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  1. Comment - Letters

    KMB justifies fare hike

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:27am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial KMB needs fare hike with so many of its routes making a loss In their letters, Kenny Pun Tsz-him (" A well-worn path for KMB fare hikes ", December 7) and Pun Ka-hung (" Driven to distraction by KMB claims ", December 8) question the need for KMB to raise fares. KMB fully appreciates that a fare increase will have an impact on the community, ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Strong New Zealand growth points to March rates hikes

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 01:31am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Wellington Strongest figures in nearly four years, on the back of an agricultural rebound, may see the central bank tighten the cycle as early as March New Zealand growth points to rate rises New Zealand's economy grew at its fastest clip ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health

    Find your feet on the trails with SCMP's guide to Hong Kong's hikes

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 11:58am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Thinking about going hiking or trail running? Before you begin, take some advice from the experts Start off on the right foot Running may seem like ... and calves tend to work heavily when trail running. Because of the constant directional changes, the body's core muscles are constantly stimulated. Trail running or hiking is a good form ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - PROTESTS

    Oxfam Trailwalker hiking event blocked by village protest

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:49pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Shirley Zhao and Jennifer Ngo Runners in Trailwalker fundraiser find they have to turn back as the route is hastily diverted Oxfam hiking event blocked by village protest Thousands ... Sai Kung and their supporters blocked off part of the hiking path leading into the village, where the first checkpoint for the 4,800 trailwalkers was set up, forcing Oxfam to hurriedly change ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Discovery Bay fancy-dress walkers take a hike for Operation Santa Claus

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:03am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Fundraisers dress up for Discovery Mind walk A colourful procession of men, women and children in red T-shirts and Santa hats made their way up a hill in Discovery Bay yesterday morning- all in the name of charity. About ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Tobacco tax hike deters young people from starting to smoke

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:26am by LETTERS

    ... Steep tobacco tax hike puts young people off starting to smoke A recent report funded by the tobacco industry claimed that the illicit cigarette problem in Hong Kong is serious. ... in a hike of consumption and contraband cigarettes seizure. The World Health Organisation believes the most effective measure against smuggling is tight control and aggressive enforcement. Hong Kong ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Hot springs and heavenly hikes in Japan's Kumano region

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 10:41pm by Daniel Allen

    ... THERE'S SOMETHING about hiking an ancient pilgrimage route that makes physical discomfort a little easier to bear. Perhaps it's the knowledge that a deity somewhere may reward you for your pains further down the line. At any rate, my first glimpse of the Ryokan Adumaya in the Japanese village of Yunomine is a sight for sore eyes, not to mention sore feet. My first day of hiking ...

  8. News - World

    AP Sources: House Republicans offer package:debt limit hike, end to shutdown and spending cuts

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 11:34pm by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Sources: House Republicans offer package:debt limit hike, end to shutdown and spending cuts. ...

  9. News - World

    AP sources: Republican leaders weigh short-term debt limit hike as one way to avert default

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 06:43am by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Republican leaders weigh short-term debt limit hike as one way to avert default. ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh official panel recommends 76pc garment worker wage hike

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka A Bangladesh official panel recommended on Monday that the government raises minimum wages for garment workers by 76 per cent following a string of disasters and protests over pay and conditions, an official said. The board o ...




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