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  1. Shanghai closes shop rental gap

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... and narrow the gap with Hong Kong in the next few years, they say. 'There is still a big rental gap between the two cities, especially rents of high-street shops,' said Kevin Lam, director ... spending surges, said Lam. Lam said pre-leasing of high-street shops in Hong Kong remained strong, but the rental gap between retail arcades in the two cities would narrow as demand ...

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    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... a talk shop. Some predict that US-China rivalry will dominate regional political affairs, increase instability and erode the grouping's political and security centrality. Cracks are already ...

  3. More shops and restaurants open during Lunar New Year

    Posted Jan 28th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung, Vivienne Chow

    ... Paggie Leung and Vivienne Chow More shops and restaurants are opening during the early days of the lunar new year partly because they need to cover high operating costs, say retailers. Data collected by the Hong Kong Retail Management Association shows at least 92 shop and restaurant chains said they would be open on the first day of the lunar new year, up from 86 a year ...

  4. Issuing shopping coupons is not the way to deal with crisis

    Posted Dec 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... There has been much debate about issuing shopping coupons. Those who support such a scheme argue it would stimulate an already weak retail market. They fail to realise that the administrative costs would be high. Another concern is that the coupons would cultivate a culture of public dependency on the government. It is necessary to find short-term measures to boost the economy ...

  5. Cobbler in his heyday beats path to 2FT shop

    Posted Apr 25th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. If you're lucky, sometimes you don't look for business, business looks for you. That's what happened to Judy Hong Yu Chu-dic. Out of the blue, she got a call from American shoemaker and designer Darin Hager (below) who said he was interested in placing his Heyday goods in her 2FT shop. In no time, they came ...

  6. Lack of funds poses threat to shopping festival

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Martin Wong

    ... Dennis Eng and Martin Wong The increasingly cash-strapped Hong Kong Tourism Board is reviewing the possibility of dropping next summer's shopping festival, one of three mega-events meant to boost visitor arrivals each year. 'We are considering cancelling the Hong Kong Shopping Festival. Because of the decrease in funding, we have to look for ways to reduce our ...

  7. HK doctors hoping to set up shop over border fight red tape

    Posted Oct 17th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Despite a cross-border provision for Hong Kong doctors to launch practices on the mainland, medical professionals complain they are being caught up in red tape. Under the latest phase of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) announce ...

  8. Retail sales surge as stock market boom fuels shopping frenzy

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The 'golden week' holiday just ended provided a bonanza for Hong Kong and mainland retailers as holidaymakers helped lift sales by up to 40 per cent at some popular outlets. Retailers attributed the surge in sales to the festive mood ...

  9. On style, she rules

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that I could actually try on? Mulling Military, Clear Water Bay The Dictator rules: Let me see. Do I think the shopping mecca that is Hong Kong might offer you any of those military-style blouses ... it makes neither white marks on dark clothing, nor yellow stains on white clothing, and is available at your local Mannings or ParknShop, to name a few. Just accept that you will perspire a lot ...

  10. Shopping for a laugh in clock-tower row

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of promoting a shopping festival in Hong Kong by making use of a well-known waterside landmark. So far, so good: this, we might think, is an entirely reasonable approach to public relations. However, ... and wrap it in an enormous bright pink shopping bag. If this is not bold enough, the bag is to bear the image of another famous Hong Kong icon- the mobile telephone, along with the words ...




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