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  1. Mothers scramble for baby formula

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... used in plastic and glue- had been added to milk produced there and was killing their children or making them ill. Hong Kong mothers have to compete with mainland women who flock across ... to three, was available in pharmacies, ParknShop, Mannings or Watsons in Sai Kung, a district which is seldom packed with mainlanders. 'Some mothers told me that they rushed here all the way ...

  2. HK exporters work to cross cultural divide to succeed in mainland market

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... of products after losing some customers.' But then Lam experienced the generosity of mainland parents towards their children when she saw some mothers snapping up several pairs at one time ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong manufacturers are physically close to a vast pool of shoppers just across the border, but they are worlds apart from comprehending the mainland consumer market. ...

  3. First iPads fetch HK$6,000 as tech-savvy mainlanders add to buying competition

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... to technology-savvy mainlanders. It was estimated that about 1,000 iPads arrived yesterday as parallel imported goods. They received an enthusiastic response, despite a price tag of more than HK$6,000 for the basic model. Retailers said mainlanders were active buyers, unlike for the release of Apple's iPhone three years ago, when the majority of buyers were Hongkongers. 'Mainlanders ...

  4. Mainland's aviation boom gives new focus

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Mukul Munish

    ... Mukul Munish Asia's growing influence in the resurgent aviation industry is being driven by the mainland, the biggest market for aircraft in the world today. That will be reflected ... from the mainland. About 1,200 of these mainland delegates are from airlines that operate 90 per cent of the nation's fleet. Organiser Reed Exhibitions expects the attendance from global ...

  5. Hewlett-Packard to boost investments on mainland

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Hewlett-Packard, the world's largest information-technology company, plans to step up investments and marketing on the mainland this year as part of its effort to restore ... looking to make additional commitments in cloud computing' initiatives on the mainland, although he did not disclose the amount of the investment. He planned to visit the mainland at the end ...

  6. Taiwan eyes mainland smokers

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Ralph Jennings

    ... Ralph Jennings in Taipei Government-run Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor expects to increase sales of its top cigarette brands on the mainland and penetrate further the world's biggest population of smokers despite the steep entry barriers. The 98-year-old corporation, which ships 20 million mid- and high-end cigarettes to the mainland a year, has targeted the market across ...

  7. Bulk orders from mainland put Dutch supplies at risk

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney One of the chief producers of baby milk powder in the Netherlands has had to restrict sales to China after bulk buying by mainland traders left Dutch customers in short supply. Nutricia is one of the Netherlands' biggest medical-nutrition companies and its Nutrilon milk powder has been in great demand on the mainland after the melamine-tainted milk scandal. In 2008, ...

  8. Mainland money pressures may squeeze toymakers out

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Surging wages and a strengthening yuan are pressuring Hong Kong toymakers to consider moving factories outside the mainland, including a possible return to the original ... because of Beijing's policy of spurring domestic consumption. Hong Kong, which in the 1960s and 1970s was the world's leading toymaking hub before the mainland beckoned with cheaper land ...

  9. Entertainment giants buy naming rights to Chinese venuesGlobal entertainment giants buy naming rights to mainland venues

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Ed Zhang in Beijing Naming rights to some of the mainland's most high-profile buildings are up for grabs as Beijing pushes to boost domestic consumption as a driver of the world's second-biggest economy. Chinese companies are positioning themselves for a surge in the urban entertainment market in mainland cities, and foreign companies are stepping up for a slice ...

  10. Lenovo's LePad seen as strong challenger to iPad on mainland

    Posted Jan 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez More than a year after introducing its media tablet at a United States trade show, mainland computer giant Lenovo Group is expected to mount a strong challenge to Apple's ... had a presence on the mainland that other media tablet providers could not match, despite the long delay in releasing the LePad. 'Lenovo was no later than others in jumping onto ...




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