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  1. Business - Companies - RETAIL

    Chow Tai Fook eyes 20 per cent growth after 9 per cent drop in sales

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:21am by Keira Lu Huang

    ... as it expects its revenue to grow 5 per cent. Cheng expressed disappointment at the recent protests against mainland tourists. "The wider economy always impacts us heavily," he said. "Recent protests against mainland tourists and the hostile environment it has created have therefore affected some of our stores' sales as such tensions affect Hong Kong's economy ...

  2. News - China - weibo ipo

    Weibo stock debut highlights complicated dance with Chinese censors

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:46am by Reuters

    ... names on social media in early 2012 and introducing new laws prohibiting "rumour-mongering" last September- after the Facebook- and Twitter-fuelled Arab Spring protests swept ...

  3. Business - Economy

    Protests hit Thai tourist industry as Chinese stay away

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:35am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Bangkok Cancellations to Thailand hit holiday industry during Lunar New Year festival as anti-government protests continue to disrupt Bangkok Thai tourism to suffer as Chinese stay away Thai anti-government protests that have shut down parts of Bangkok may cost the nation's tourism industry as Chinese visitors cancel trips during the Lunar New Year holiday ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Hong Kong cannot afford a city state of mind

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:14am by Peter Guy

    ... It reveals profoundly disturbing trends that cripple our ability to compete and innovate in areas like technology and carve out a leading role in the mainland's development. Protests against ...

  5. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    HSBC action to put hunger strikers out of their misery

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 12:29am by Howard Winn

    ... are in occupation without licence or consent". The hunger strike is in support of universal suffrage. The bank's patience for people who use the ground floor of its headquarters as a protest venue appears to have atrophied significantly since the days of the pre-Benny Tai Occupy Central movement. That protest lasted about nine months before HSBC felt sufficiently emboldened to go ...

  6. Business - Companies - RESIGNATIONS

    Mozilla chief quits after furore over his support of ban on gay marriage

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 11:58am by AP

    ... Associated Press Mozilla chief quits after furore over gay rights Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as chief executive and leaving the company following protests over his support of a gay marriage ban in California. The non-profit firm, which makes the Firefox browser, infuriated many employees and users last week by naming Eich head of the organisation. At issue ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Anthony Bolton retires with unfond memories of China

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Howard Winn

    ... public knowledge; despite protestations to the contrary by senior Bloomberg management, the story was spiked and is unlikely to see the light of day. He added that the investigative team had been ...

  8. Business - Companies

    Frankfurt ’Blockupy’ protesters to target ECB and banks

    Posted May 31st 2013, 01:17pm by Reuters

    ... to protest their handling of Europe’s debt crisis. The demonstrations in Germany’s financial capital come ahead of Europe-wide gatherings planned for June 1 and roughly a year after police detained hundreds of people for defying a temporary ban on protests at a similar four-day event in Frankfurt. The movement’s organisers say they aim to “visibly disturb” the usual business of the ECB ...

  9. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Occupy Central is no threat to Hongkong Land's earnings

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 05:16am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp UBS analysts' dire warnings about the protests' potential impact on Hongkong Land tell us more about the investment bank's own earnings Occupy Central is no threat to HK Land's earnings Hongkong Land to be hit hardest by Occupy Central SCMP headline, April 2   I have a sure-win idea for these Occupy Central people. Don't ever occupy ...

  10. Business - China Business - LABOUR

    More vocal Chinese workers give foreign investors pause

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:53am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Social instability in China has become a growing concern for foreign firms as staff protests and politics may jeopardise closing of deals Worker issues ... giant controlled by Thailand's richest man, Dhanin Chearavanont, to cash out of an investment in a retail business in mainland China. Workers at CP Lotus had staged protests over wages ...




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