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  1. Business - China Business - E-COMMERCE

    China's furniture stores wage war with online retailers

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 03:50pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Large scale malls on the mainland are insisting on regulations for e-commerce websites In an effort to prevent brick-and-mortar furniture stores from ... in a memo by members of the China Furniture Association Market Committee, a group encompassing nineteen of the mainland’s large scale furniture malls, including Redstar Macalline, JSWB and Ayd, ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    One third of Chinese travellers admit stealing hotel furniture

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 10:46am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... and magazines, but mainland Chinese guests take it a step further, often removing furniture, such as lamps, clocks and even the pictures off the walls, according to a survey by hotel booking site ... almost anything not nailed down frequently walks out with guests, even furniture and art work.  What do you pay for? So what, precisely, is included in the room price and what remains hotel ...

  3. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong furniture sales drop for third month as property market curbs hit

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Sales of furnishings, fixtures fall for third month in a row in May amid slump in property deals Curbs on flat prices hit furniture sales Initiatives ... transactions has taken a toll on sales of furniture and electrical appliances. Sales of furniture and fixtures fell for the third month in a row in May to HK$549 million, although the drop in value ...

  4. Business - Companies - THE INTERVIEW

    Ethics and care make eco-furniture store Tree grow well

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Growth comes naturally to this eco-furniture store that not only worries where the wood comes from but where careers are heading Ethics and care make this Tree grow well It is not only the top executives of luxury brands like Louis Vuitton or Gucci that have trouble with cheap imitations. Managers at eco-chic furniture store Tree also battle unscrupulous copycats. Tree ...

  5. Business - Money - SPENDING

    Furnishing advice

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... property, outfitting with suitable furniture is tricky. Ikea and Pricerite goods don't last, and you can't afford high-end brands. So where do you start? Keep your finger on the furniture ... their flats with expensive pieces before having to sell them off quickly when they move. Websites such as asiaxpat.com, geoexpat.com and kijiji.com.hk are favourites for quick furniture sales. ...

  6. Business - China Business - REGULATION

    Qunxing Paper goes into receivership under court order

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 01:20am by Enoch Yiu

    ... the asset-freeze order. Qunxing, chaired by Zhu Yuguo, makes decorative base paper used in the manufacture of furniture and wooden floors. Trading in its shares has been suspended since March 2011 after ...

  7. Business - Money - WEALTH BLOG

    Wealth Blog: What’s hot right now in interior design?

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 11:51am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... the furniture was. Their catalogue is full of huge open plan European-style loft spaces, which show the striking Viking designs at their best. But does this type of thing work in Hong Kong? ... designer Di White, of contemporary designers AND Furniture. What’s hot right now in interior design? Well, retro has been and gone: it has reached saturation point, she says. Hitting the right ...

  8. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Hong Kong retail group head sounds caution as January sales rise 16.8pc

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 05:10am by TIFFANY AP

    ... while furniture and fixtures decreased 8.8 per cent. While the anti-gifting drive implemented by the mainland administration has dampened sales somewhat, Mak said the threat of e-commerce has ...

  9. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Ikea group sees consumer recovery worldwide, posts record profit

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:44pm by Reuters in Stockholm

    ... Reuters in Stockholm World's leading furniture retailer posts record net profit of 3.3 billion euros and says it sees growth in consumer demand worldwide The Ikea Group, the world’s top furniture maker, said on Tuesday it saw signs consumer spending was starting to recover in many of its markets as it posted record full-year profits. Retailers have been struggling ...

  10. Business - Economy

    British retail sales rebound in January

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 02:16pm by Reuters

    ... performances in furniture and other non-food items,” BRC director general Helen Dickinson said. Weather also played a role, the BRC said. The lack of snow this year – unlike in January last year ...




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