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  1. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Estee Lauder eyes big Asian expansion as mainland China sales roar

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

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Cosmetics firm says it plans to open more stores across regionas best growth in world comes from mainland market Estee Lauder to expand in Asia Estee Lauder, ... The company has 38,500 staff worldwide. "Hong Kong and mainland China are very important markets to us," Lauder told the South China Morning Post, adding the mainland market was showing ...

  2. News - China - SEX

    Sex toy industry booms as mainland Chinese spice up their love lives

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:54pm

    ... Reuters in Shanghai Thirty years ago the publication of a photo showing a couple enjoying a chaste kiss caused an uproar on the mainland. But today sex sells. When the country launched its ... plays. Most of the items are imported from Japan and Sweden, and carry prices from $100 to $210. Most shoppers, though, still seem to prefer buying online. “I feel too embarrassed to buy any sex ...

  3. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com By using its old trick of spending its way to growth, the mainland runs the risk of falling deeper into its complicated structural problems Forget ... predecessor, Wen Jiabao. Wen managed to maintain economic growth during his tenure, but he was also largely blamed for creating asset bubbles that put the mainland economy at risk in the long term. ...

  4. Business - Companies

    Australian retailers reach out to Chinese shoppers

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 01:49pm by AFP

    ... to using feng shui to attract shoppers. “The numbers of Chinese tourists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and China are increasing exponentially,” explained Sydney councillor Jenny Green at a recent ... They cover cultural awareness -- such as Chinese sensitivities, customs and traditions; how to communicate more effectively with Chinese shoppers and how to tailor products and services to meet ...

  5. The Great e-Mall of China

    Posted Dec 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The percentage of mainland shoppers who bought a wide range of products online ... billion last year. The firm conducted a survey with 7005 online shoppers from seven countries, including 905 from China. It found that Chinese consumers, despite their relatively short experience ...

  6. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Sending students to schools abroad is just as vitally important to mainland China's interests as attracting more talents from the US Overseas study ... former and current mainland leaders have already experienced or are eager to experience. Obama just forgot to mention that in her speech at Peking University. Speaking at the prestigious ...

  7. Cut in China's import tax could boost retail

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Brennan Over the past several years, Hong Kong's economy has received a huge boost from the ever-growing numbers of mainland tourists splashing cash in the city's high-end stores. But it's not only local tills that have been ringing because of these roving shoppers. Retailers in Europe and the United States are also the main beneficiaries. Figures from ...

  8. Business - China Business - Consumption

    Pocket money of 'little emperors' offers engine for growth

    Posted Jan 26th 2013, 12:00am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Mainland children of well-off families get billions in allowances, and domestic and foreign firms are looking to tap into that Little emperors help powergrowth with pocket money The 50 million "little emperors and empresses", the children of mainland middle and upper-class households, have emerged as a strong force in consumer spending ...

  9. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Stella McCartney has designs on China expansion

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... mainland shoppers learn about Stella McCartney. "We're seeing 35 to 40 per cent of [the brand's] customers here are mainland Chinese," he said. ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com British fashion house plans to open more stores across the mainland and in HK and Taipei to cash in on consumer appetite for luxury goods Stella McCartney ...

  10. China set to unseat US as top e-commerce market

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a 3 per cent share of the total last year. Growth in online sales would be fuelled by an expected increase of more than 60 per cent in the total number of online shoppers and a projected 40 per ... in the world, announced last week it had taken a controlling stake in Shanghai-based shopping website Yihaodian.com, a move to test the waters in the fast-growing e-commerce sector on the mainland ...




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