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  1. Falling charges for fuel and electricity trigger drop in inflation

    Posted Nov 21st 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Underlying inflation in Hong Kong dropped for the second month in a row in October, to 5.9 per cent year on year. The corresponding figure in September was 6.1 per cent. ... inflation, which includes the effects of government relief measures, was 1.8 per cent, against 3 per cent in September. The government has waived rates collection this financial year, given public ...

  2. High rents, food costs drive CPI up to 6.3pc

    Posted Aug 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... spokesman said the impact of rising rents had not yet been fully reflected in the consumer price index. The pace of inflation picked up from June, when the composite consumer price index was up 6.1 ... prices were down 1 per cent from a year earlier. Economist Raymond So Wai-man believes the pace of inflation is unlikely to pick up. 'We can see that prices of oil and rice showed signs ...

  3. High-risk protest

    Posted Jun 28th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Traffic in Central was halted during yesterday evening's peak hour as more than 10 workers of New World Development's AIG Tower protested on the rooftop of a pedestrian bridge in Chater Road. An inflated cushion was set up under the bridge by firefighters after the workers climbed to the rooftop soon after 4pm. The workers were responsible for building ...

  4. 1pc rise in welfare allowance expected

    Posted Oct 27th 2005, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Welfare recipients are expected to receive no more than a 1 per cent increase in their allowances to make up for inflation, the welfare chief revealed yesterday. Director of Social Welfare Paul Tang Kwok-wai said the department would review the Social Security Assistance Price Index, which tracks the cost of a basket of goods typically consumed by those on welfare. ...

  5. Disco Bay residents to protest over changes

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... and inflated losses by HKR International, parent company of DBTS. Further protests on affected islands are being considered. The Transport Department said it was still considering the application. ...

  6. Purchasing sentiment drops to Sars-era lows, poll finds

    Posted Oct 15th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... been hard hit by the financial crisis, global economic recession, surging inflation and the significant drop in the stock market. 'The consumer confidence of Hong Kong people has dropped ...

  7. Good riddance to the old, in with the new

    Posted Jan 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... points. Several thousand people joined the celebrations in Times Square, Causeway Bay, which started at 9pm and culminated with a New Year countdown. Colourful plastic inflatable party props ...

  8. Lawmakers question the number of jobs extra race days will create

    Posted Jul 11th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Lawmakers have asked whether the Jockey Club inflated the number of part-time jobs it would create following the increase in the number of race days and simulcasts of overseas races. During a meeting yesterday of the Legislative Council's home affairs panel, Democrat Wong Sing-chi said the Jockey Club was trying to create an illusion. 'The number of race days ...

  9. Nestle drivers, delivery workers win pay deal

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Kobi Chan, Martin Wong

    ... is that the percentage is higher than the inflation rate.' Company president Dickie Ho thanked the workers. 'I am very thankful as workers were calm during the meeting,' he said. 'They were ...

  10. Hospital patient 'was told of risk'

    Posted Oct 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... the patient of the risk that the bowel might be punctured and that the bill may be 'inflated by many times' because of surgery and care required to deal with complications. He also said ...



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