a new minimum wage recommendation nears, an alternative Big Mac Index shows just how Hong Kong workers fare on the world stage Would you like a rise with that? How many burgers can a minimum-wage earner afford? It's an odd question, but it goes to the heart of a debate over how much spending power is wielded by workers who earn the minimum ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Construction worker held on suspicion of brother's murder after row over taxi fare

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:29pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Brother questioned after man collapses in Kwun Tong flat during violent dispute with sibling and mother over HK$100 cab fare Murder arrest after taxi fare row A man was being held for questioning last night on suspicion of murdering his younger brother, who apparently died in an argument over a HK$100 taxi fare. The 39-year-old construction ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    25+ restaurants: New Blue Pool bakery sells disappearing fare like walnut pies and banana pudding

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 11:14pm by JANICE LEUNG HAYES

    ... Text: Janice Leung Hayes Bun and dusted Along the rapidly gentrifying Caine Road, with its new cafes and swanky residences, New Blue Pool sticks out like a sore thumb. Outside, it looks like a run-down Hong Kong-style bakery selling spongy Swiss rolls and ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts as fares go up 3.6pc

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com With fares due to go up 3.6 per cent on Sunday, lawmakers tell vastly profitable railway firm to offer more concessions to hard-up passengers 'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts Lawmakers have hit out at the MTR Corporation's 3.6 per cent fare rise and urged it to offer more concessions when the increase takes effect on Sunday. Members ...

  9. Committee defends taxi fare proposal

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The Transport Advisory Committee yesterday defended a government-approved plan that allows a taxi-fare increase for short journeys and lower fares for longer trips, after more ... into consideration. 'The proposal of increasing fares for short journeys and decreasing for long trips represents the wishes of the majority of users and the taxi trade. That is a result of a broad ...

  10. Let's not make hazy bus fare adjustment formula even hazier

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp '[Transport Advisory] Committee chairwoman Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said after the meeting that each [fare increase] application had been assessed individually according to the bus fare adjustment formula, which takes into account the magnitude of change in household income, public acceptability and affordability and the companies' financial ...




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