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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/554189/helicopter-rescues-hiker-after-10-metre-plunge-stream
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Business - Economy

    Bank of Japan says recovery, inflation on track as tax rise pain eases

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... increase subsides. "The downturn in spending after the sales tax hike is roughly within expectations," governor Haruhiko Kuroda said. "Domestic demand, including capital expenditure, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1554973/bank-japan-says-recovery-inflation-track-tax-rise-pain-eases
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Mortgage rate hikes add note of caution to markets

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Rate hikes add note of caution The decision by HSBC and Standard Chartered to raise mortgage lending rates by 0.25 percentage points should not come as a surprise. Other ... homeowners. Still, the rate hike will have a psychological impact on investor sentiment. On the day the rate hike was announced, property agents reported cases of flat sellers lowering their asking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1190985/mortgage-rate-hikes-add-note-caution-markets
  8. Stanford price hike is the exception, not rule

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

    ... Linda Yeung 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1143590/stanford-price-hike-exception-not-rule
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tenants should pay fair share for public housing

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... many in the private market, who are often hit by steep rent hikes when renewing contracts. Unlike the two previous adjustments which came with a one-month rent waiver for all tenants, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1549234/tenants-should-pay-fair-share-public-housing
  10. 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

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