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  1. Mainland's attack on inflation will lure HK shoppers, experts say

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Consumers could face higher inflation in Hong Kong than on the mainland within two months and may increasingly shop across the border as a result, academics have warned. Mainland efforts to rein in consumer prices have seen a sharp slowdown in inflation, which eased to a still relatively high 7.1 per cent last month. The mainland's inflation rate in May ...

  2. Growth slows at mainland factories and power plants

    Posted May 14th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Production growth in mainland factories slowed last month, while power generation slipped, stemming hopes for a swift recovery in the world's third-largest economy. Confirming fears that the green shoots of an economic revival may be struggling to grow, the data overshadowed a surge in spending by mainland shoppers buoyed by the country's ...

  3. Marks megastore lacks the spark in Shanghai

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Has the mainland's first M&S branch misjudged the market, asks Simon Parry It's January 1, the big sale is on and prices are slashed by up to 50 per cent- and I am standing ... in the mainland and the biggest M&S in Asia- opened three months ago to an avalanche of curious locals keen to savour for themselves a quintessentially English shopping experience. They came, ...

  4. Plastic bag levy consistent with sensible user-pays principle

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to plastic bags in general. The intention is to eventually achieve reductions in the excessive usage of all plastic bags. Now that the mainland has introduced a charge for plastic bags, Hong Kong must swiftly follow suit or otherwise we risk a run here on free-of-charge bags as shoppers will collect them to take back across the border. Correspondents such as J. Neil Young of Glasgow ...

  5. Bickering continues over refunds for tours to Japan

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... and the mainland, while those who love theme parks could go to Singapore, Ma said. A third group, shoppers with high spending power, may opt for long-haul destinations to Europe, the Mediterranean ...

  6. Retail and travel-related stocks get holiday lift

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Investors hope to cash in on tourism plays as mainlanders flood Hong Kong Some local retail stocks and travel-related mainland plays were bought up yesterday as investors anticipated the flood of mainlanders hitting the road for the May Day holiday- many with Hong Kong as their destination- would translate into higher company earnings. Fashion retailer Giordano ...

  7. Drought takes the bloom off HK flower prices

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... to the flower market in Hong Kong. The effects of the once-in-a-century drought that is sweeping across the mainland's southwestern provinces has arrived on Hong Kong's doorstep ... the most,' said Lau Sai-king, manager of wholesaler Brighten Floriculture in the Mong Kok flower market. 'We raised selling prices, but shoppers bargain harder.' The wholesale price ...

  8. HK fisherman's family to collect his remains in Taiwan

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... to collect his remains. Rescue authorities have all but given up hope of finding three missing mainland crewmen who were lost overboard when Yeung Shui-ming's Hong Kong-based vessel, the Yee Hoi ... '[The mainlanders'] chances of survival are considered very minimal.' ...

  9. Not quite the miser

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... to an economic superpower. However, having built the nation on the socialist ideal of working for the common good, most mainlanders have not yet mastered the art of selfless giving. Since Deng Xiaoping ... of China's economic reforms has resulted in massive social changes, creating a new breed of nouveau riche and aggravating income disparity on the mainland. Most people seem fixated on money. ...

  10. New Year home-going can be a stressful time

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... most countries is that families reunite at the same time every year; more than 200 million people will travel the mainland by train during the holiday period. This is a religiously observed ... in Guangdong and other coastal provinces, the question this Lunar New Year is whether to go home or stay put. Mainlanders have even coined a name for it - kongguizhu, or 'home-going phobia'. ...




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