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  1. Increasing imports point to trade deficit in first three months

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... report said retail sales might be curtailed by the existing inflation problem, a greater tightening in the property market and cancellation of the subsidies for cars and electrical appliances for rural homes. It anticipated that retail sales could grow 19.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year. 'Higher food prices are unfavourable to middle-to-low income families' ...

  2. Prada chief backs China in textiles dispute with Europe

    Posted May 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... not a manufacturing threat. Melanie Flouquet, head of luxury goods research at JP Morgan, said that Chinese accounted for 5 to 6 per cent of luxury goods sales at home and overseas, and would account for 20 ... China for Giorgio Armani, said that the region accounted for 2 per cent of Armani's sales of Euro1.3 billion ($12.8 billion) last year. The firm has 22 stores and 18 other outlets ...

  3. Lai See

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... with Peggy Sito Some developers sinking amid the soaring property market Many mainland developers have emerged as winners from all the loose credit, record sales and record home prices ... understands a condition of the hotel sale was that Skyfame could keep some of the proceeds as working capital. Obviously, the bondholders do not agree. This has deadlocked the sale for months. Sources ...

  4. US may delay jet-fighter sales to Taiwan

    Posted Jul 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... that supplying advanced jet fighters was a step too far for the Americans. Military analysts said it was inevitable that the US would hold back on sales of F-16 C/D block fighters to Taiwan ... as saying by Taiwanese media yesterday. He added that the biggest reason behind the US hesitation was Washington's reluctance to offend Beijing, which has long opposed any US arms sales ...

  5. State to approve capital's land sales

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sales in Beijing, with the aim of cleaning up the capital's property sector. According to government and industry sources, all municipal government land sales now must be approved ... into the construction of projects related to the 2008 Olympic Games and could not arrange for public sales. As a result of delays, Beijing has held only a handful of land auctions since the national rule ...

  6. Public Eye

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because the developers are never specific about what they sell. A 700 square foot home with a harbour view in a sales brochure can turn out to be half the size with a view of a public dump. ...

  7. MTV homes in on McDonald's generation with partnership deal

    Posted Feb 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a 12-episode, 30-minute monthly programme that presents up-and-coming talent to 400 million homes in 162 countries. 'We and McDonald's have the same targeted audience,' an MTV spokeswoman ... categorises and highlights media trends and issues, generating strategic communications information in a graphical and usable format. Hill & Knowlton will act as a sales agent for the product. ...

  8. Mongolia's building boom brought to halt by debt pile

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick in Ulan Bator Late last year, an intriguing sales leaflet landed in the letterboxes of homes in Mid-Levels, home to cashed-up expatriate bankers. The leaflet, advertising ... named the Regency Residence, also remains unfinished after sales began in 2005. Cashell is one of several budding real estate barons whose dream of modernising the Mongolian capital's ...

  9. How Bush can build on Rice's work in Europe

    Posted Feb 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it was justified. On China, the EU is determined to drop an arms-sales embargo, despite US opposition. Mr Bush reportedly intends to argue in Europe, as he did in his inaugural address at home ...

  10. Affordable housing a daunting challenge

    Posted Jun 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to fulfilling people's aspirations for adequate housing. The dream of owning a home is also increasingly beyond the reach of the middle class. Our five-part series on the mainland's housing ... In 2003 the government set a goal of most families being able to buy or rent private homes, making the sector fully market-oriented, without setting local government a target for providing ...




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