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  1. Business - China Business - Consumption

    Pocket money of 'little emperors' offers engine for growth

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Mainland children of well-off families get billions in allowances, and domestic and foreign firms are looking to tap into that Little emperors help powergrowth with pocket money The 50 million "little emperors and empresses", the children of mainland middle and upper-class households, have emerged as a strong force in consumer spending ...

  2. Business - Money - STOCKS

    Cost of raising a child sinks hopes for China's baby-boom stocks

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 01:21am by BLOOM

    ... first imposed in the late 1970s, allowing couples to have two children if either parent is an only child. There were about 271,000 applications to have a second child by the end of May ...

  3. Business - Companies - COMPETITIONS

    Waterless face wash wins NZ girls top contest award

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 01:06am by JUNE SUN

    ... lotion and a shower gel for street children, made it to the first round of presentations. Since its launch in 2007, nearly 12,000 students have taken part in the competition. "[Small ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Spoilt child or not, Hong Kong merits attention

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by George Chen

    ... are seen either as spoilt children or idealists fighting hard for a deserving cause. Although I've been a business journalist for more than a decade, I do care about politics- in Hong Kong, ...

  5. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    IICG looks to adapt to mainland market as it eyes expansion

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by Celine Sun

    ... at a big mall, doing shopping, dining, meeting friends and playing with their children, he said. Taking that into account, IICG's projects on the mainland would rent around 20 per cent of their total area to restaurants and set up playgrounds for children. In recent years, some foreign malls and department stores have suffered setbacks on the mainland as the economy cools ...

  6. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Fun at the park

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:06am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We strongly concur with the West Kowloon Cultural Authority's aim of having a park "which is not another traditional government park". We have lamented before at the absence of large areas of grassy parks where people are free to lie around, picnic, and play with their children and pets. Such areas are few and far between in Hong Kong since "open ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    House rules in sale of land to official

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... relationships and memories. They neglect their health. Develop an exercise regime to enjoy your mobility while still young. People miss the chance to have children and chose careers instead. People ...

  8. Business - China Business - RETAIL

    Anta earnings jump 28.3pc as turnover, margin rise

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 03:40pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... per cent to close at HK$14.20, in a market that fell 0.26 per cent. The firm declared an interim dividend of 25 HK cents per share. The strong growth was boosted by sales of children ... from 7,757 last December. Children's stores increased from 881 to 987 while Fila outlets grew to 441 from 416 stores. Chief financial officer James Zheng said it planned to open more ...

  9. Business - Companies - COMPANY VISIT

    HMV retains its bet on discs as it reinvents itself in the online era

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 11:50am by Enoch Yiu

    ... in price before making a purchase. There are also toys and other merchandise from iconic movies such as Batman and Frozen, as well as products for children. "The whole concept is that HMV ...

  10. Business - Companies - AGRICULTURE

    Bumper Chinese milk stocks hammer dairy prices

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:15pm by Reuters

    ... at least six children and left thousands ill. A botulism scare with a Fonterra dairy product, bribery allegations at France's Danone and record fines for price fixing by milk powder firms ...




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