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  1. Higher fuel prices, jams slow mainland car sales

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government raised fuel prices last month, increasing the benchmark retail price for petrol by 44 fen (54 HK cents) per litre and that for diesel by 51 fen. A litre of petrol now costs more than ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Mainland car sales dropped 3.4 per cent from a year earlier to 4.8 million units in the first quarter as buyers were deterred by higher fuel prices and traffic ...

  2. Domestic refiners win some relief with fuel price rise

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the face of high crude prices, according to analysts. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has raised petrol prices 6.2 per cent to 8,580 yuan (HK$10,194) a tonne, diesel 5.5 per ... crude oil starts to be processed. By then another increase is likely.' He predicted that petrol and kerosene prices may rise substantially but the increase for diesel could be smaller. ...

  3. Asia feels double the pain as high oil prices hit all sectors

    Posted Aug 11th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in the first half of the year, official estimates show. Although refiners have been allowed to pass on some of their costs through higher petrol and diesel prices, they still face wafer-thin or even ... Higher energy prices are beginning to bite. Yesterday, Cathay Pacific became the latest victim, reporting a 5.7 per cent fall in first-half profits after its fuel costs shot up 73 per cent ...

  4. Pay increases failing to keep up with living costs

    Posted Mar 21st 2008, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Pay rises are lagging behind inflation as overall consumer prices rose 6.3 per cent last month, the highest in a decade. Salary increases averaged 4 per cent this year, ... mainly to greater increases in prices of basic foodstuffs as affected by the snowstorms on the mainland'. The Census and Statistics Department said more than half of foodstuffs recorded ...

  5. Beijing moves to curb consumer price increases

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai State-fixed charges will be frozen Beijing has issued price-control measures for consumer products, which include a freeze on prices it controls for the rest of the year, ... website yesterday, six ministries urged officials at all levels to make every effort to ensure stable prices during the holidays. The statement comes after the mainland recorded a 6.5 per cent ...

  6. Fuel price ceiling raised for Beijing motorists

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng The Beijing municipal government has raised fuel prices by as much as 4.4 per cent as inflation eases. The capital's guidance retail petrol prices were increased by 2.5 to 2.8 per cent starting yesterday to between 7,350 yuan (HK$8,256) and 8,232 yuan per tonne, and the guidance price of standard diesel rose by 4.4 per cent to 6,955 yuan, the city's Development ...

  7. Business - Companies - RESULTS

    CLP may raise fees amid earnings squeeze

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... prices and an impairment loss of HK$644 million incurred by flooding in the southern state of Victoria, which crippled three of the four units at the Yallourn Power Station in June. CLP said ... the next 12 months, given the dwindling supply from the Yacheng gas field, which has been the source of natural gas for CLP over the past two decades. "The new gas prices will be three times ...

  8. Power Assets expects lower fuel charges

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Power Assets, a unit of tycoon Li Ka-shing's flagship Cheung Kong, (Holdings), says a recent fall in coal prices will help relieve customers' burdens, ... ago. Power Assets raised power prices by 6.3 per cent at the start of the year- pared from the 8 per cent it originally sought, following a public outcry. Yesterday, it said softening fuel ...

  9. 2,000 truck drivers to strike over fuel fee to offset prices

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 2,000 dump truck drivers are expected to join a seven-day strike next month to demand contractors pay a fuel surcharge to help offset rising diesel prices. The Hong Kong ... three months. 'Dump truck drivers have been hit hard by the rising fuel prices and fuel expenses eat up about 60 per cent of our income,' association chairman Lee Chi-fai said. Diesel ...

  10. Co-operation needed to tackle food price threat

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The warnings from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund about a global food crisis may seem, from the laden restaurant tables of Hong Kong, to be alarmist. Without doubt, prices ... cent increase in food prices last month compared with a year earlier is nothing short of a crisis. World Bank president Robert Zoellick cautioned last week that 33 nations were at risk ...




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