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  1. Last frontier of luxury retail: small-town India

    Posted Oct 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and to try to build lasting consumer loyalty. The consultancy estimates that the global luxury goods market will be worth from US$25 billion to US$30 billion in 2015, of which US$10 billion ... they happily advertise in Putonghua. However, it does seem that Indians and Chinese are rushing to the purveyors of luxury goods for similar reasons, according to my friends in the business. Just ...

  2. Jobs and security can unleash the potential of the rural shopper

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... generation and the recent spree on luxury goods by the more wealthy would not significantly change consumption habits. 'Only the young professionals who have confidence in a rosy and stable future have the courage to use credit cards. And only a small number of people are buying luxury goods. They are just a small part of society,' she said. The rural population, representing ...

  3. Regional travel tops the list for HK's luxury class, survey finds

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... despite the less rosy economic outlook and financial-market turmoil. Although Hong Kong shoppers are particularly name-brand-conscious and often tout French and Italian luxury goods as symbols ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong's luxury class of consumers likes to indulge in leisure travel around the region, is technology-savvy and prefers spending time with family and friends over ...

  4. 'Luxury tax' looms for growing middle class

    Posted Dec 29th 2004, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Reforms intended to ease the burden on families struggling to make ends meet Beijing is considering imposing levies on more luxury goods and services, including golf courses, ... experts believe changes will be made to cover 'luxury consumption activities', including spending at nightclubs, dance halls, golf courses and purchases of high-end fashion goods ...

  5. Finance chief's budget a good start for people who need it most

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unemployed for a long time. A salary of HK$4,000 surely cannot provide these students with a luxurious lifestyle, but it is better than nothing as it can at least help pay for some basic living ...

  6. Property and shares tax reforms could have helped the poor

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unions. Instead, what we see are groups of the rich and professionals who keep lobbying for more tax cuts to let them spend the money on luxury goods or meals at five-star hotels. Jonathan Mok ...

  7. Vital signs good for public health service

    Posted Feb 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if they involve paying more. But this is no reason to duck making the changes which the system desperately needs. People would eagerly support the provision of free luxury cars if they could. ...

  8. Tang hands all tax-base moves to future team

    Posted Jun 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... said yesterday on release of the government's tax-reform report. A goods and services tax, initially advocated by the government but later shelved, is among options to be discussed in the future. But the report put forward other options, including introducing a green tax, a land departure tax and luxury goods tax. It proposed them for consultation 'at a suitable time' ...

  9. Hong Kong should not pay ESF to maintain its luxurious schools

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... when it becomes better informed. Hong Kong should not pay ESF to maintain its luxurious schools as an unwarranted privilege of non-residents while competition intensifies among local students ...

  10. News - China - JUSTICE SYSTEM

    Selfish mainland Chinese society needs good Samaritan laws, critics say

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Critics say good-Samaritan laws are needed in a nation where bystanders leave accident victims to die, and those who do step up face lawsuits Selfish society ... into selfish indifference. The mainland has no law governing good Samaritans. Whether it needs one has been debated with renewed intensity after Xiao Yueyue, age two, was hit by two vehicles ...




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