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  1. Business - Money - PERSONALITIES

    Soros, 82, engaged to 40-year-old girlfriend

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Agencies in New York Soros, 82, to marry for the third time Billionaire investor George Soros had a lot to celebrate on Saturday evening: his 82nd birthday and the engagement to his much younger girlfriend Tamiko Bolton. Soros and Bolton, who met in the spring of 2008, formally announced their engagement at a party at Soros' summer home in Southampton, New York attended ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - RETAIL

    Malls spend millions on attractions to bring in Lunar New Year shoppers

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... New Year Shopping Mall owners are pining their hopes on securing bumper Lunar New Year sales for their retail tenants next month on a range of attractions for shoppers, including a cockatoo ... Sau-yim, SHKP leasing department general manager. She expects February sales to be up by as much as 20 per cent from a year ago, to HK$570 million. The Lunar New Year holidays start on February 10. ...

  3. Hang Fung pursues urban expansion

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Jewellery firm plans to open shops in prime locations amid falling rentals while sales hit record during Lunar New Year Jewellery retailer and maker Hang Fung Gold Technology Group is pushing ahead with its expansion in urban areas where retail rents have dropped 30 per cent and its sales hit a record high during the Lunar New Year. Soaring rental costs forced ...

  4. Holiday sales reap $4.7b- a 20pc rise

    Posted Feb 15th 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Year of the Rooster began auspiciously for retailers, who are projected to have made $4.7 billion in sales in the first five days of the new year. The analysts' forecast would represent a 20 per cent increase in business over the same period last month. 'Year on year, the number of visitors coming to Hong Kong over the Chinese New Year grew by some 30 ...

  5. Cosmetics drive lifts ad spending to holiday high

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... New Year holiday. The media monitoring firm AdmanGo estimated that total advertising expenditure in the city from January 16 to February 5 this year grew 12 per cent to reach HK$1.86 billion, up from the HK$1.66 billion total in the previous Lunar New Year break, from January 27 to February 16, 2011. AdmanGo's sales and marketing director, Jennifer Ma, said: 'Demand from ...

  6. Luxury flat sales poorest this year

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Luxury home sales over the weekend saw their worst performance this year, with developers managing to sell just 20 per cent of 285 flats on offer at two high-end ... over the weekend, of the 285 offered by New World Development's The Riverpark above Che Kung Temple MTR station in Sha Tin, and Sino Land's joint-venture development, Providence Peak, ...

  7. New World eyes speedy growth with 5-year plan

    Posted Apr 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com New World Development is drafting a five-year strategy aimed at ensuring doubt-digit annual earnings growth- although the conglomerate says the plan does ... a decade, and Sitt Nam Hoi, a former project director with Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP), who New World appointed to head its projects department early last year. Separately, New World would step ...

  8. Number of new flats sinks to four-year low

    Posted Apr 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com The number of new flats completed in the first three months fell to a four-year low, prompting warnings of further price rises. Only 600 apartments were finished, a drop of 77.8 per cent compared with the 2,700 in the fourth quarter of last year, Transport and Housing Bureau statistics show. Sales of new homes remain strong, with only 4,000 flats ...

  9. Dragon breathes fire into new year spending spree

    Posted Jan 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Retail sales ahead of the Lunar New Year are strong on the mainland as consumers fill their shopping bags despite high inflation and the uncertain economic outlook. 'The New Year shopping spree this year is no less strong than previous years,' said Shi Jinhong, head of a Wumart supermarket in Ganluyuan, Beijing. He said daily sales ...

  10. Hotels take a bearish view of the new year

    Posted Jan 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of visitors to the city is expected to surge this year, Li said that would be offset by thousands of new hotel rooms which may be available this year. However, Li said he remained optimistic about ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Local hotel owners do not expect occupancy rates to rise this year and they believe room prices will likely increase at a slower rate than in 2011 due ...




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