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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The middle way to electing the next chief executive

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:22pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... sector; That there be no corporate voters and no discrimination against any class of voters in order, for example, to include among constituents in the various sectors such grass-roots groups ...

  2. Business - Economy

    India’s rupee crisis crimps middle class lifestyles

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:15pm by Agence France-Presse in New Delhi

    ... at record lows of nearly 69 rupees to the US dollar and seen heading south, the estimated 300-million-strong middle-class are being forced to rethink many of their plans. Holidays abroad are being ... of the Indian Association of Tour Operators, forecasts up to a 20 per cent drop in Indian tourists going abroad this year and calls the situation “grim”. “It’s the middle class which is worst impacted ...

  3. News - Asia - INDONESIA

    Indonesia's middle class hard hit by rising fuel costs

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by JEFFREY HUTTON

    ... Jeffrey Hutton in Jakarta Scaling back the fuel subsidy has resulted in cost increases for everything from vegetables to rent Urban middle class feel impact of dearer fuel Before Indonesia ... growing economy, it's low and middle-class consumers like Tarmi who now seem likely to bear the brunt of the sudden shift in market attitudes that are, in part, bidding down the value ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    White masked middle-class the latest group to take to Thailand's streets

    Posted Aug 19th 2013, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... of Pheu Thai and the yellow shirts who back the opposition Democrat Party. Yet, there are significant differences between the yellow shirts and the predominantly middle-class ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Hong Kong's middle class most burdened by high housing costs

    Posted Aug 09th 2013, 12:00am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Survey finds 44 per cent of this group's monthly expenditure goes to mortgage or rent payment Housing burden falls on middle class The middle class ... middle class spent 70 per cent of their income each month, leaving a surplus of only about HK$8,000. "The percentage represents a rather high financial burden, although the group is, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Macau casinos bet on China’s rising middle class

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 03:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters The game is changing for casinos in Macau as fun-seeking middle-class Chinese visitors follow high-roller VIP gamblers in ever greater numbers to try their luck in the only place ... in the second quarter thanks in part to strong growth in visits from members of China’s rising middle class. One of six licensed casino operators in Macau, Melco has two resorts there and is opening ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - THE 2013-14 BUDGET

    Tsang's tax relief won't go very far for middle class, critics say

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Relief measures to have little impact, critics say The middle class will benefit from a "one-off" basket of relief measures, with more than 1.5 ... middle-class families, but critics said they would have little impact. "It's as expected - all the measures are to appease everyone, while failing to really address the big problems," ...

  8. News - World - PROTESTS

    World's middle class rise up in protest

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post Across the world and for a variety of reasons, ordinary people are expressing their anger and demanding change Middle class rise up in unison As protests raged ... time. "We are fighting for different reasons, but we all want our governments to finally work for us. We are inspiring each other." Around the globe, this is the summer of middle-class ...

  9. Sport - Racing

    'World-class' Able Friend 'will climb to next level'

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 11:39pm by Michael Cox

    ... the Chairman's Trophy 'World-class' Able Friend 'will climb to next level' As far as "in between" runs go, it was pretty impressive. Able Friend's romp in the Group Two Chairman's Trophy (1,600m) not only confirmed trainer John Moore's opinion of his giant chestnut as being "world class" but also propelled the four-year-old into the upcoming Champions ...

  10. Tum-twisters give the middle-class Middle Eastern midriffs

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... bodies, belly dancing is the latest craze to hit the mainland, finding a niche among young, middle-class urbanites looking for novel ways to enjoy themselves. On a weekday afternoon, the walls ... that they invited her to take part in this year's Egyptian Belly Dancing Festival- the first mainlander to be accorded the honour. After showing photos of herself alongside Middle Eastern belly dancers ...




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