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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 - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Looming US rate rise spells trouble for Hong Kong households and firms

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... trade. But for the city, there is perhaps nothing more economically sensitive than rate hikes in the United States. Having enjoyed historically low borrowing costs for such a long time, our city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1647259/looming-us-rate-rise-spells-trouble-hong-kong-households-and
  4. 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
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    As Japan's economy falters, it's vital for Shinzo Abe to fire his third arrow

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 05:04am by SCMP Editorial

    ... As a result, a second sales-tax hike scheduled for next October has been postponed until 2017. Instead he is taking advantage of one major factor still in his favour- the disarray of his political ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1643235/japans-economy-falters-its-vital-shinzo-abe-fire-his-third
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 24, 2014

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by LETTERS

    ... deep-seated traditions. I think the only way to stop these practices is through education, although this will take time. Li Kin-wai, Yuen Long   Take care with admission price hikes Hong Kong ... price hikes remain at an acceptable level or it will find itself losing some customers. Virginia Tang, Tseung Kwan O ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1647260/letters-editor-november-24-2014
  7. 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
  8. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong needs an innovative way to cut its reliance on water imports

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 04:47pm by LETTERS

    ... the issue of affordability and the price hike will come under attack from politicians and the general public. In either case, it will only lead to endless debate within society. In the end, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1631855/hong-kong-needs-innovative-way-cut-its-reliance-water-imports
  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 - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    For new Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the hard work starts now

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... but face opposition. Price hikes on petrol and diesel are being counted on to fund grand infrastructure plans like ports, roads and railways. Endemic corruption has to be overcome. Widodo offers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1623182/new-indonesian-president-joko-widodo-hard-work-starts-now

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