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  1. Shoppers shun chicken, diners offered duck

    Posted Feb 01st 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... popular in Shanghai than anywhere else on the mainland, said Kentucky Fried Chicken. The chain said all its 115 Shanghai outlets, which used locally bred chickens, were operating. ...

  2. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Shanghai outlet centre to promote affordable Italian luxury

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 10:21am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Despite mainland crackdown, a property developer is planning a mall in Shanghai devoted to luxury brands, in a bid to redefine the market Upbeat mood on prospects for mainland luxury sector Luxury retail is not the most obvious target sector for mainland shopping centre developers in the wake of the Communist Party's crackdown ...

  3. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Shopping is good but ensure it does not become paradise lost

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Mainlanders still love to spend in Hong Kong but competition in price and service is growing from Taiwan and the duty-free zones at home Shopping is good ... dollar was stronger against the yuan. Despite the more expensive currency, I remember a good shopping experience. I bought some clothes and cosmetics for my friends and parents on the mainland ...

  4. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Pro-democrats must experience problems in mainland metropolis if they are to come back and ask if that is what awaits us in the future HK lawmakers need ... plans for the city. How can you control population growth in a mainland city when it grows too fast and fights erupt between locals and non-locals for limited public resources while debates over ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - Tax

    As China drafts property tax law, fate of pilot programme up in the air

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 02:29pm by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Confusion over trial property tax The mainland has started drafting a property tax law, but analysts are not sure whether it means a pilot programme ... the country's biggest developer by revenue, has said. Beijing has no plan to levy the property tax this year, vice-mayor Li Shixiang said last week. There is a growing consensus that the mainland ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Shanghai allows city-owned firm to buy bad loans from local banks

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... state media reported yesterday. It is the latest local government on the mainland bracing for an expected rise in bad debt. Shanghai's launch of a dedicated "bad-loan bank" follows similar moves by Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. Analysts expect a rise in bad loans in the coming years as the mainland's economic growth slows, with loans to local governments ...

  7. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Greedy Shanghai taxi drivers show the 'evil' side of new technology

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 02:59am by George Chen

    ... that has already had a big impact on daily life on the mainland. Last week, Shanghai's municipal government issued an order forbidding taxi drivers from accepting reservations through ...

  8. Global retailers to build on mainland ambitions

    Posted Mar 19th 2008, 12:00am by Bryn Davies

    ... such as the need for a domestic partner, has resulted in the mainland arguably becoming the hottest retail market in the world in terms of interest in the past two to three years. Long gone are the days when foreign retailers trading on the mainland were restricted to those operating in the traditional value-oriented categories of hypermarket and fast food. Trendy mid-market fashion brands ...

  9. Business - China Business - ART

    Chinese art buyers help Christie's to record sales year

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 05:02pm by George Chen

    ... house to win special permission from the central government to launch its wholly owned subsidiary on the mainland last April. In September, it held an auction in Shanghai, the first to be run independently by a foreign firm on the mainland. Last year Christie's tapped into cyberspace to reach out to mainland customers. The Shanghai auction alone received 30,000 visits online, with new ...

  10. Online supermarkets take off in Shanghai

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez Shanghai's young, affluent shoppers have made the city the busiest location for internet-based supermarket operators on the mainland, according to a new study. 'Online ... at online supermarkets. The report found 89 per cent of these shoppers often used No1 Store, while the next most popular destination was Taobao Supermarket. Axup said No1 Store, which opened its ...




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