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  1. Fewer buyers for jewellery fair

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... markets such as the Middle East, Russia, Eastern Europe and North Africa. Many exhibitors believe a clearer picture about the health of the jewellery industry to emerge when the show ends ... buyers, even from emerging markets like the Middle East, were generally cautious about placing orders. Hemant Jhaveri, a buyer for Al Sulaiman Jewellers in Doha, Qatar, said business had slowed ...

  2. Manufacturers pin hopes on emerging economies

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Local toy manufacturers and exporters worried about the global economic downturn hope to turn to emerging markets such as Russia and Vietnam to help make up for fewer orders ... business from the two major markets to shrink between 10 and 20 per cent this year. The US is Hong Kong's biggest market for toy exports, accounting for 27 per cent of the US$12.61 billion ...

  3. Board woos tourists from Russia with visas

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung Hong Kong's tourism trade is hoping for an influx of spendthrift Russians after a deal giving visitors 14 days' visa-free access. The same applies for Hongkongers travelling to Russia. The arrangement is expected to be implemented by the middle of the year. Russia is a major emerging market targeted by the Tourism Board as traditional sources ...

  4. December exports 'to shrink 5pc'

    Posted Dec 31st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Russia, which had enjoyed windfall earnings from high oil prices in recent years, and emerging markets such as Brazil, Chile and Poland- where the impact of the global financial turmoil had so far ... is forecasting a 6 per cent decline next year. With consumer confidence and spending suffering- despite heavy retail discounts in the United States, the European Union and other major markets- exporters ...

  5. TDC unveils fairs to boost tourism sector

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... buyers to come to the council's shows this year. It is trying to court first-time buyers from emerging markets such as India, Russia and the Middle East to help offset the fewer buyers coming from the US and the European Union. The council helped arrange for 25 overseas buying missions from 21 markets around the world to attend the tea fair. Mr Yip said he hoped the subsidies ...

  6. More jobs for women than in US, study finds

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... with the US at 17. China is the highest-placed Asian country in the World Economic Forum survey of 58 industrialised nations and emerging markets. The survey measures the gap based on compensation ...

  7. Fewer buyers expected at electronics fair

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... at the fair was up about 85 per cent year on year, but that the number from developed markets such as the United States and the European Union was down by 10 to 15 per cent on average. The Trade Development Council is trying to court first-time buyers from emerging markets such as India, Russia and the Middle East in an effort partially to offset the drop in buyers from developed countries. ...

  8. US, EU uncertainty may hit tourism

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Fox Yi Hu

    ... industry last year. Many in the trade are bracing themselves for a tough year ahead despite efforts to tap new and emerging markets such as the Middle East, India and Russia. Increasingly relaxed ... Dennis Eng and Fox Yi Hu Hong Kong may record fewer visitors year on year amid an uncertain economic outlook in the key US and EU tourist markets, Tourism Board chairman James Tien ...

  9. Subsidies, new trade show boost buyer turnout

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... not otherwise have come to its shows this year. The council is trying to court first-time buyers from emerging markets including India, Russia and the Middle East in an effort to partially offset ... In the first five months of this year, Hong Kong exports of fashion and houseware goods declined 12.9 per cent and 26.6 per cent, respectively, Mr Yip said. As Hong Kong relies on established markets ...

  10. Tourism chiefs expect 1.6pc drop in arrivals

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... and those visiting friends or family. With long-haul travel likely to suffer given the financial troubles in the United States and across Europe, the board has trimmed its marketing budget application for the 2009-10 financial year by HK$4.1 million to HK$319.6 million. It intends to spend more money this year than in 2008 wooing visitors from the mainland and emerging markets ...




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