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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Violence in Iraq threatens crucial oil reserves, may lead to price hike

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Violence threatens crucial Iraqi oil reserves Escalating violence in Iraq is threatening the development of some of the world's largest oil reserves at a time when Opec's No 2 producer was expected to be a key future supplie ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538581/violence-iraq-threatens-crucial-oil-reserves-may-lead-price-hike
  2. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hiking trails closed as amber storm warning hoisted

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:41pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Eight hiking trails were closed off today over landslides and fallen trees during the torrent in recent weeks, as an amber-level rainstorm lashed Hong Kong. The warning ... of the damage. They include the popular MacLehose Trail’s section 2 and the Tai Long Wan Hiking Trail, as well as the Tsz Lo Lan Shan Path, Fun Lau Country Trail, Cheung Sheung Country Trail, Shing Mun ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1516190/hiking-trails-closed-amber-storm-warning-hoisted
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Sai Wan villagers extend blockade of hiking trail to weekends

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Ada Lee

    ... by blocking a popular hiking track through the village on all days. Residents of Sai Wan village on the scenic Sai Kung Tai Long Wan coast were already blocking the track on weekdays, but on Saturday, ... of participants to take another route for the marathon hike. Several weeks later, they made the blockade a regular practice on weekdays. The South China Morning Post reported last month that conservation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452823/sai-wan-villagers-extend-blockade-hiking-trail-weekends
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOBACCO

    Newspaper vendors say tobacco-tax hike could force them out of business

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:31pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Struggling stall owners fear customers will ditch expensive habit, or turn to black market, as representative says 100 stalls may disappear As the government considers raising the tax on tobacco, newspaper vendors are fretting over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1425160/newspaper-vendors-say-tobacco-tax-hike-could-force-them-out-business
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL SERVICES

    Post office set to raise fees again despite hike just four months ago

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Cost of mailing a letter already went up in October, but self-funded government body says more revenue is needed to get in the black Post office set to raise fees again Consumers can expect more frequent increases in postal ra ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1424672/post-office-set-raise-fees-again-despite-hike-just-four-months-ago
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Government mulls tobacco tax hike in bid to curb smoking among children

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Government to explore pumping more money into educating kindergarten and primary pupils Smoking habit set to get more expensive The government may raise tobacco taxes to prevent people- especially youngsters- from pickin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1421621/government-mulls-tobacco-tax-hike-bid-curb-smoking-among-children
  7. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Opposition to Indonesian President-elect Widodo's plan to raise fuel prices

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:18am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta President-elect wants to fast-track a cut in subsidies, which cost the government US$20b year, but his political support may be lacking Widodo's fuel-hike plan faces opposition A plan by Indonesia's next leader to hike fuel prices this year faces opposition within his coalition, party officials said, stirring concern whether he will have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1586736/opposition-indonesian-president-elect-widodos-plan-raise-fuel-prices
  8. News - China Insider - STOCKS

    Did Xi Jinping's hiking jaunts boost outdoor apparel firm’s stocks?

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 01:47pm by Amy Li

    ... the recently revealed hiking trips taken by President Xi Jinping had something to do with it. News that Xi was an enthusiastic hiker and that he had even become honourary chairman of a hiking club ... Xi had responded: "Though I don't usually chair any groups or clubs, I am willing to be an honourary chair[man] of the hiking club. By doing so, more people will be encouraged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1406085/did-xi-jinpings-hiking-jaunts-boost-outdoor-apparel-firms-stocks
  9. News - China - LEADERSHIP

    Read my greasy lips: no price hikes for President Xi Jinping's favourite buns

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:12am by Vanessa Piao

    ... Vanessa Piao vanessa.piao@scmp.com Beijing’s deputy mayor has asked the low-end restaurant chain, which took the nation by steamy storm after President Xi Jinping's unexpected visit last December, not to mark up the price of its famed stuffed buns, a ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1406751/read-my-greasy-lips-no-price-hikes-president-xi-jinpings-favourite-buns
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1356639/oxfam-trailwalkers-race-blocked-protesting-villagers

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