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  1. Fuel surcharge proposed

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Lawmakers yesterday urged the government to consider adding a fuel surcharge to taxi fares to help drivers when prices go up as an alternative to the full-scale price increase proposed for this summer. Cabbies oppose an increase in the flag-fall fare of HK$2 to HK$2.50, which they say will not help them as they believe taxi owners will push up ...

  2. Price rises unlikely to undermine growth

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai and agencies China became the latest Asian nation to curb energy subsidies by raising retail petrol and diesel prices as much as 18 per cent, moving to narrow the gap between ... unrest as elsewhere in Asia amid soaring inflation. On June 4, India's government raised petrol prices by 11 per cent to 50.56 rupees (HK$9.18) a litre in New Delhi. Diesel costs were ...

  3. 300 commercial drivers in protest to demand an end to diesel tax

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kathryn Hu About 300 cargo trucks, tour buses, minibuses and taxis massed across Hong Kong yesterday in a protest aimed at persuading the government to scrap a tax on diesel amid rising oil prices. About 100 vehicles stopped in Central for five minutes at 1pm, while others circled Kwai Chung and Lok Ma Chau, where drivers honked their horns to make their point. 'We ...

  4. Lawmakers back diesel duty review

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... during the debate, it did not win the backing of the Democratic Party and The Alliance. The price of diesel has risen more than 20 per cent this year, to $7.36 a litre. Ms Lau said the price ... for transport operators. Other sectors of our economy will be affected if the transport industry suffers from a soaring diesel price,' Ms Lau said. Frederick Fung Kin-kee, chairman ...

  5. Knee-jerk reaction?

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government is set to scrap the duty on diesel fuel within days. Will this help the local economy combat soaring oil prices, or is it a short-sighted move, as some academics claim? Write to us. ...

  6. Tax review

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The government is reviewing the possibility of scrapping diesel taxes. Do you agree with this proposal, given the rise in fuel prices and what effect, if any, do you think it would have on the environment? Write to us. ...

  7. Plea for subsidies and petrol tax cut falls on deaf ears

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... prices. While it has yet to announce whether it will scrap the levy on diesel, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Chan Ka-keung yesterday repeated the government's pledge ... duty, with HK$2.7 billion coming from the levy on petrol and HK$400 million from diesel duty. Saying that unleaded petrol prices had increased four-fold in four years while diesel prices had ...

  8. Measures announced to help transport industry

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 6.29pm: The government on Wednesday announced that it would extend concessions for ultra-low sulphur diesel until next December to help the transport industry cope with rising oil prices. Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen stressed that the government was concerned about the impact higher oil prices were having. 'We have taken great care and have ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    New Delhi to give 6 million mobile phones to the poor ahead of election

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... diesel-run generators to keep their towers running because of the frequent power cuts. The main opposition party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, called the idea a 'cruel joke' played on people ... the government tackle real issues like rising food prices which are really hurting people instead of indulging in this nonsense?" Hussain, however, conceded that some freebies have proved ...

  10. Comment - Blogs - MR. SHANGKONG

    The impact of politics on stock prices

    Posted Nov 07th 2012, 05:08pm by George Chen

    ... also explain why financial media outlets such as Bloomberg keep blaming the US elections and China’s national congress for falling mainland stock prices. Well, just a few days ago, I read some headlines that attributed rising stock prices to the two same events due to the fact that traders and analysts (quoted by some stock market reporters) believe investors should now buy stocks ahead ...




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