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  1. Inflation worries hit consumer sentiment in HK

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Consumer confidence in the economy and livelihoods dropped to a four-year low in Hong Kong in the second quarter, a survey by City University shows. The consumer confidence index fell to 77.5 in the quarter, the lowest since the quarterly study was launched in 2008. The reading in the previous quarter was 80.7. The study found ...

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    Hong Kong consultants in demand to uncover corporate fraud

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Consultants are in demand to uncover suspected company fraud and to also filter out applicants with false qualifications seeking top jobs Tracking ... mean something quite different to one Hong Kong firm. Verity Consulting says employers are flocking to use its services, including pre-employment checks and corporate fraud investigation, ...

  3. Events

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... individual income tax for inbound assignees'. Kinwick Centre, Central. Tuesday, September 28: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Consumer insights revealed: Right and wrong strategies- ... law'. Hong Kong Club. Wednesday, October 13: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Financial statement fraud'. Hong Kong Club. ...

  4. Fraud accused fights extradition

    Posted Feb 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Niall Fraser niall.fraser@scmp.com A top accountant who fled to Spain after allegedly fleecing clients of more than HK$91 million has blocked a bid to have him sent back to Hong Kong. Former Grant Thornton partner Gabriel Ricardo Dias-Azedo (pictured) was the subject of nearly 18 months of legal wrangling before the Spanish courts ruled he should be extradited to face fraud ...

  5. Sany may sue over fraud allegations

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Sany Heavy Industry, the company run by the richest mainlander, has denied fraud allegations in articles published on the People's Daily website that said the Shanghai-listed firm inflated revenues and profits with the aim of obtaining a listing in Hong Kong because it is desperately short of cash. The construction machinery maker warned ...

  6. US consumer demand will dictate growth

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The recovery of Hong Kong's export-led economy will largely hinge on the resumption of US consumer demand despite some hopeful signs that the global downturn ... there, it's going to be a slow recovery.' The US is Hong Kong's biggest trade partner and stalled consumer demand means far fewer orders for manufacturers and exports in Asia. ...

  7. HK consumers found to be pickiest in Asia

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Hongkongers are the pickiest consumers in Asia, a magazine's regional survey has revealed. Reader's Digest Trusted Brands Survey polled 8,000 people in Hong Kong, India, ... in the Philippines. The Asian average was 67 per cent. 'It's more likely that expectations of Hong Kong consumers are much higher than in other areas,' said group advertising director in Asia ...

  8. Events

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tuesday, September 28: British Chamber of Commerce lunch: 'Consumer insights revealed: Right and wrong strategies- And little pointers that will increase your profits'. British ... 'Financial statement fraud'. ...

  9. Exports of consumer goods set to decline, warns trade official

    Posted Nov 11th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The Trade Development Council could slip into the red next year, when it expects the city's exports of consumer goods to decline for the first time in eight years. ... for Hong Kong goods- Mr Lam said exports of consumer goods such as electronic appliances, apparel, toys, watches and jewellery would decline next year for the first time since 2001. He also warned ...

  10. Cross-border phone fraud gang members arrested in Shenzhen

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam At least 18 members of what Shenzhen police called a cross-border criminal gang have been arrested over a mainland phone fraud scheme that netted more than 25 million yuan (HK$28 million) within two months, state media reported. Ten of those arrested over the fraud, in which members impersonated policemen, had foreign permanent residency, the Southern Metropolis News ...




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