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  1. News - World - IRAQ

    Violence in Iraq threatens crucial oil reserves, may lead to price hike

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:29am by AFP

    ... not reached the oil fields of the south, which account for 90 per cent of exports. Global oil prices have risen from around US$109 a barrel to nine-month highs of over US$114 a barrel on the back of the crisis. But they are nowhere near what analysts predict they could reach if Iraq stops exporting. "In an 'ugly' scenario, where the bulk of Iraqi supply is lost, the price of Brent ...

  2. Slice of Life

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Compiled by Alex Price From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1972 New York, January 19 The Association of Philippine Coconut Desiccators convened a two-day symposium, a kind of coconut convention, in the Plaza Hotel. Even before the keynote speaker rose, the delegates were rallied to their theme by a preliminary exhorter who urged them to 'think coconut', ...

  3. Zimmer Men

    Posted Aug 28th 2005, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Zimmer Men by Marcus Berkmann Little, Brown, $246 Cricket has something of a bipolar effect as a sport: people are either tragically in love with it or completely indifferent. The former will find Zimmer Men a minor joy - especially if they've ever p ...

  4. In Baghdad

    Posted Aug 10th 2003, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... In Baghdad by Paul McGeough Allen&Unwin $125 Paul McGeough and other foreign journalists who stayed - not necessarily willingly - for the duration of the Iraq war tried their best to report the truth amid bullets, bombs and massive propaganda campaign ...

  5. News - China - LEADERSHIP

    Read my greasy lips: no price hikes for President Xi Jinping's favourite buns

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:12am by Vanessa Piao

    ... last December, not to mark up the price of its famed stuffed buns, a local newspaper reported. The pricing of buns was among the top topics between an official meeting on Wednesday between ... and "reasonable price" of the chain’s steamed buns and pursue “steady development”, reported the Beijing Youth Daily. The Qingfeng restaurant chain, which runs 183 branches in Beijing, has seen ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong taxi owners promise drivers fare share of price hike

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Cabbies complain previous rises disappeared into operators' pockets. This time, deals are struck as government approves price increase Taxi owners promise ... prices. "It's like investment in the property market. If the future looks promising, it will go up." ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Ng Fung Hong ups beef prices by 6pc in year's sixth hike

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Beef prices go up again in year's sixthrise Hongkongers will now have to pay even more for beef, after the city's sole mainland beef distributor Ng Fung Hong announced its sixth wholesale price increase in the year. With effect from today, the wholesale price per kilogram will go up by HK$4.3 to HK$67.9 for regular beef and by HK$3.8 to HK$71.3 ...

  8. Business - Money

    PetroChina shares soar on natural gas price hike

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 11:01am by Reuters

    ... to the hike announced late on Friday. The Hong Kong stock market was closed on Monday due to a public holiday. China - the world’s largest energy user - said it would raise the price local ... from 5 per cent now. The hike would give PetroChina and other national energy giants like Sinopec and CNOOC Ltd more incentives to import natural gas - whose prices are linked to international ...

  9. News - China

    Natural gas price hike denied after rumours spark panic buying

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 08:28pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Authorities denied rumours of a nationwide hike in natural gas prices after long queues were seen outside natural gas selling stations in a number of cities ... citizens were said to have bought large amounts of gas ahead of the anticipated price hikes. In Xian, local media reported one citizen bought 3,000 cubic metres of natural gas, enough ...

  10. Stanford price hike is the exception, not rule

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 09:36am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Stanford University has set a world record for the most expensive MBA programme in the world. Its cost of US$185,054, a 10.9 per cent increase from two years ago, prices ... cultural mix of its student population is another attractive factor for potential applicants. The price of Stanford’s MBA is not beyond the reach of interested executives, given that the median ...




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