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  1. Business - Money

    Market Opener: PetroChina, Sinopec in focus as fuel price hike looms in China

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 08:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu Heavyweight oil players PetroChina (0857.HK) and Sinopec (0386.HK) could see gains on speculation a likely domestic fuel price hike, following high global crude prices amid new easing hope from the US, would help improve their poor refining margin. China could hike the ceiling for prices of diesel and gasoline as early as next Monday if the global crude prices stay ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MINIMUM WAGE

    Lawmakers call for minimum wage hike

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 07:07pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu Over half of Hong Kong’s directly elected lawmakers, including some from a pro-government party, have called for the minimum wage to be raised to at least HK$33 an hour from the current HK$28. The group People’s Alliance for Minimum Wage recentl ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Why Hong Kong’s trails are some of the best in the world for running

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 01:42pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Hike & Run at Tai Lam Country Park organised by Action Asia Events – and won it. In my second month here, I did the annual AVOHK (Athletic Veterans of Hong Kong) 65km Round The Island race. ... Hiking official government hiking site  ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 9, 2014

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by LETTERS

    ... citizens were at the weekend. Saturday was Ching Ming festival. Many people showed respect to their ancestors and cleaned the tombs. As I went hiking that morning, I witnessed the grassland along ... I face a further hike of 21 per cent- an 8 per cent increase in rates and government rent, plus a further slashing of the rates concession. I thought property values were supposed to have come ...

  5. Trial by trail

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hiking is the perfect Hong Kong activity. It's free, it's close by and you can feel miles away from civilisation. But, as Jean-Paul Sartre said, 'Hell is other people.' On the trails, it is specifically these people: Cattle herds: hiking in packs of eight or 10 can be fun, but these large groups are annoying for everyone else. By virtue of size, they tend to amble, ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Local races: the spring/summer collection

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 04:01pm by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang The sleeved tops and running capris have been pushed to the back of my wardrobe, and the tank tops, singlets and shorts that have been in hibernation since November last year have regained prime position. As the beads of sweat trickle down m ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 16, 2014

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by LETTERS

    ... These trails run through thickets and along narrow passages by crags in some of Hong Kong Island's preciously few remaining natural habitats. They are not part of the hiking trails managed ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Japan braces for era of higher taxes as costs of ageing society rise

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 11:53pm by Julian Ryall

    ... the tax becomes more of a burden." The administration says the tax hike is needed to help cover soaring costs for pensions and health care as well as massive government stimulus spending ... minister is undoubtedly aware of, is that if his signature domestic policy initiative crumbles, it will inevitably bring him down with it. And that could happen quite soon. Should the tax hike fail ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigns in the wake of Obamacare woes

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 11:59am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... that Obamacare forced Americans to ditch existing health plans, will hike the cost of insurance and will hamper small businesses and hurt job creation. Obama countered earlier this month ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Jury still out a year after Australian law on plain packaging for cigarettes

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 09:50pm by Reuters

    ... that increased pack prices from an average A$17.50 (HK$125) to A$19.70. "Smokers don't mind plain packaging actually. The critical thing is the price hike," Yu says from his cramped booth, ...




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