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  1. Shelving of worker-director scheme lauded

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Major Hong Kong trade bodies- including the Chinese Manufacturers' Association, the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) and the Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises Association- ... would accelerate the demise of many of the 65,000 Hong Kong-owned factories in the export-driven province. At least 10,000 of them were estimated to have closed in the past year, and the decline ...

  2. Hong Kong to receive timely visit by US Treasury undersecretary

    Posted Oct 17th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The US Treasury Department's undersecretary for international affairs, David McCormick, is to visit Hong Kong next week at a time when Washington and European governments ... on Wednesday. The Better Hong Kong Foundation and the Asia Society are jointly organising the event with media partners the South China Morning Post, The Economist and Caijing magazine. ...

  3. HK exporters find receptive market in Wuhan

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang A group of almost 300 Hong Kong exporters intending to take a slice of the competitive mainland domestic market have made a breakthrough in the central China region. Halfway through a five-day trade exposition in Wuhan, featuring Hong Kong homegrown brands of jewellery, bakery products, shoes, fashion and cooking sauces, demand was so strong that many exhibitors had ...

  4. Minister vows to help firms sell on mainland

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Beijing and Denise Tsang Commerce Minister Chen Deming promised yesterday to speed up applications by troubled mainland-based Hong Kong manufacturers who want to do business with domestic buyers. Speaking on the sidelines of the National People's Congress meeting in Beijing, he also promised to organise mainland buyers to look at Hong Kong-branded goods at the Canton ...

  5. Embracing change critical in tough times, says consultant

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and production, as well as how to develop and manage brands, or climb the value chain, as well as how to raise fresh funds. The prospect of tens of thousands of Hong Kong capitalists in Guangdong, who ...

  6. Decline in key index points to fragile recovery

    Posted Oct 06th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong's economic recovery remains fragile, with a key measure showing manufacturing expanding at a slower rate last month and exporters reporting sluggish Christmas ... in the early stages of recovery from recession but unemployment was continuing to bite and raw material prices were rising sharply. 'Business activities in Hong Kong continue to improve, ...

  7. Shenzhen to start biannual trade show

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong and Guangzhou will face stiffer competition in the commercial exhibition market after Shenzhen announced the launch of a twice yearly trade fair yesterday. Organised ... will compete against the mainland's largest and oldest exhibition, the Canton Fair at Guangzhou next month, and other trade shows at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. ...

  8. HK exporters work to cross cultural divide to succeed in mainland market

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong manufacturers are physically close to a vast pool of shoppers just across the border, but they are worlds apart from comprehending the mainland consumer market. Manufacturer and exporter Iris Lam began selling shoes from a counter in the Hong Kong-branded section of the Sogo department store in Wuhan a month ago. But she quickly learned that shoes that fit ...

  9. Brands win favour as spending power grows

    Posted Sep 18th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and investors in the consumer sector.' The top 100 brands owned by companies listed in Hong Kong, Taiwan and on the mainland are valued at US$233 billion, or 18 per cent of their combined total ... Denise Tsang China Mobile, QQ messaging and Master Kong instant noodles are favourites among mainland consumers, but brand loyalty is being challenged amid rising affluence. ...

  10. MTR core profit jumps 43pc but outlook unclear

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... to HK$3.9 billion. Passenger numbers at the corporation's urban subway and airport railway services in Hong Kong had fallen since May because of swine flu and worsening unemployment, chief executive Chow Chung-kong said yesterday. Mr Chow said MTR would focus on keeping a lid on costs and expected the economic outlook to remain uncertain for the rest of the year. 'Sentiment ...




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