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  1. Plot against consumers has been the real crime in video mess

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and actresses, including marches with banners and much screaming of injustice. The upshot was that we got a particularly pernicious set of laws against what is called parallel imports. These rules say ... which use them to restrict supply of music and film to the Hong Kong market and keep prices higher than they would otherwise be. In effect, what we have done with this ban on parallel imports ...

  2. Love and brands

    Posted Jul 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Trade Development Council has added depth and scope to the seminar series of Hong Kong Fashion Week. Included as a late addition is a presentation by Hong Kong Polytechnic ... in a relationship with a brand', given by Martin Lehec of Carlin International, will draw parallels between love and brands, and suggest that brands should seek to 'seduce' both the primary ...

  3. Investors advised to drop weakening aussie

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... differential,' Mr Maguire said. However, a steady rise in the US federal funds rate- which is unlikely to be paralleled by the Reserve Bank of Australia this year- will erode the differential. Put simply, investors would be better off shifting out of the aussie, according to Mr Maguire. He has a 12-month target of 65 US cents for the aussie, which traded at 70.74 cents on Friday. Short-term ...

  4. Buyers borrow in US dollars in bet on a revaluation

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... and just beginning to rally from a small base. The surge of consumer interest in dollar-denominated mortgages parallels ongoing dollar weakness which saw the greenback decline 14.5 per cent this year against a basket of major currencies measured by the Federal Reserve Trade Weighted Dollar Index. Analysts expect dollar weakness to continue throughout the year ahead, which could place ...

  5. Politics of envy

    Posted Aug 26th 2004, 12:00am by Tony Latter

    ... has Singapore put so much energy into the collectivism of free-trade agreements within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and with China and others? The answer is obvious: the benefits of being part of a larger economic area are plain to see; Hong Kong is part of China; Singapore craves parallel advantage. And why has Singapore, over the years, progressively liberalised ...

  6. Upwardly mobile

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to and from the mainland. The territory's historical role as a legitimate trading port has spawned a parallel hub for a black market in illegal electronics. The improvement in personal incomes ... the road is closed and the hawkers appear, representing a microcosm of business in Hong Kong: the trade of new and used electronic goods. The market is throbbing with the competing sound ...

  7. Awards to put hot new talent in spotlight

    Posted Jan 12th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... a parallel fair to Hong Kong Fashion Week that aims to provide more space for designer labels. The contest has traditionally been held under the umbrella of the fashion week, but this year the Hong Kong Trade Development Council- organisers of the event- decided to make it part of the World Boutique as the contest's concept is aptly about nurturing designers. Of the hundreds ...

  8. Endangered sex-boosting seahorses given a lifebuoy

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... to the western wonder drug. Twenty five million seahorses a year are now being traded around the world - 64 per cent more than in the mid-1990s - and environmentalists are increasingly concerned that the booming trade is putting the creatures at risk. More than a third of the world's trade comes through Hong Kong. Last week, the creatures were added to a global watch-list of endangered ...

  9. Appointments

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... banking and securities business. David Aquilina Public relations consultant nParallel Mr Aquilina began supporting the company in January. He is a seasoned communications professional ... for compliance across a number of sales and trading departments. Roger Parry Deputy chairman Clear Media Mr Parry, a long-time veteran, also serves on the company's board of directors ...

  10. Fair geared up to draw worldwide buyer interest

    Posted Jan 13th 2004, 12:00am by Reggie Ho

    ... Adding to the excitement again this year is World Boutique, a parallel fair now in its second year being staged in Hall 5 of the exhibition centre. World Boutique was established in response ... with their designs and asking [the OEM] to produce them,' says Anne Chick, senior exhibitions manager of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. 'Now many designers from Hong Kong, such as Barney ...




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