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  1. Tobacco tax hike 'not likely' in new budget

    Posted Feb 13th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... strong evidence to justify another hike in the duty this year,' the person said, adding that the administration would raise tobacco duty in the long run. Tsang bumped up the tobacco tax ...

  2. Drivers say poor Link car park services fail to justify price hikes

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Nearly two-thirds of car owners in a survey say that the service provided by The Link's car parks fails to match up to their parking fees. The Link acquired the car parks when they were privatised by the Housing Authority in 2005. The surv ...

  3. Wage hike

    Posted Jun 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Civil servants are set to get the biggest pay rise in 10 years, of up to 6 per cent. Do you agree with a senior official that improved productivity will cushion the effects of the salary increase on the economy? Write to us. ...

  4. Wage hike

    Posted Jun 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Civil servants have been offered pay rises of nearly five per cent, despite opposition from the private sector. Do you agree with the Employers' Federation that any increase would be catastrophic? Write to us. ...

  5. Jewel in the crown

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the principal negotiators with the communist side. He hiked on foot over a couple of hundred miles of hostile territory to reach the ship and eventually aided its escape. Awarded an MBE ...

  6. Fuel fears

    Posted Jun 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... such investments in Iran. Beijing is also opposed to any attack on Iran due to concern over oil price hikes. China is heavily dependent on energy imports, especially oil, whose prices have been increasing ...

  7. Plan to push red tourism a non-starter, writer says

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 2006's The Long March, which recounted his attempt to retrace the Long March on foot. Now, he runs Red Rock Treks, which takes both locals and foreigners on hikes along parts of the Long ...

  8. Games for leaders

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... courses, kayaking, hiking and mountain biking provide individual challenges for children that, once conquered, provide a significant boost to their self-esteem and confidence. 'After ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, August 25, 2012

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to the diversity of this city and the government should help them rather than trample on them by imposing a wage hike. Also, this wage law only came into force last year and so it has not been possible, ...

  10. Ready or not

    Posted Dec 31st 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... child at the end of February. Mr Leung perhaps never imagined that the purchase of a Lexus saloon, just before he announced a hike in car taxes in the budget, would put an early end to his ... for Hong Kong in the next 10 years if the chief executive were elected by universal suffrage by 2007. He feared excessive welfare, hefty tax hikes for the middle and upper classes and a pull-out ...




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