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  1. News - World - AVIATION

    United Airlines plane makes emergency landing after slide inflates

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Plane makes emergency landing as chute inflates A flight from Chicago was forced to make an emergency landing in the US state of Kansas after a slide deployed mid-air and inflated inside the plane's cabin. The United Airlines Boeing 737 jet left O'Hare International Airport, bound for Santa Ana in California, with 96 passengers ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Civil service union calls for pay rise to match inflation

    Posted May 16th 2014, 07:54pm by Tony Cheung

    ... representing lower-paid employees urged the administration to take staff morale into account and consider a pay rise that was more in line with inflation. "Our colleagues have been working [hard] ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Workers' wages failing to keep pace with inflation, says CTU survey

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 03:22pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei lo.wei@scmp.com Seventy-five per cent of grassroots workers’ pay adjustments last year did not keep pace with inflation, according to a survey by the Confederation of Trade Unions ... that only 26 per cent of them had wage increases higher than inflation last year, that is, above the 3.6 per cent increase in consumer price index. Two-thirds of those interviewed had their pay ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hong Kong security guards earning 'less than 2012' due to inflation, says union

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Call to raise minimum wage, as guards find inflation has left them less well-off Security guards earn less than in 2012: union Security guards have gained ... inflation is taken into account. The minimum wage should be raised to HK$35 an hour and a review of wage levels should be conducted every year instead of every two years as is the case at present, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Inflation eases in August, food prices slow

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 07:24pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Hong Kong’s inflation eased to 3.7 per cent in August as increases in private housing rentals and food prices slowed down, the Census and Statistics Department said ... rentals introduced last July. Taking the one-off measure into account, July’s inflation was 1.6 per cent. In August, the largest year-on-year increases in prices were recorded for housing ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    MTR staff launch protest against 'disappointing' pay rise

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:30am by Ada Lee

    ... staging any action. The Professionals Union's Wong Yuen-wood said the average 5.25 per cent pay rise would barely offset inflation. Many of the company's vacancies were not filled ...

  7. News - China - POACHING

    Elephant ivory prices triple in Chinese workshops

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 04:02am by DANNY LEE

    ... years even though sale prices in Africa are low, according to a new study by ivory researchers. Factories and retail outlets in Beijing and Shanghai are snapping up tusks at inflated prices, ... was US$750," said Martin. Factories and retailers can generate higher prices for ivory products once they are carved, further inflating the price. Google Glass and drones leading the fight against ...

  8. News - World - VENEZUELA

    Venezuelans struggle with rampant inflation on miserly salaries

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 08:50pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Caracas Caracas tower highlights the problems faced by citizens trying to eke out an existence on pittance wages in the face of rampant inflation 52-storey squat symbolic ... was meant to stand as an emblem of Venezuela's booming economy of the 1990s. Instead, with the country struggling with one of the world's highest inflation rates, food shortages ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Chater Road cleared after mass protests and arrests end July 1 march

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 01:55pm

    ... Chinese-language press: Attendance at universal suffrage march reaches ten year record  - Ming Pao 510,000 people march defying sun and rain- Oriental Daily Attendance figures inflated four times  - Ta ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET

    Google goes to war on 'fraudulent' and inflated YouTube video views

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:41am by GUARDIAN

    ... of video every month, but not all of those eyeballs are real. Google says it will crack down on "fraudulent views" on YouTube from channels seeking to artificially inflate their view counts. "When some bad actors try to game the system by artificially inflating view counts, they're not just misleading fans about the popularity of a video, they're undermining one ...




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