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  1. Costlier goods qualify for subsidy

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The mainland has substantially raised the upper price limit for subsidised home appliances in rural areas in an effort to offer more high-end options to well-off farmers. The Ministry of Commerce issued a notice yesterday calling for an increase in the price caps and the types of products eligible under the nation's 'home appliances down to rural areas' ...

  2. Recycling appliances right up group's alley

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of dollars to buy. Adjacent to Laundry Street is 'Ice House Street' where refrigerators of different brands, sizes and ages are arranged in rows, waiting to be tested. All these appliances ... Josephine Lee Yuk-chi said the centre had collected 18 tonnes of appliances- about 3,200 items- in its first month of operation in the new location. More items might be collected this month from ...

  3. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Appliance retailer Gome reveals three-year plan

    Posted Dec 27th 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... second-largest home appliance chain operator has rolled out a three-year strategy to increase its presence in lower-tier cities and expand into online food and cosmetics sales. Yet some analysts doubt ... E-commerce business will be placed on the same footing as bricks-and-mortar shops and the product mix will be expanded from home appliances to baby-and-mother items, cosmetics, food and beverage ...

  4. Business - Money

    Market Opener: Wind turbine, home appliance makers seen to gain after China's new fiscal boost

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 08:05am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu Energy efficient stocks are expected to gain after a report that  China will grant more subsidies to promote the use of green products nationwide. China will grant 14 billion yuan of subsidies to boost usage of six energy-efficient products, inc ...

  5. Subsidies unveiled for energy-saving home appliances

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in subsidies for energy-saving home appliances. Under a resolution reached at a State Council executive meeting yesterday, the subsidies for energy-saving air conditioners, flat-screen televisions, ... appliances in order to help weather the 2008 financial crisis. These included subsidies for manufacturers to sell their products in rural areas, as well as incentives for consumers to buy home ...

  6. Cut to home appliance subsidy 'no problem'

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com The impact on the market of government plans to end a subsidy that encouraged mainland consumers to buy new home appliances would be limited, ... in helping dealing with the financial crisis,' the ministry said. Under the policy, the government provided subsidies for consumers to replace their old home appliances with new ones. ...

  7. 7b yuan subsidy for appliance, car purchases

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang In its latest effort to boost domestic consumption, Beijing announced plans yesterday to provide more subsidies for purchases of cars and home appliances. The State Council said at an executive meeting that, for the first time, it would allocate 2 billion yuan (HK$2.27 billion) in subsidies to encourage consumers to replace old home appliances. It will also ...

  8. Miele launch puts a new spin on ironing with creative ballet performance

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Yung German home appliances brand Miele incorporated a creative prop into a ballet performance during a product launch on Thursday. At the start of the performance, all seemed normal when the two ballet dancers started dancing. That was until one of them opened an ironing board before swiftly pulling out an ironing machine- all so elegantly, of course- while the other ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Government's affordable home drive protects mainland China jobs

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:43am by Langi Chiang

    ... cement, furniture and home appliances. Growth in the world's second-largest economy picked up to 7.5 per cent in the second quarter on the back of the government's mini-stimulus ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Beijing's investment in cheap housing prevents large job losses in fragile private sector Affordable home drive protects mainland jobs The downturn ...

  10. Business - Companies - ELECTRONICS

    Appliances that talk: the final frontier

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 06:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Appliances that talk: the final frontier For Japan's electronics firms, the kitchen is the final frontier. Companies from Panasonic to Toshiba are diverting engineers and money away from their television operations and into developing "smart appliances" after losing out in the living room to cheaper Asian rivals. A fridge that texts pictures to show ...




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