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  1. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Dongguan cabbies launch strike amid business slowdown

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:26am by He Huifeng

    ... and profiteering. Prostitution was once rife in Dongguan, a former industrial hub that turned to the sex trade after its manufacturing sector tumbled in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008. ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Its streets were once paved in gold for taxi drivers, but the recent crackdown on the sex industry has affected the local business Striking Dongguan cabbies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1487693/dongguan-cabbies-launch-strike-amid-business-slowdown
  2. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Buddhist tycoon Chen Feng built Hainan Airlines into global empire

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... capital, Haikou, Chen now chairs HNA Group, a closely held global transport, logistics, retail, property, tourism and financial services empire that reported revenue of US$17.5 billion and pre-tax ... investors in China. "He's also politically well connected, and unlike China's internet entrepreneurs, he isn't in industries that the government might consider threatening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1476897/buddhist-tycoon-chen-feng-built-hainan-airlines-global
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government's electric-cab plan fails to spark more suppliers' interest

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ada Lee

    ... more electric taxis into Hong Kong and welcomed the government scheme. An industry insider said one issue inhibiting the growth of electric taxis in Hong Kong was the fixed number of taxi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461189/governments-electric-cab-plan-fails-spark-more-suppliers-interest
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ferry fares to Hong Kong's outlying islands to rise by up to 6pc

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... the fare will be HK$21 on weekdays and HK$29.80 on Sundays and public holidays. The department said it had considered public opinion and the financial position of the operators, New World First ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1454319/ferry-fares-hong-kongs-outlying-islands-rise-6pc
  5. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Overcapacity puts the brakes on Asian cargo carriers growth

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:19pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... the brunt of the slump in the industry since the 2008 global financial crisis. "The people who are really suffering in the cargo business are the ones operating big fleets of dedicated ... airlines' profit margins are being eroded by a struggling air cargo business, even as they capitalise on increasing passenger demand, industry executives said over the weekend. Weak global economic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1425159/overcapacity-puts-brakes-asian-cargo-carriers-growth
  6. Business - Economy - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong needs more double-tax deals, says industry

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Agreements would help cut costs and improve city as a trade, financial and shipping centre HK needs more double-tax deals, says industry Hong Kong needs ... such comprehensive pacts would "reduce companies' costs but also improve Hong Kong as a trade, financial and shipping centre". Hong Kong shipping firms estimated they had to pay hundreds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1163811/hong-kong-needs-more-double-tax-deals-says-industry
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Reprieve for Discovery Bay ferry after last-minute agreement over safety rule

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Ada Lee

    ... with the industry. Transport minister Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said yesterday that the government would provide assistance to individual boat operators, including financial subsidies, ... Cheung said the decision was up to the head of the Marine Department. He said the government was still talking to the industry about implementing other medium and long-term safety measures, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1421617/reprieve-discovery-bay-ferry-after-last-minute-agreement-over-safety
  8. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Idea of drone cargo ships floated, but problems load up

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... to command hundreds of crewless ships. Drone ships would be safer, cheaper and less polluting for the US$375 billion shipping industry that carries 90 per cent of world trade, Rolls-Royce says. They might be deployed in regions such as the Baltic Sea within a decade, while regulatory hurdles and industry and union scepticism about cost and safety would slow global adoption, said Oskar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1435278/idea-drone-cargo-ships-floated-problems-load
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR passengers say 'ease squeeze with early-bird fares'

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:03am by Ada Lee

    ... "Tourists' cases and people's backpacks take up far more space than mobile gadgets." Lo Lop-kay, 50, who works in the construction industry, also backed an early-bird scheme but was against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435794/mtr-passengers-say-ease-squeeze-early-bird-fares
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Discovery Bay ferry firm seeking another fare rise

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... The levels of increase were reached after factoring in the operators' financial conditions, performance, rising operating costs, and measures adopted to save costs and generate greater revenue, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434477/discovery-bay-ferry-firm-seeking-another-fare-rise

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