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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Five hidden gems in Pokhara Valley

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:47pm by SHAFIK MEGHJI

    ... There are several guesthouses in the vicinity if you want to stay the night, and the surrounding area is great for hiking and cycling — as long as you don't mind some steep hills.   Kahun Daada Flocks of tourists hike up the mini peak of Sarangkot, just west of Pokhara, to take in the superb views, yet similarly impressive vistas can be enjoyed in virtual isolation on the eastern edge of the city ...

  2. News - China

    Disabled couple walks 500 kilometres to raise money for children's education

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 06:05pm by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Bank teller in Huangshi spends three hours counting more than 3,000 coins they collected A farmer couple, both physically challenged, walked into a bank in Huangshi, Hubei province in central China yesterday morning wanting to cash in more than 3,000 coins, Dongchu Evening News reported. They had collected the money during a two-month hike from ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    Indonesia raises interest rates to head off inflation

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... the subsidised fuel price hike," Bank Indonesia said. "The decision is also consistent with the progress in managing current account deficit towards a more sustainable level." The interest ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    Discovery Bay fancy-dress walkers take a hike for Operation Santa Claus

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:03am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... A colourful procession of men, women and children in red T-shirts and Santa hats made their way up a hill in Discovery Bay yesterday morning- all in the name of charity. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World

    AP Sources: House Republicans offer package:debt limit hike, end to shutdown and spending cuts

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 11:34pm by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Sources: House Republicans offer package:debt limit hike, end to shutdown and spending cuts. ...

  7. News - World

    AP sources: Republican leaders weigh short-term debt limit hike as one way to avert default

    Posted Oct 10th 2013, 06:43am by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Republican leaders weigh short-term debt limit hike as one way to avert default. ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Hot springs and heavenly hikes in Japan's Kumano region

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 10:41pm by Daniel Allen

    ... THERE'S SOMETHING about hiking an ancient pilgrimage route that makes physical discomfort a little easier to bear. Perhaps it's the knowledge that a deity somewhere may reward you for your pains further down the line. At any rate, my first glimpse of the Ryokan Adumaya in the Japanese village of Yunomine is a sight for sore eyes, not to mention sore feet. My first day of hiking ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Shinzo Abe dissolves Japan’s parliament to make way for snap election

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 05:16pm by Reuters

    ... fist to applause. Abe’s cabinet later officially set the vote for December 14, NHK public TV said. Abe has said he would delay for 18 months a second tax hike to 10 per cent that had been ...

  10. Business - Economy - JAPAN

    Japan exports grow at fastest pace in 7 months, but slowing growth looms

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:30pm by Reuters

    ... to pressure on the Bank of Japan and the government to step up policy support as the economy struggles to recover from the pain of an April sales tax hike. A recent run of weak data including ... on the second-stage of the sales tax hike in December. In that context, yesterday's trade figures should be welcome news to Tokyo. The 6.9 per cent annual increase in exports in September was roughly ...




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