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  1. Secure in his own skin

    Posted Apr 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... sales are going to be more important than before, Courtin-Clarins said, as the number of travelling Chinese is expected to hit 70 million this year- almost the size of the entire French population. The beauty industry in the mainland is essentially a skin-care market, Courtin-Clarins observed. He said 80 per cent of the ground floor sales of mainland department stores came from skin ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    McDonald’s sales fall again amid weakness in Asia

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 07:36pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York McDonald’s says a key sales figure dropped again in January as the world’s biggest hamburger chain struggled with ongoing weakness in Japan and supply chain issues in China. The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company said global sales at restaurants open at least 13 months dropped 1.9 per cent for the month. The figure is a key metric because it strips ...

  3. Pachinko firm aims to win big at home with HK gamble

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sale would be a success, so 'we don't have to consider other markets'. Given recent market volatility, Sato said a relatively low issue price was preferable because 'if ...

  4. Home transactions propel to 10-year record

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Property sales in Hong Kong surged to the highest level in a decade last month, as lower interest rates, rising employment and household incomes as well as a strong stock market encouraged more home-buying. There were 18,105 deals lodged with the Land Registry last month, up 36.9 per cent from October and 112 per cent from November last year. Total value also hit a 10-year ...

  5. Record fall in Peak home prices as global financial crisis bites

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... prices on The Peak fell only 16 per cent, property consultant CB Richard Ellis said, though it cautioned that a slump in sales meant one big transaction could skew its figures. 'Prices ... fund, bought a house at No8 Severn Road for HK$240 million, or HK$55,736 per sq ft, in December 2007- making it Asia's priciest home. Four months ago, comic book artist Ma Wing-shing bought ...

  6. Book critical of Mahathir set for sale in Malaysia

    Posted Apr 26th 2010, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... The author of a controversial book about former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said he was surprised it has been approved for distribution and sale in Malaysia after it was widely ... for 'study'. It remains a mystery why the book's release was stalled. No formal reasons were given except that the Home Ministry, which has powers to ban any publication, told Parliament in March ...

  7. A home away from home

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Violet Law in Toronto Over the past decade, a haven for Tibetan exiles has sprung up in the shadow of CN Tower, just a few kilometres west of Toronto's Chinatown. Within four square blocks along the shoreline of Lake Ontario, at least half a dozen In ...

  8. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Estee Lauder eyes big Asian expansion as mainland China sales roar

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... company's global chairman, William Lauder, said that by 2020, the firm plans to hire several thousand more staff in Asia, where he believes it can achieve annual sales growth of 8 per cent. ... cosmetics brands, including Clinique, Origins, MAC, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Aveda, Sean John and Missoni. The company derives 42 per cent of its sales from the United States, 37 per cent from Europe, ...

  9. Feeling and feeding Asia's force

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pacific head for sales performance at global consulting firm Mercer, Ralph Grimse spends much of his time advising companies on how best to achieve this. Below, he also discusses Mercer's regional partnership with sales training provider Miller Heiman. What exactly does the sales performance division offer in terms of its services? Our services range from helping an organisation ...

  10. Fewer cheap flats sold last year

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Sales of second-hand flats costing HK$2 million or less fell sharply last year, as rising property prices reduced their supply, according to Centaline Property Agency. However, on a month-on-month basis the number of deals for such flats rose in December. That was because, as home prices began falling, sellers agreed to cut asking prices out ...




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