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  1. Business - China Business - DISTRIBUTION

    Fine wine merchant may not sell you all the cases you want

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 11:14am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com From cinemas to luxury watches and fine wine, distribution firm has seen much in its 95 years Mainland's middle class on Omtis' wine list Even ... … Many orders were not fulfilled. There are some sad stories of people in Bordeaux who took orders for €10 million and the wine was never delivered." A growing upper middle class ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Government should not forget Hong Kong’s middle class when increasing supply of flats

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:48am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com The government has succeeded in curbing price of property but many still cannot afford to buy Do not ignore the middle class when supply of flats rise The Hong Kong government is going to build more subsidised public housing to help people with lower incomes. It is time to care about the sandwich class. It is true that the government's ...

  3. Sport - Racing - TRIPLE TRIO

    Class Four stayers to maintain rivalry in the middle leg of the Triple Trio

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:21pm by Michael Cox

    ... Michael Cox michael.cox@scmp.com Hei Hei Posh and Super Strike have been hard to separate all season, and they can be a double banker as they clash for the fifth time this term Class Four stayers to maintain rivalry In November, Hei Hei Posh and Super Strike fought out a titanic battle in the gripping final stages of a 2,200m Class Four. Last start, they could barely be separated ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Middle class are looking to John Tsang to deliver help in budget

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... rolled out a raft of measures to help the poor in his policy address. The multibillion-dollar package has not only left little leeway for Tsang to manoeuvre, it has also prompted the middle class ... without providing some targeted initiatives for the middle class. He was accused of ignoring their needs when he delivered the first budget of the new government last year. As the public finances ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong cannot afford to leave its middle class behind

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 11:57am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says the government must address sense of unfairness Hong Kong can't afford to leave its middle class behind Some of Hong Kong's middle class are upset ... budget proposals. The phrase "middle class" can describe all sorts of things, like attitudes and aspirations that are unconnected with material wealth. But, in quantifiable ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Former adviser warns Leung of middle-class backlash over welfare spending

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 12:55pm by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung gary.cheung@scmp.com Government faces resistance from middle class over its measures to improve the lot of the poor, says former head of Central Policy Unit Welfare spending 'risks backlash' Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying will find it more difficult to govern in the face of a middle-class backlash over the city's rising spending on welfare, a former top ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't take Hong Kong's middle class to be misers

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 03:21am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says contrary to portrayals by some politicians, Hong Kong's middle class do not mind the working poor getting some help Fake class war I'm going to call it: the biggest loser of the policy address is the middle class. But it's not because they got "nothing" from the policy address, as Voice of the Middle Class chairman Alvin Lee Chi-wing ...

  8. News - World

    New global middle classes earn between US$4 and US$13 per day

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 10:53pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London New 'middle classes' earn as little as US$4 per day When a million people swarmed onto the streets of Brazil last June there was consensus that the protest was a phenomenon of the "new middle class"- squeezed by corruption and failing infrastructure. As the Thai protests continue, these too are labelled middle class: office workers staging flash ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Middle-class backlash over cash for poor 'could stop budget sweeteners'

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 04:45am by JEFFIE LAM, Olga Wong

    ... Jeffie Lam and Olga Wong Anger over billions to be spent on poor could let Tsang ditch budget relief measures, says source Middle-class backlash may stop sweeteners A backlash against ... Leung Chun-ying was accused of neglecting the middle class in his blueprint last week while promising more than HK$10 billion a year on initiatives for the underprivileged. "[Financial ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    'Give the middle class tax breaks' urges Taxation Institute

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... class tax breaks' Next month's budget should feature higher tax allowances and bigger deductions to make up for the fact the middle class got "nothing" from last week's ... on Tsang to alleviate pressure on the middle class, a group Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was accused of neglecting in his policy speech, while promising HK$10 billion in welfare and initiatives ...




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