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  1. Indian import duty hike hits mainland stock prices

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Mainland power-generation equipment makers saw their share prices slide after the Indian government proposed slapping a 19 per cent duty on imports of equipment from China. In 2010 a panel of the Indian Planning Commission propo ...

  2. Spectre of rate hike after growth forecast

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Now that the major economies are limping back to normal, even forecasting growth from the second half of the year, the spectre of an interest rate hike is back. Retail investors ... rise even before the Fed rate hike... Hong Kong dollar interest rates are also affected by changes in the demand [for] and supply of Hong Kong dollars in the local banking system,' he ...

  3. Salary hike

    Posted May 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's 160,000 civil servants are in line for pay rises ranging from 3.9 per cent to 6.3 per cent. Given that many people are having to tighten their belts, do you think this is a fair increase? Write to us ...

  4. Heavy hike

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Edible Oil Association says the price of cooking oil has risen by 12 per cent in the last year. On top of price increases for other kitchen staples, could this have an adverse effect on our economic recovery? Write to us. ...

  5. Healthy hike

    Posted Dec 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Legislators are expected to receive a 15 per cent pay rise and a HK$470,000 golden handshake. Is this fair, given that wage increases next year are expected to be around 4.5 per cent for most Hongkongers? Write to us. ...

  6. Interactive kiosks would enhance hiking experience

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have enough technology. The first stop on any well-marked hiking path is the map, set up by the Country and Marine Parks Authority. These handy guides are found on all of Hong Kong's 23 ... The authority also offers useful information and some basic maps on its web page, as do a number of local amateur websites. The Hong Kong Hiker ( http://ec.hku.hk/hiking?ec.hku.hk/ hiking), Hong Kong ...

  7. Experts tip 10pc profit hike with tax change

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... Alan Aitken A quick survey of some of the major horseracing players in the world with an intimate knowledge of Hong Kong racing, suggests a tax restructuring along the lines intended in last week's announcements should increase revenues to the Jockey ...

  8. Tunnel boss won't delay toll hike

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The operator of the Eastern Harbour Tunnel rejected lawmakers' requests yesterday to delay next month's toll increase, saying that a longer wait would mean bigger fees in the future. Vernon Moore, chairman of the New Hong Kong Tunnel C ...

  9. Hotting up

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Inflation on the mainland went up by 6.5 per cent last month, raising fears of an interest rate hike and plunging stock prices. What effect, if any, do you think this could have on Hong Kong's economy? Write to us. ...

  10. Rents still rising

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rents for luxury real estate have risen for nine successive months, according to a Ricacorp report which analysed figures from 35 high-end properties to the end of August. The increase was 14.7 per cent compared with 8 per cent for medium-sized properties. The rent hike for Kowloon was higher than Hong Kong Island, with New Territories further behind. 'There is a trend ...




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