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  1. Brazil transport fare hikes revoked as protests continue

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 10:50am by Reuters in Sao Paulo and Fortaleza

    ... the fare hikes into communal cries against poor public services in Latin America’s biggest nation. “It’s not really about the price anymore,” said Camila Sena, an 18-year-old university student ... that we’re against the corruption that the World Cup has become an excuse for,” she said. At a press conference in Sao Paulo to announce the reversal of the public transport fare hike, Sao Paulo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1264862/brazil-transport-fare-hikes-revoked-protests-continue
  2. Business - Economy

    Indonesia surprises with 25bp benchmark rate hike

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 03:29pm by Reuters

    ... points to 6.0 per cent on Thursday. The decision follows Bank Indonesia’s unexpected hike late Tuesday night of its overnight deposit facility rate (FASBI) by 25 basis points to 4.25 per cent ... February last year. They thought the central bank wouldn’t hike the rate until the government finally pushes up fuel prices to cut costly subsidies and contain budget and current account deficits. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1259934/indonesia-surprises-25bp-benchmark-rate-hike
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/693785/97pc-oppose-railings-plan-its-still-not-died
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - ECONOMY

    Fed moves to correct concern over rates

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:59am by Reuters

    ... a more aggressive cycle of rate hikes than was actually anticipated. The published rate forecasts of the current 16 Fed policymakers, known as the "dots" charts, suggested the federal ... the dollar to weaken. Traders pushed out their expectations of a first Fed rate hike by about six weeks, to July 2015, trading in interest-rate futures showed. The minutes "eased concern from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1474708/fed-moves-correct-concern-over-rates
  5. Business - Companies - WAGES

    Pay rises at Japan’s top firms will be blunted by rise in sales tax

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:59pm by Reuters

    ... for wage hikes to totally offset the impact of the sales tax hike,” said Hisashi Yamada, chief economist at the Japan Research Institute. “It’s hard to think wage hikes would spread among small ... and uncertain growth, but a durable recovery needs a cycle of rising profits, wages and prices. It’s hard to think wage hikes would spread among small firms as much as big firms Hisashi Yamada, Japan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1447053/pay-raises-japans-top-firms-will-be-blunted-rise-sales-tax
  6. 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
  7. Business - Economy

    Business sentiment up in Japan but outlook clouded by sales-tax rise

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Reuters

    ... and a fallout from the Ukraine crisis on external demand. "The last-minute demand before the sales tax hike has slowed since March and we are concerned that a slump in private consumption may drag ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1486378/business-sentiment-japan-outlook-clouded-sales-tax-rise
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Proposed MTR fare hike may be halved, says Michael Tien

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Ex-KCR chairman says government seeks to reduce planned 3.2pc increase in ticket prices Proposed MTR fare hike may be halved, says Tien The government aims to cut the MTR's proposed 3.2 per cent fare increase by half, according to a lawmaker briefed on the negotiations between the two sides on new tariffs. Michael Tien Puk-sun, of the New People's Party, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1200592/proposed-mtr-fare-hike-may-be-halved-says-michael-tien
  9. News - China

    Natural gas price hike denied after rumours spark panic buying

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 08:28pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Authorities denied rumours of a nationwide hike in natural gas prices after long queues were seen outside natural gas selling stations in a number of cities ... citizens were said to have bought large amounts of gas ahead of the anticipated price hikes. In Xian, local media reported one citizen bought 3,000 cubic metres of natural gas, enough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1201185/natural-gas-price-hike-denied-after-rumours-spark-panic-buying
  10. Stanford price hike is the exception, not rule

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 09:36am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Stanford price hike is the exception, not rule (via Education Post) Stanford University has set a world record for the most expensive MBA programme in the world. Its cost of US$185,054, a 10.9 per cent increase from two years ago, prices it above other top-tier institutions such as Harvard and Columbia. As the birthplace…     ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1143590/stanford-price-hike-exception-not-rule

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