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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Hong Kong retail sales slump by 3.1pc in July as consumers scrimp on luxury

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 05:54pm by Amy Nip

    ... until October, with many protests likely to fall on Sundays, a prime shopping day. "I am not against demonstrations. But it is unavoidable that businesses would be affected," she said. ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Government too weak to fight villagers over small house policy

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:03am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn The weekend saw another outrage perpetrated by indigenous New Territories villagers in protest against government zoning plans. A group of them used excavators and machetes to cut down a mangrove at Tai Ho Wan near Tung Chung, which has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The villagers are concerned that once the area was formally zoned, it would ...

  3. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Luk Fook to expand in prime shopping districts as rent rises ease

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:27am by BLOOM

    ... to HK$7,700 for the year to March from HK$8,700 a year ago, according to a company presentation in June. Protests against mainland tourists and over the election of Hong Kong's next chief ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MACROSCOPE

    Our minds are preoccupied with tiny risks, ignoring the real challenges

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:51pm by DAVID DODWELL

    ... about Occupy Central. Experience from the "Occupy" movements in London and New York suggests damage is negligible, life goes on and the protests dwindle quickly. If our government were ...

  5. Business - China Business - THE INTERVIEW

    Things have changed on mainland, says Grant Thornton boss

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:19am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... then immediately relaunched in Hong Kong under the umbrella of the mainland firm, with Daniel Lin Ching-yee as its managing partner. The exiting partners protested against what they believed would ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - THE VIEW

    How to attract talent and capital

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... exodus; can they point to a single corporation that left because of these protest movements? So, why are some countries more attractive than others for inward investment and able to lure ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    China's households divert 12.7tr yuan to wealth-management products

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 01:06am by BLOOM

    ... Trustee Association said on Monday. Investors have protested outside some banks this year after delays in trust-product payments. Wealth-management products typically require a minimum investment ...

  8. Business - Economy

    Thai recession threat rises as opposition protests delays recovery

    Posted May 17th 2014, 02:02am by BLOOM

    ... the way Thailand was looked at was that the economy ran on a separate track from its politics, but I think that assumption cannot be taken for granted any more." Protests that began ... and the first quarter of 2009 after a global economic slowdown led to an exports slump and anti-government protesters shut down Bangkok's main international airport for more than a week. Overseas ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Let the Hong Kong taxpayer off the hook for a new runway, please

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 12:25am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Hah! Now, you may protest that an airport brings us vast social benefits in such things as tourism and the vanity of being able to call ourselves a transport hub and we cannot possibly set ...

  10. Business - China Business - GAMING

    Macau casinos grapple with slowing revenue and unexpected staff costs

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:10am by TIFFANY AP

    ... people organised by labour group Forefront of the Macau Gaming protested on Tuesday outside Galaxy, asking for everything from a 14th month of salary, bonuses for staff who never arrive late, ...




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