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|ATHENS cheap air max 270 womens , May 10 (Xinhua) -- The overwhelming majority of Greeks want an "honest compromise" with international lenders on the Greek debt crisis so that the country avoids a financial meltdown this spring and stays in the euro zone, a new opinion poll published this weekend shows.
Ahead of Monday's new Euro Group meeting and amid marathon deliberations in Athens and Brussels over the content of an agreement that would unlock further aid to Greece in exchange of a new set of measures, the survey carried out by MRB polling firm for Sunday's Realnews newspaper revealed citizens' thoughts.
By 71.9 percent Greeks were in favor of a compromise that will keep Greece in the European common currency zone against 21.3 percent of respondents who want a deal only if it includes the Leftist government's policy statements and opt for a rift and a possible Grexit otherwise.
In case of an "honest compromise" six out of 10 participants were in favor of the ratification in parliament rather than a referendum (28.8 percent) or snap general elections (5.8 percent).
Should the deal is harsher than expected, Greeks were divided between the conduction of a referendum or vote in parliament.
The new survey sheds light also on citizens' views on the so-called "red lines" of the government and creditors on key issues on the table.
By 91.7 percent Greeks object to the increase of the VAT in basic foods and services, by 89.4 percent they oppose new salary cuts and by 85.8 percent they are negative to the idea of further reductions on pensions.
By 61.6 percent Greek citizens would accept an emergency tax to those earning more than 30 cheap supreme air max 98 ,000 euros (about 33,600 U.S. dollars) annually, by 58.6 percent they support privatizations and by 74.1 percent the end of a series of benefits to civil servants.
According to the latest information by government sources in Athens the government does not expect a deal during Monday's Euro Group meeting, but a "positive sign" that substantial progress has been made and in coming weeks an agreement will be reached.
The debt laden country is running out of time and cash, as according to the same sources state coffers are drying up.
WASHINGTON cheap supreme air max 98 black , Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Following are the results of the National Football League after Sunday's games:
Jacksonville 34 Buffalo 31 (at London)
Washington 31 Tampa Bay 30
Atlanta 10 Tennessee 7
New Orleans 27 Indianapolis 21
Minnesota 28 Detroit 19
Kansas City 23 Pittsburgh 13
St Louis 24 Cleveland 6
Miami 44 Houston 26
New England 30 New York Jets 23
Oakland 37 San Diego 29
New York Giants 27 Dallas 20
Carolina 27 Philadelphia 16
GUANGZHOU, July 31 (Xinhua) -- WeChat and Alipay, two major online payment platforms in China, will call for consumers to go cashless and cardless in their daily life through promotions in August.
Cashlessness is a new Chinese characteristic. In a Monday report by Tencent, the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China cheap vapormax moc 2 , and French market research firm Ipsos, 84 percent of Chinese were "comfortable" going out with only mobile phones, no cash.
Gao Jingwen, in her 20s, can hardly recall when she last paid in cash.
"I do not need cash in a restaurant cheap air vapormax 97 , seeing a doctor, paying electricity and water bills. I cannot think of any place I cannot pay with my smart phone," she said.
Zhang Shucui, 67, always used to take a large amount of change when going to the wet market near her home in Beijing's Haidian District cheap air max 97 womens , but that time has gone.
"The QR code replaced the change basket in front of the stalls," she said. "Gone are the days when I had to search all my pockets for a coin."
Monday's report also showed more than 70 percent of the 6,500-plus respondents saying they could live more than a week with only 100 yuan (15 U.S. dollars) in cash, and 52 percent only use cash for 20 percent of their total monthly consumption.
Mei Houdui, an electronic products dealer in Shenzhen cheap air max 97 mens , shared a recent "awkward" experience - he wanted to borrow some cash as pocket money for his child at a party, and failed as no one had any cash in their pockets.
A BIG CAKE
The new payment pattern has won over Chinese consumers with its convenience and flexibility, squeezing the market share of card and cash payments.
"Alipay or WeChat?" This is the most often question posed up when a purchase is made in China. Cards and cash, the once dominant purchasing methods, have become a second option in less than half a decade.
"Mobile payment companies were worried about their future just four years ago cheap nike react element 87 womens , but the spread of technology has exceeded the imagination of almost everyone," said Li Gang, a professor at the Tencent Research Institute.
Data from the People's Bank of China showed a total of 157 trillion yuan of payments were made on mobile devices in China last year, more than 200 times that in the United States in the same period. The figure is expected to continue expanding by 50 percent each year, it said.
NO BIG SURPRISE
It is no accident that mobile payment have expanded so fast in China. According to a report by eMarketer cheap nike react element 87 mens black , China's lack of "credit card culture" has somewhat fueled the popularization of mobile payments, especially in small cities and underdeveloped areas.
In a remote mountain village of central China's Hunan Province, one can easily buy a hen or groceries by scanning a QR code.
Payment and Clearing Association of China said in a report that mobile payment users in small towns and the countryside account for half of the total in China. The percentage of mobile payment users in the countryside is even higher than in provincial capitals.
"Mobile payment has become the norm and companies and brands cannot afford to ignore that fact," said Li.
WeChat Pay has recruited several million offline.