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  1. Mainland pork prices hit HK shoppers

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Hong Kong shoppers were paying more for their pork yesterday after supplier Ng Fung Hong raised the wholesale price of pigs 8 per cent to HK$1,300 per 100 catties due to surging mainland prices. The main supplier of live mainland pigs said the increase took effect immediately due to rising pork prices across the border that showed no sign of slowing. 'In ...

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    Fears of tainted rice turn delta shoppers to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Excessive levels of a dangerous heavy metal in staple grain adds possible new irritant to mainland-Hong Kong relationship Fears of tainted rice turn delta shoppers to HK Two weeks after learning nearly half the rice they buy from local markets may contain excessive levels of cadmium, a carcinogenic heavy metal, residents of the Pearl River Delta ...

  3. HK shines for China's shoppers

    Posted Apr 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... spent $100,000 today,' said Mr Li, pointing at his trophies. He says he is attracted by variety and up-to-date products. A 2004 report by Goldman Sachs on the mainland luxury market found prices could be 20 per cent to 30 per cent higher than in Hong Kong. The report also estimated that of the mainland's 12 per cent share of the global luxury goods market, only 2 per cent ...

  4. Shenzhen shoppers flooding into HK

    Posted Jan 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that 27 per cent had visited Hong Kong specifically to shop - nearly three times the figure for 2010. While most mainlanders need to obtain a permit for each entry, Shenzhen residents can come ... earning on average more than 10,000 yuan (HK$12,300) a month. Fifty-five per cent of shoppers said they bought clothes and footwear, while 30 per cent bought cosmetics or simply came ...

  5. Shoppers may watch spending amid gloom

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday. Hong Kong consumer confidence dipped in the third quarter, dropping three basis points to 104 on the Nielsen confidence index from the previous quarter. The mainland index fell one point, ... of people with the highest average liquid asset levels- remained upbeat about spending, while big-spending mainland tourists were also helping to power the economy. 'One of the attraction ...

  6. 15 to battle for Shopper of the Year honour

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Fifteen of the smartest shoppers from around the globe will be in Hong Kong for a four-hour spending spree next month in an attempt to land the Shopper of the Year award. The contestants from 15 countries, including the United States, Italy, Britain, Japan and the mainland, will be judged for the 'creativity' and 'value for money' in their purchases. ...

  7. Mainlanders head for HK expo to snap up a bargain

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Rapid inflation on the mainland brought a new kind of shopper to this year's Hong Kong Brands and Products Expo- tourists on a one-day shopping spree. They were among ... she said. Rapid inflation on the mainland was driving some residents south, she said. 'Vegetable prices on the mainland have risen 50 per cent in the past year. Buying food in Hong Kong ...

  8. Spending by mainland visitors surges

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... authenticity, said Paul McKenzie, head of consumer research at the consultancy. '[Mainland shoppers] are confident that what they are buying is the real thing- you cannot be sure ... to goods purchased here- many mainland visitors see shopping in Hong Kong the way Japanese shoppers see Paris and Milan,' Mr McKenzie said. He added that increased brand awareness had ...

  9. Sharp decline in HK complaints by mainlanders

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Hong Kong as a shoppers' paradise has been threatened since an investigative report in April by mainland broadcaster China Central Television showed Hong Kong shops selling fake watches and jewellery to mainland tourists. A Polytechnic University survey released last month also warned that Hong Kong could lose its status as a shoppers' paradise to neighbouring cities like Macau, ...

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    Development that would benefit locals and mainland visitors

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan says new housing with shopping malls may ease the crunch Development that would benefit locals and mainland visitors There was a time when mainland tourists were ... of the New Territories adjoining the border with Shenzhen. Some media reports suggested that Hong Kong would be virtually ceding land to Shenzhen for use mainly by mainlanders. Officials ...




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