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  1. Import, export growth boosts economy

    Posted Sep 28th 2005, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... A government spokesman said there had been a distinct rise in exports to the mainland, Europe and some East Asian economies. Exports to The Netherlands surged 89.1 per cent, to Germany 17.9 per cent, ... Barclay Crawford Hong Kong's economy is continuing to boom, with a rise in both exports and imports in the past year. Figures for last month show exports rose 12.7 per cent to $205.9 ...

  2. Esprit still freefalling on Europe jitters

    Posted Sep 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Seng Index constituent stocks. Esprit's focus on Europe has fuelled fears that it will not be able to bounce back in the near future after announcing a massive drop in annual profit last ... in relation to Europe's sovereign debt crisis. According to Esprit's full-year report, Europe accounted for 79 per cent of its revenue for the year to June. Germany is Esprit's biggest ...

  3. HKEx eyes emerging Europe for IPOs

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to identify potential listing candidates. 'State-owned enterprises in eastern Europe are in the process of privatisation and they want to tap funds where they can attract both Asian ... believed Europe's debt crisis would lead more small- and medium-sized firms-, which might have difficulties in getting bank loans- to consider listing in the city to raise funds from wealthy ...

  4. HK's economy enjoying strong growth, but still faces external difficulties

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao, Robert Cairns

    ... JUDY NGAO and ROBERT CAIRNS Updated at 6.24pm: Hong Kong's economy is enjoying a strong rate of growth- but still faces the prospect of higher oil prices, rising US interest rates ... per cent in the first quarter of 2004- up from the 4.9 per cent growth in the fourth quarter of 2003. The government said the economy gathered further growth momentum in the first quarter, ...

  5. Exports help economy keep up strong growth

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle Hong Kong's economy grew strongly in the first quarter on the back of continued export vitality and healthy domestic demand. Gross domestic product grew 6 per cent in real ... moves by the US and Europe to limit cheap textile exports from the mainland. 'The impact on Hong Kong is not certain because... some of the products will be shifted to be made in Hong ...

  6. Slowdown brings early start to sales

    Posted Jul 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... under HK$500,000 in shop windows and counters. They have also introduced new brands from Europe and offered more limited-edition products to attract mainland buyers,' she said. Fung, who is in charge of 34 shopping malls in Hong Kong and two in Shanghai, said mainlanders were increasingly choosing to go to Europe to shop because of the weak euro. 'Gone are the days of mainland ...

  7. Fairs provide lucrative entry for HK exporters

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... that the exporters found an effective outlet for inventory unpopular with customers in the recessionary markets of the United States and Europe. Hong Kong entrepreneur Eddie Lam Kwong-tak, who makes children shoes on the mainland for the United States and Europe, recorded 60,000 yuan (HK$68,000) in sales during the event, exceeding the average 30,000 yuan in monthly sales at its retail shop ...

  8. Economic news sees export, retail stocks flounder

    Posted Aug 16th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... as higher income tax expenses. Investors were beset by negative second-quarter reports showing Europe's economy shrank 0.2 per cent from the first quarter and the Japanese economy, which ... Nick Westra Export and retail stocks slumped yesterday as local investors cut back their exposure to the global market after mounting evidence from overseas economies this week suggesting ...

  9. Esprit plunges on profit warning

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of many stores with long-term leases in Europe and the US. 'As the European market remains sluggish, some marginally profitable [Esprit] shops on the continent have become less profitable, ... and severity of the company's restructuring efforts, as well as the macro slowdown affecting Europe,' Goldman's note said. It said the company's sales recovery has been slower than ...

  10. Profits tax windfall gives HK a surplus

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... the possible impact on Hong Kong's economy brought by uncertainties in Europe and the United States. The city is also facing inflationary pressure. The consumer price index in September was up 3.2 ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Dennis Eng Hong Kong's economy is rebounding from the aftermath of the global financial crisis, with the public coffers enjoying the first eight-month surplus ...




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