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  1. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Watchmakers woo women to boost sluggish sales

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 01:08am by Reuters

    ... Bernstein analysts forecast that sales of branded jewellery, which makes up 20 per cent of the total market, will grow at a compound annual rate of 8 to 9 per cent from 2012-17, compared ...

  2. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Prada pins growth hopes on China's luxury sector

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... directly operated stores in Asia including Japan. Sales in Asia-Pacific last year rose at more than double the rate in Europe. Bertelli, who owns a controlling stake in Prada alongside his wife, ...

  3. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Chow Tai Fook's golden touch is lost on investors

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... Jasper Moiseiwitsch jasper.moiseiwitsch@scmp.com Rated a top consumer stock pick by CLSA, Chow Tai Fook nonetheless continues to lag the general market as it fails to sell its story ... at a compounded annual rate of 40 per cent from 2010-15. That's proven too optimistic- Hong Kong retail and watch sales have grown at an annual compound rate of 20 per cent since 2010. We will invest ...

  4. Business - Commodities - RETAILING

    Year of the Horse spurs gold sales

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 01:09pm by KANIS LI

    ... rates for gold sales in the month. Tak Sang Jewellery and Goldsmith said its gold sales rose 5 per cent in the period. "The peak period of the sale of golden horse goods started last week. ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAILING

    Empty shops on the up in Causeway Bay as high rent drives out business

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 05:33am by Yvonne Liu

    ... situation. "Vacancy rates have increased since the fourth quarter of 2013 and it's particularly obvious on second-tier shopping streets," said Joe Lin, senior director of retail ... to such adjustments of rents, vacancy rates could fall in the second quarter of this year, he said. "Retailers focused on selling mid-range products will be more active this year, as mainland tourists ...

  6. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Shopping with an artistic twist

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 11:46am by Yvonne Liu

    ... theme for Beijing K11 to match with the neighbourhood," Cheng said. As for the outlook for the retail market, he said: "It will be supported by urbanisation and an annual growth rate ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - RETAILING

    Fa Yuen Street hawkers defy licence surrender scheme

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 09:48am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Po, meanwhile, has lost 34 stalls serving locals. "The closure rate is four times faster than previous years and is killing off entire hawker streets, especially the ones serving local ...

  8. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Topshop sets sights on 'pop-up' campaign

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... a bit the growth rate of retail [businesses] over the past year." August sales rose 12.8 per cent year on year on the mainland, although the growth rate was still below the 13.2 per cent ...

  9. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Premium offerings at Japanese value shops

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:36am by Reuters

    ... to have been squeezed. Sales and customer traffic in Japan at Uniqlo, the company’s biggest brand, grew at double-digit rates during the second half of its financial year, but spending per ...

  10. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Mall boom continues despite bubble fears

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... and high vacancy rates in some centres. "Shenyang is the most heavily saturated city with an average 20 per cent of the mall spaces left vacant," McCord said. Cities such as Chengdu, Tianjin and Zhengzhou are also experiencing relatively high vacancy rates. In first-tier cities, the competition in the mall industry is reaching unprecedented levels. In Beijing, about 45 large ...




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