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Why Water Pricing and Management in Singapore Needs to be More Ambitious | Brink Asia

Why Water Pricing and Management in Singapore Needs to be More Ambitious | Brink Asia

A recent poll in Singapore’s national daily, The Straits Times, showed that 75 percent of Singaporeans have no idea what their monthly water bill is. Yet, when the Singapore government recently announced that the country’s water price would be increased in two stages, they opened the sluice gates to a torrent of mainstream and social media comments […]

How to tell when Uber’s upfront pricing is overcharging you | Quartz

How to tell when Uber’s upfront pricing is overcharging you | Quartz

“Because Uber overestimates its initial fee, drivers are paid less than they are contractually entitled to,” the complaint states. Paul Maslo, a lawyer representing Dulberg, said Uber’s response is due April 24. Uber last year debuted “upfront pricing,” a new system in which customers agree to their fare before booking a ride. The model was […]

ComfortDelGro taxis to offer flat fares from next Monday | The Straits Times

ComfortDelGro taxis to offer flat fares from next Monday | The Straits Times

The flat fare option computes fares and flashes this ahead of a trip, taking into account the distance to be travelled and all existing surcharges, including the booking fee. “Once a flat fare is chosen, there will be no additional surcharges unless the passenger changes the destination point or makes unplanned stops along the way,” […]

Don’t stop taxi industry from adapting to competition: Ng Chee Meng | Channel NewsAsia

Don’t stop taxi industry from adapting to competition: Ng Chee Meng | Channel NewsAsia

SINGAPORE: Amid stiff competition from Grab and Uber private-hire cars, the local taxi industry should not be stopped from adapting to new market conditions, such as by introducing dynamic pricing, said Second Minister for Transport Ng Chee Meng in Parliament on Tuesday (Apr 4). Last month, local taxi companies were given the green light to […]

San Francisco commuters hit by Uber and Lyft surge pricing | Daily Mail Online

San Francisco commuters hit by Uber and Lyft surge pricing | Daily Mail Online

Trains from Oakland to San Francisco were delayed and suspended on Monday Commuters were forced to turn to Uber and Lyft to make their way into the city Many were furious when they found ‘surge pricing’ pushed costs up significantly Some said the trip that usually cost about $20 skyrocketed to as much as $110 […]

“Double” pricing – you know it’s time for action when the Thais start to complain | Inspire Bangkok

“Double” pricing – you know it’s time for action when the Thais start to complain | Inspire Bangkok

“Double” pricing like this has been going on for decades, of course. What is different in this case is that Thais themselves are feeling the pinch of the policy and are demanding action. The boat operators are petitioning the national parks authority to lower prices by a suggested 50%. The term “double pricing” has always […]

Outlets at Shanghai airports, Disneyland move to fair pricing | Easy Branches

Outlets at Shanghai airports, Disneyland move to fair pricing | Easy Branches

MORE than 60 chain stores and restaurants in Shanghai’s two airports and Disneyland on Wednesday vowed to keep prices on par with those in their other outlets in the city, following pressure from Shanghai’s price regulator. The Shanghai Development and Reform Commission said that it had received a great deal of consumer complaints that dining […]

FCA should outright ban ludicrous practice of dual pricing | FTAdviser.com

FCA should outright ban ludicrous practice of dual pricing | FTAdviser.com

The issue arises from the dual-pricing mechanism used by most unit trusts, whereby the product will quote the price at which it will issue units and the price at which it will cancel them. The difference between the two is meant to capture any sales charge – less of an issue post-RDR – plus the […]

How to Implement Gender-Neutral Pricing in the Salon | Modern Salon

How to Implement Gender-Neutral Pricing in the Salon | Modern Salon

Recently, there has been buzz surrounding two salons in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago for their pricing system. Counter to the traditional method of charging clients for men’s or women’s cuts, Barbara & Barbara and Logan Parlor salons price based on hair length, with a mission of creating an inclusive environment for clients. “From a social […]

The Future of Shopping Is More Discrimination | The Atlantic

The Future of Shopping Is More Discrimination | The Atlantic

Two years ago, at a retail-marketing conference called “The Internet of Things: Shopping,” a consultant took the stage and predicted that by 2028, half of Americans will have implants that communicate with retailers as they walk down stores’ aisles and inspect various items. By 2054, he added, this would be true of nearly all Americans. […]