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  1. Business - Companies - SOUTH KOREA

    Lippo plans South Korean resort venture with casino giant Caesars

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... as the tourists still wish to travel and it is an obvious backup choice. More than 16,000 mainlanders visited South Korea during "golden week", the first week of October, a record high, ... gaming and tourism industries." Lippo's planned Incheon venture may have been encouraged by the increasing number of Chinese tourists travelling to South Korea, according to Tam. ...

  2. Naive mainland investors learn painful lesson about free market

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Beijing taxi driver Zhao Zhangqi, known as Little Zhao to his friends and customers, is among the millions of mainlanders who invested heavily in the stock market last year, ... properties renovated for the benefit of the tourists who would flood to the capital for the high-profile sporting event. 'This is why I invested in all property stocks, as Beijing has building ...

  3. Sales lack real sparkle, but optimism stays

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sales with it. A similar consolidated retail figure is not available for Hong Kong. But jewellery sales- a sector that reflects mainland tourists' spending, failed to shine during ... Securities, the less-than-sterling performance of jewellers during the holidays had more to do with the changing shopping patterns of mainland tourists, cold weather and a longer-than-usual holiday ...

  4. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Mainland stocks still look attractive

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Mainland stocks still look attractive The mainland's A shares are still among the most attractive in Asia-Pacific even after a strong rebound over ... earnings at mainland-listed firms to have low double-digit growth this year. As for Hong Kong, liquidity inflows would accelerate, providing additional support for the Hang Seng Index to rise ...

  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing urged to boost productivity to encourage economic growth

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Sanya phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Official calls for less dependence on investments to encourage growth Beijing urged to boost productivity The mainland should foster economic ... during the next five-year plan period as the labour force aged between 15 and 59 continued to decrease. Rather than depending on investments to drive growth, the mainland should foster economic ...

  6. Business - Companies - INVESTMENT

    Korean war fears could be a good thing for businessman with hotel on border

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... were only allowed to work in restaurants invested by North Koreans. "I am applying for imported workers too as they are hard-working and talented. That could also attract foreign tourists ... the second-largest centre of cross-border trade between China and North Korea. Sandwiched between Russia and North Korea, Yanbian is also a key tourist gateway as the sector witnesses a boom in the region. ...

  7. Business - Money - ENTREPRENEURS

    Investors are again betting on mainland start-ups

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... analyst 27-year-old Michael Lewis, who moved to the mainland to chase his start-up dreams. Daters have three categories to assess: appearance, background and people they know in common. ... friends, that's 100 people you can meet. It's quite exponential." Enormous too: the mainland has the world's largest singles population, estimated at 180 million. To some, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bad idea to survey mainlanders on why they buy Hong Kong property

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Muddled thinking to suggest mainland buyers will tell truth "Times have changed. We cannot ignore their [mainland buyers] demand and have to consider how ... Marco Wu Moon-hoi Long-Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee SCMP, September 24 I like that bit about genuine needs. The only mainland property buyers whose genuine needs could possibly ...

  9. Bustling London feels anything but a city facing biting austerity plans

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... of tourists. 'There are a lot of Russian tourists,' Lee said. Some people say Russians, mainland Chinese, Middle Eastern people and Nigerians are the big spenders these days. The locals are more careful with their money, while travellers from Western Europe, who were used to be frequent buyers at Harrods, are now also cutting back. Many cashed up tourists purchase deluxe furniture ...

  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    S&P sounds alarm on China's overinvestment

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com S&P sounds alarm on China's overinvestment The mainland's investment-driven growth could put the country at great risk of an economic ... during the global crisis. Last year, mainland economic growth cooled to 7.8 per cent, the slowest since 1999, from an average 10 per cent in the past decade. Investment still contributed about ...




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