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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Banquet ban bites

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 01:31pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... Anna Healy Fenton anna.fenton@scmp.com New leader Xi Jinping’s December clampdown on exuberant entertaining by the mainland’s seven million government officials seems to have worked. Shanghai’s gourmet restaurants and posh hotels have seen business slump ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1189175/banquet-ban-bites
  2. Huge 'grey yuan' spend predicted

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Lulu Chen

    ... consumption and commercial trends there. Centre managing director Chang Ka-mun said elderly consumers' spending power had huge growth potential. He said growth in household consumption had ... made domestic consumption a relatively low priority. 'Net export, investment and consumption are the three main economic drivers, but China shifted towards export-oriented policies ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/739068/huge-grey-yuan-spend-predicted
  3. Lifestyle - Books - ECONOMICS

    Book review: Consumption in China, by LiAnne Yu

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 08:37pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... David Bartram Consumption in China by LiAnne Yu Polity Press 3 stars David Bartram Talk of China's growing middle class and rising domestic consumption is enough to send economists ... ambiguously titled "Awareness", and only a passing mention is made of rising inequality- a direct consequence of the same unfettered capitalism which made China's consumption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1551903/book-review-consumption-china-lianne-yu
  4. Business - Economy

    Japan retail sales fall at record pace after consumption tax increase

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:10am by BLOOM

    ... at the fastest pace in at least 14 years last month after the first consumption-tax increase since 1997 depressed consumer spending. Sales in April declined 13.7 per cent from the previous month, ... to further raise the levy as planned. "Consumption will likely bounce back after a fall-off in demand, but the pace will probably be slow," said Hiroaki Muto, a senior economist at Sumitomo ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1521521/japan-retail-sales-fall-record-pace-after-consumption-tax-increase
  5. Business - China Business - MARKETING

    Brands need to keep up with changes in China’s luxury consumption patterns

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 10:00am by DAVID DUBOIS

    ... David Dubois Consumption at high end enters aphase driven by socio-economic shifts and rise of a new elite Changes in luxury buying habits pressure brands Walk into a Nespresso boutique ... environment, which affect perceptions of luxury brands. China is a hotbed of these moving forces. With profound recent socio-economic changes and the rise of a new elite, the face of luxury consumption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1502348/brands-need-keep-changes-chinas-luxury-consumption-patterns
  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - LOGISTICS

    Logistics property market takes off in China as focus shifts to consumption

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 03:28pm by Langi Chiang, Peggy Sito

    ... Langi Chiang and Peggy Sito Deals for land used for storage of goods up as investors expect greater domestic consumption amid structural change in mainland economy Land deals ... this year as investors bet on consumption-led growth. The total value of investment in warehouses and distribution centres there jumped 38.8 per cent year on year to 3.2 billion yuan (HK$4.04 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1451558/logistics-property-market-takes-china-focus-shifts
  7. Business - Economy

    Consumption part of China GDP 'underestimated' amid gift giving

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 12:36am by Reuters

    ... that the imbalance is worsening, with consumption unchanged at just under 50 per cent of gross domestic product but investment growing. Some economists, though, say official statistics have it wrong. ... estimates. China’s consumption is not low. It’s actually desirable ZHU TIAN, ECONOMIST "China's consumption is not low," says Zhu Tian, an economist at the China Europe International ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1411932/consumption-part-china-gdp-underestimated-amid-gift-giving
  8. Business - Economy - TAIWAN

    Taiwan posts robust Q4 growth on improved exports and surging domestic consumption

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:44pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Taipei Taiwan growth surpasses forecasts Taiwan's economy expanded at a faster-than-estimated pace in the fourth quarter of last year as recoveries in Europe and the United States boosted the island's exports. Its gross domestic pro ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1415678/taiwan-posts-robust-q4-growth-improved-exports-and-surging-domestic
  9. Business - Economy

    China urged to increase domestic consumption to rebalance economy

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:57pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... China up to this point … to another to grow investment, but it has to be matched with consumption domestically." Recently, the nation's leaders have talked about moving from a traditional model that depends on exports and infrastructure investment to one focused more on domestic consumption. Analysts say that credit-driven investments are generating steadily depreciating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1409982/china-urged-increase-domestic-consumption-rebalance-economy
  10. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Smelters face consumption-based power tariffs

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 01:55am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Move comes as Beijing steps up effort to tackle industrial overcapacity and reduce pollution Smelters face consumption-based power tariffs The central government has stepped up its efforts to tackle overcapacity in the aluminium smelting industry and reduce pollution by imposing tiered electricity tariffs based on the previous year's consumption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1389342/smelters-face-consumption-based-power-tariffs

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