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  1. Consumer electronics lift ASM profit 10pc

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao ASM Pacific Technology, the world's largest semiconductor assembly equipment supplier by sales, said last year's profit rose 10.43 per cent as demand for consumer ... continued unabated throughout the rest of the year,' ASM Pacific chief executive Lee Wai-kwong said. 'Consumer electronics such as mobile phones and digital cameras continued ...

  2. Checks not tight enough, statistics chief admits

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... into account the composite consumer price index, nominal wage indices for transport workers and the operator's productivity rate. Mr Fung and his colleagues felt sorry that the incident had ...

  3. 'Organic' skincare products may not be worth the high price, consumer chief warns

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Ladies, don't be obsessed by skincare products with labels claiming 'organic' and 'natural' ingredients: they may not be the best choice for you despite their generally higher prices. That was the message yesterday from Consumer Council chief executive Connie Lau Yin-hing. Her warning was based on council inspections of skincare products. Those who insist ...

  4. September inflation eases to 2.6pc

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Inflation was 2.6 per cent year on year last month, down from 3 per cent in August. The government said the figure was distorted by the final payment of a one-off electricity charge subsidy in August last year. Without the effect of any one-off relief measures, the consumer price index was 2.2 per cent, compared to 1.9 per cent in August, mainly because of rising ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Patent disputes can be a double-edged sword for consumers

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the hottest electronics products, and lawsuits abound as competitors try to crush rivals. But a market without competition can lead to greed, which means higher prices for consumers. Challengers push ... SCMP Editorial Patent fights can cost consumers Hardcore fans of Apple have long accused rivals of copying the American firm's best-selling products, the iPhone and iPad. A California ...

  6. Business - Companies

    Global tech industry uneven as mobile surges

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:13pm by AFP

    ... to a new forecast. A survey presented ahead of the International Consumer Electronics Show, the biggest trade show of its kind, projects modest growth of four per cent for the industry expected to generate 2013 sales of $1.1 trillion. But half of the revenues will come from mobile connected devices-- smartphones, tablets and mobile computers, according to the forecast by the Consumer ...

  7. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple team 'developing wristwatch computer'

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... a revolutionary new gadget that commands a higher price, investors are concerned about falling margins and increased competition. "The iWatch will fill a gaping hole in the Apple ecosystem," ... year. The introduction of a wearable computing device may signal a new direction for the consumer-electronics industry. Apple's debut of the iPhone in 2007 and iPad in 2010 created ...

  8. Baidu pays price after report on paid listings

    Posted Nov 25th 2008, 12:00am by Sherman So

    ... results, owing to their willingness to pay higher prices for popular keywords. Websites such as tongnian.com, a charity portal for youngsters, are largely blocked from Baidu's listings, as they are unable to pay for keywords. Tongnian said the total number of its webpages included in Baidu's index were down from more than 100,000 to only two currently. Baidu said it had never excluded ...

  9. HK sees third month of deflation

    Posted Sep 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong experienced falling prices for the third month running in August, with the composite consumer price index falling to minus 1.6 per cent. Economists had forecast deflation of 1.3 per cent. Deflation in June- the first month in which the index had fallen since June 2004- was 0.9 per cent. The drop widened to 1.5 per cent in July. Durable goods prices were ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    The tech that will trend in 2013

    Posted Jan 04th 2013, 12:00am by Jamie Carter

    ... Prices for the first Ultra HD TVs will be more than HK$220,000, about twice as much as those using another new innovation, the organic LED panel. So-called OLED TVs - due in the first half ...




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