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  1. Cognac drinkers are coming back

    Posted May 25th 2010, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam When the Hong Kong government reduced its tax on liquor containing less than 30 per cent alcohol in 2008, many of those who had lobbied for its removal hoped that the financial secretary would later follow suit with the tax on spirits- drinks typically containing 40 per cent alcohol or more. Unfortunately for spirits drinkers, this has not happened. At the same time, ...


    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam The idea that alcohol helps to stimulate appetite before a meal and can help settle a challenged stomach afterwards is scientifically questionable but culturally well ... worldwide, no list can truly claim to be comprehensive. Alcohol may not really be a stomach settler, but the fruit or herbal content of some of these drinks quite possibly has a soothing effect. ...

  3. Thai Beverage to acquire Anhui Gujing

    Posted Apr 14th 2007, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Thai Beverage, the Southeast Asian country's largest brewer and distiller, has won the right to acquire state-owned Chinese white spirits producer Anhui Gujing Group, joining a parade of international firms that are buying into mainland brands to take advantage of its booming beverage business. Talks with the Anhui provincial government, which owns the company, ...

  4. Business - China Business - BEVERAGES

    Curbs leave alcohol firms in low spirits

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 11:01am by TIFFANY AP, George Chen

    ... in low spirits Spirits, and prices of spirits, are low for many local and foreign alcoholic beverage companies with operations on the mainland after a challenging year marked by depressed demand ... to market research firm Millward Brown, alcoholic beverage companies have taken a battering in the past year. Although Remy Cointreau said it would stick to its prices, which they believe is the top ...

  5. Don't cut duty on alcohol this year, says beer coalition

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A coalition representing the brewing industry wants the government to put any possible cuts in alcohol duty this year on hold, despite pressure by wine and spirits merchants ... Coalition said alcohol duties should remain unchanged in 2008-09 because more time was needed to evaluate the situation. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will deliver his maiden budget speech ...

  6. Call for crackdown on teenage alcohol abuse

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... more informed choices when drinking. Even though no one under the age of 18 can legally consume alcohol in restaurants and bars, there is no age limit on the sale of alcoholic beverages outside ... restrictions. Addiction experts say more restrictions are also needed on alcohol advertisements, along with more educational campaigns aimed at people at risk. The warnings came as the government ...

  7. Want Want aims to tap women's alcohol market

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow in Shanghai The children who grew up with Tsai Eng-meng's rice crackers have finally reached the legal age for alcohol, which translates into a new business opportunity. The Taiwanese snack food tycoon's empire, Want Want China Holdings, will be diversifying its food business and tapping into the lucrative market for alcohol next year. It will launch ...

  8. Curb alcohol sales in shops, doctors urge

    Posted Apr 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Reduce Alcohol-related Harm in Hong Kong', published by the Health Department last year. Binge drinking, the action plan states, refers to the intake of five or more alcoholic beverages ... easily buy alcoholic beverages, Dr Mak Sin-ping, president of the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine, said. She said advertisements and promotional campaigns may also lure teenagers to buy ...

  9. Shelve alcohol tax cuts, they're only being pocketed by the trade

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... from 40 per cent to 20 per cent. He believed this would help promote the development of Hong Kong's catering industry, tourism, and wholesale and retail trades on alcoholic beverages ... revealed that the retail price of alcoholic beverages is too high, even though tax concessions have been given. This is something that the supply-to-retail chain needs to resolve, and no one else. ...

  10. Contaminant scare hits liquor market

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of products of Moutai, Changyu, Tsingtao and a number of other companies that make alcoholic beverages during a nationwide inspection. The rumours sent the stock prices of almost all listed alcohol ... Al Guo Stock prices of alcohol producers tumble as internet rumours swirl about tainted spirits Several listed spirits makers were forced to defend their brands yesterday as rumours ...




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