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  1. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Does HK$1.38m per sq ft make sense for a shop in Causeway Bay?

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 11:53am by Yvonne Liu

    ... and the pedestrian walkway is narrow. In the short term, the potential investment return would be limited as growth in retail sales has slowed and mainland shoppers have changed their buying habits. A survey ... on capital growth in the long term as the shop is close to Times Square- a "must-go" destination for mainlanders. Nearby Russell Street has been the most expensive shopping street ...

  2. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Effort to build a nation of consumers meets resistance from budget-minded shoppers

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:01am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Leaders' efforts to transform mainland from factory to shopping mall is meeting resistance Shift towards consumer society faces obstacles Business should ... financial struggle highlights the hurdles that ambitious effort faces. Squeezed by higher costs and weak sales to budget-minded shoppers, Zhao said the income from his neighbourhood shop had fallen ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should expand facilities to deal with surge in visitor arrivals

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... who find Hong Kong is already overrun by tourists, in particular those from the mainland, they have every right to be concerned. Whether there is still room to take in more visitors is open ... mainlanders have been allowed to travel to the city under the individual visitor scheme that was set up in 2003. From jewellery stores and high-end restaurants to toiletries and infant milk formula, ...

  4. Business - News - RETAILING

    Traditional rush of shoppers from China appears to lag

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 04:48pm by Helene Franchineau, Sean Kennedy

    ... Helene Franchineau and Sean Kennedy The wave of deep-pocketed mainland shoppers that normally hits Hong Kong for a holiday shopping spree may be more of a trickle than a flood, with popular shopping areas around the city, particularly Times Square less thronged than usual. Staff at retail outlets in Times Square, a Mecca for mainland retail tourists, said business appeared ...

  5. Business - Economy - RETAILING

    Hong Kong keeps edge for mainland Chinese shoppers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2013, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com City remains a trendsetter for fashion, gaining the endorsement of more than 80 per cent of consumers, poll shows HK keeps edge for mainland shoppers ... of the respondents said "my outfits/lifestyle/pastimes are influenced by Hong Kong trends", up 1 per cent from the last time the survey was conducted in 2009. Mainland shoppers' preference ...

  6. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    The shopper: Essentiel Antwerp

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele is known for possessing a personal style to rival that of any fashion editor. You can emulate her eclectic and effortless cool via the Belgian brand Essentiel Antwerp, available at Rue Madame in the IFC Mall, whi ...

  7. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Guns, drugs and breast milk: China's web shoppers exploit vacuum to buy illegal goods

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 04:24am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Mainland online vendors find ways around keyword blocks in current legal vacuum, but planned revisions hope to stem illicit e-trade Web shoppers can easily find illegal goods From hard drugs to air guns and fresh breast milk, illegal and grey-market goods are easy to find on the mainland's most popular online shopping sites. The trade ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    China officials considered Hong Kong travel alert over mainland visitor protests

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong

    ... Putonghua-speaking shoppers in Tsim Sha Tsui to leave the city, attracting condemnation from top officials, including Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying. But despite Cheng's revelation, the mainland ... Stuart Lau, Jeffie Lam and Tanna Chong Anti-mainlander protests prompted officials to confer with Exco member Hong Kong travel alert ‘considered’ It crossed the minds of mainland officials ...

  9. Business - China Business

    Shoppers head to Alibaba sites for 'double 12' deals

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 04:30am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Shoppers head to Alibaba sites for 'double 12' deals More than 2 million online retailers joined the "double 12" shopping ... and services offered online. Many retailers taking part in the promotion offered discounts or cash rebates of up to 50 per cent to shoppers. The Taobao shopping portal budgeted 300 million yuan ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - THE SHOPPER AU JOUR LE JOUR

    The shopper: Au jour le jour

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:52pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung It's the chemistry between co-founders and designers of Italian brand Au jour le jour, Diego Marquez and Mirko Fontana, that allows their designs to be both playful and sophisticated at the same time. The brand recently made its debut at ...




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