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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Hong Kong's stark choice: gradual integration or slow decay

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by DAN STEINBOCK

    ... economic transition. Also, since the Fed is expected to hike policy rates by mid-2015, Hong Kong stands to benefit from tapering, as in the past, but only if the latter is associated ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Seventeen dead and nearly 150 missing as avalanche hits Annapurna trekking circuit in Nepal

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:26pm by AFP

    ... favourable for hiking trips. However, the region has experienced unusually heavy snowfall this week as a result of the cyclone which killed 22 people and caused widespread devastation in India. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Economy

    South Korea central bank holds rates, hike seen next year

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 11:46am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul The Bank of Korea held interest rates steady on Thursday for a second month as it looks on track to keep them unchanged for the rest of the year, with South Korea’s economy taking small steps to recovery. The Bank of Korea’s monetary poli ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    What to see and do in Kennedy Town

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 11:04pm by Christopher Dewolf

    ... and then" — especially Belgica, a low-key Belgian beer bar on Hau Wo Street. "But I've also seen a lot of the older establishments close down due to rent hikes." It's not all bad ...

  8. Brazil transport fare hikes revoked as protests continue

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

    ... moved well beyond outrage over 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, ... of the public transport fare hike, Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad said it “will represent a big sacrifice and we will have to reduce investments in other areas.” He didn’t give details on where other ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Poor economic signals add to sense of danger in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... economic times ahead. Our frothy property market will be especially sensitive to rate hikes in the US, stemming from our currency peg to the American dollar. Declining consumer sentiment, coupled ...




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