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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong taxi owners promise drivers fare share of price hike

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Cabbies complain previous rises disappeared into operators' pockets. This time, deals are struck as government approves price increase Taxi owners promise drivers fare share The extra money cabbies are set to make when higher ...

  2. 97pc oppose railings plan but it's still not died

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... all over the hiking trail,' she said. Leung said Old Peak Road was mostly frequented by hikers and morning walkers, and was one of the city's most historic hiking trails. Police also ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Japan’s quarterly growth uptick clears way for tax hikes

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 10:57am by AFP

    ... to clear the way for a hike in the nation’s sales tax. The growth figures, which come after a massive stimulus program that has also pushed down the value of the yen, showed a big jump in firms’ ... conditions are ripe for the government to go ahead with the sales tax hike,” Nomura’s Matsuura said. Tokyo is considering whether to launch a series of sales tax hikes that many fear could derail ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    Take a walk on the wild side with gadgets for the great outdoors

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 12:10am by Jamie Carter

    ... to either the 5S or latest iPhones, which will protect a handset dropped onto rocks. It happens. If properly protected, touchscreen gadgets are well worth taking on hiking trips, if only ... (HK$3,129, expansys.com.hk which has a built-in altimeter, barometer and compass to stop you getting lost on hikes. Wherever you're hiking, it's likely that you'll want to photograph ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CHARITY

    100km and no shortcuts: Oxfam Trailwalker to introduce spot checks to ensure fair play

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... solution was for participants to exercise self-discipline. Last year's race also faced disruption as about 100 villagers abruptly blocked the hiking trail through Tai Long Sai Wan during ... as more people on the mainland were aware of hiking in Hong Kong. There are about 30 teams from Macau and overseas. The Trailwalker race originated from a training exercise for Gurkha soldiers ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Japan growth slows in Q2, sales tax hike looms

    Posted Aug 13th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Economy expands for third consecutive period but fails to meet forecast as government debt soars and capital expenditure shows surprise fall Japan records slower growth for quarter Japan's economy grew at a slower-than-expected rate ...

  7. News - World - WEATHER

    Hawaii's tourists relax on the beach as storm-hit residents struggle

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... in a stream on Friday while hiking in a closed park during a tropical storm warning. Iselle made landfall over Big Island's lower Puna region- a sparsely populated, mostly agricultural area- ...

  8. Helicopter rescues hiker after 10-metre plunge into stream

    Posted Jun 26th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... into a stream at a popular hiking spot near Sha Tau Kok where two other serious accidents have occurred in recent years. The 54-year-old man was hiking with seven others near Nam Chung and Luk Keng ... Mountaineering Training Centre, Liu Ka-wah, said many people preferred hiking along streams during summer, as they were shaded and cooler. 'There are trees and water running along the streams ...

  9. Business - Companies

    Dell founder hikes buyout offer, demands voting-rules change

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 01:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in San Francisco Dell founder Michael Dell raised his US$24.4 billion bid by less than 1 per cent just hours before it was to be put to a vote, tacking on a controversial demand to change voting rules to make it easier for him to buy and take the ...

  10. Business - Money

    PetroChina shares soar on natural gas price hike

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 11:01am by Reuters

    ... to the hike announced late on Friday. The Hong Kong stock market was closed on Monday due to a public holiday. China - the world’s largest energy user - said it would raise the price local ... from 5 per cent now. The hike would give PetroChina and other national energy giants like Sinopec and CNOOC Ltd more incentives to import natural gas - whose prices are linked to international ...




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