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  1. Facts and feelings play a role

    Posted Sep 29th 2008, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... exchange: You can say a fact: 'This mobile phone is HK$200 cheaper in this shop.' Exchange of information makes markets work more efficiently and consumers can make better decisions. Technical: The facts are exchanged in a jargon that only finance people can fully understand. 'The Hang Seng Index has gone up by 300 points. This market is bullish.' Show off: You want ...

  2. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... breeders who use trophies won at dog shows to increase prices; they are not motivated by responsibility but by greed and glory. I also find dog shows in the city rather small compared to big ... In an attempt to conform, there is often increased inbreeding. Overseas there are registers that keep a detailed index of inbreeding to prevent even accidental inbreeding from occurring. That sort ...

  3. Watchdog fears funeral monopoly

    Posted Dec 09th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Consumer Council criticises award of firm's second licence The Consumer Council says the granting of a second licence to Universal Funeral Parlour has made it easier ... of the market share in Hong Kong, putting it in a position to monopolise the funeral market and possibly overcharge consumers, warned Victor Hung Tin-yau, the council's chief research and trade ...

  4. quiz time

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choose the correct answers 1 A bazaar is: a a Persian word meaning a street of shops b an Arabic word meaning a covered area c a Turkish word meaning price negotiation 2 Consumerism is: a an association of consumers b another word for shopkeeper or merchant c the equating of happiness with consumption 3 Peer pressure is: a when your parents tell you to save b when your sister or brother ...

  5. Click, compare and shop wisely

    Posted Sep 08th 2008, 12:00am by Sophie Paine

    ... return products if you are not happy with them. But do people buy more because it is so easy? I am not so sure. Online shopping can help you to be more rational: you can compare prices from one ...

  6. How often do you go shopping?

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... Interviews by Rebecca Tsui Carol Kwok, 22 I feel good when I spend money on products that can help the poor, like at charity sales and bazaars. Usually I consult others and compare the price before buying luxury goods. In the past, I might have bought eye-catching products even though they were not useful. This is a waste of money and resources. Now, I only buy things ...

  7. Newspaper vendor paid a high price for his city venture

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wang Hongli watches as the world passes by his newspaper booth on Guanghua Road in downtown Beijing. His eight years in the paper-selling game have come at a high price, but it beats being ... and found this a good choice. Selling newspapers is not such a hard job, but it does consume a lot of my mind. When I first started out, I invested 30,000 yuan, which was all my life savings, ...

  8. Power down

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... behaviour does point to an obsession, though, and that has a price in terms of having a stable family life, being productive at work and having peace of mind. Yes, I do need to keep in touch, stay informed and be up to date, but now realise that it does not have to be every second. To avoid the internet becoming all-consuming, I have to make better use of it rather than it using me. ...

  9. Hubert de Billy

    Posted Jan 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... connoisseurs. They need to realise the quality and value of Pol Roger. Education comes with understanding of wine prices- why they are expensive or cheap. We do lots of tastings in Europe. I travel ... of it. Japan is the only place where I conduct consumer lunches and the majority of attendees are female. Asian women enjoy drinking champagne more than Asian men. However, it is less obvious ...

  10. Pets join ancestors in grave-sweepers' devotions

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Tam Along with the ancestors being honoured during the Ching Ming grave-sweeping festival, animal lovers are also paying tribute to their dead pets. As well as the usual consumer ... for less than HK$100, she said. Prices for the paper products, all from the mainland, have risen 10 to 15 per cent in the past year, along with the rising yuan. Tam said higher labour and material ...




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