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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    City's poor spend more on food

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Poor spend 51pc of income on food The city's poorest spend more of their income on food than a decade ago as inflation continues to push prices ... surveys of 1999-2000 and 2009-10. "There has been serious inflation in food prices, but the rise in spending could also be, in part, because families can spend more on food as public-housing ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Poor Hong Kong parents going hungry to provide for their children, says Oxfam

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... [which is reviewed every two years] can't even keep up with inflation right now. "It'll be hard to maintain their current living standards even with a [child] subsidy ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Income the key factor in setting poverty line

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and whether inflation would reduce the size of their pot. This was why a basic universal pension was necessary, the council said. Many assets held by elderly- such as the flats they lived ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Poor Tin Shui Wai has priciest food

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... a certain amount and help them survive amid high inflation. "We believe the exorbitant food prices in Tin Shui Wai are caused by a lack of market competition," Tam said. "The ... of last year. The party also called for a yearly review of the minimum wage, to better link income growth to inflation. The Food and Health Bureau is studying whether competition in the supply ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    700,000 slip through Hong Kong's welfare net

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... of dignity, hoping to support themselves in a city where it was increasingly hard to live, with soaring property prices and inflation. "There needs to be a range of social safety nets before ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    More Hong Kong elderly live in poverty, study says

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO, LO WEI

    ... to relieve poverty. The rate should be reviewed yearly to keep up with inflation, she said. Fang said the most worrying phenomenon was worsening poverty among the elderly, which rose to 32.7 per cent ...



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