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  1. Comment - Letters

    Protection of hiking area essential

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:27am by LETTERS

    ... Park. Anyone who goes hiking regularly will know that Tai Long Sai Wan is one of the most scenic parts of Hong Kong. This is an outstanding hiking trail, comparable to any hiking experience ... up their rucksacks and take a hike free of charge. Walks like this revitalise them and help them to recharge their batteries. The Tai Long Sai Wan area is under threat. For example, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1398641/protection-hiking-area-essential
  2. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1377796/kmb-justifies-fare-hike
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1341423/tobacco-tax-hike-deters-young-people-starting-smoke
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong's stark choice: gradual integration or slow decay

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... economic transition. Also, since the Fed is expected to hike policy rates by mid-2015, Hong Kong stands to benefit from tapering, as in the past, but only if the latter is associated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1618518/hong-kongs-stark-choice-gradual-integration-or-slow-decay
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... economic times ahead. Our frothy property market will be especially sensitive to rate hikes in the US, stemming from our currency peg to the American dollar. Declining consumer sentiment, coupled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1612280/poor-economic-signals-add-sense-danger-hong-kong
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Not-so-great expectations for growth as global trade remains lacklustre

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 03:13pm by LOUIS KUIJS, TIFFANY QIU

    ... quarter, and import growth halted in June.  In Japan, economic activity and import demand slowed sharply in the second quarter, following the sales tax hike in April. While  the economy is expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1616189/not-so-great-expectations-growth-global-trade-remains
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    India and Indonesia offer hope for fragile emerging markets

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 11:17am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... anticipates a slightly faster pace of interest rate hikes provided the US recovery gathers pace- is putting renewed strain on EM assets. The rate-sensitive 2-year US Treasury yield has shot up 14 ... Buffett. The inflation-fighting credentials of both countries' central banks have improved significantly. Indonesia has hiked interest rates 175 basis points since the start of last year and, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1600083/fragile-five-becomes-fragile-three
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mortgage rate hikes add note of caution to markets

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Rate hikes add note of caution The decision by HSBC and Standard Chartered to raise mortgage lending rates by 0.25 percentage points should not come as a surprise. Other ... homeowners. Still, the rate hike will have a psychological impact on investor sentiment. On the day the rate hike was announced, property agents reported cases of flat sellers lowering their asking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1190985/mortgage-rate-hikes-add-note-caution-markets
  9. Comment - Blogs

    Conquering 100 miles with the mind

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 06:00pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... on the flat sections, your heart rate is much higher than normal. You’re out of breath quicker. You basically have to pace yourself and go slower,” he says. “For many sections I walked or power-hiked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1299142/conquering-100-miles-mind
  10. Comment - Blogs

    Fixing Vancouver’s woeful wages won’t end the housing affordability crisis

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 11:37am by Ian Young

    ... in Canada.  It’s starting to get a bit silly now, but what happens if we suddenly make Vancouver’s degree holders the best-paid in the country, applying the required 48 per cent wage hike across ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1611982/fixing-vancouvers-woeful-wages-wont-end-housing-affordability-crisis

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