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  1. Upbeat retail sector needs sales staff

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Susie Gyopos Promising a vibrant job market, Hong Kong retail sales continue to show healthy growth, thanks to strong local consumption, steady inbound tourism and good business across different types of retail sectors. Year on year, retail sales appear to be on the rise. According to the Census and Statistics Department, retail sales in October and November last year were about ...

  2. Small shops in malls present a bargain for niche retailers

    Posted Apr 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong and Ernest Kong The trend is to subdivide large arcades in prime locations and sell the space for about $1m Opening a retail shop in Hong Kong's glitzy shopping districts has become easier as more property owners subdivide large retail malls into small outlets to lure young entrepreneurs. The malls offer small shops for sale at low prices that attract high ...

  3. Retail investors get second helping

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Georgina Lee

    ... A $200 million tranche of a $1.2 billion, two-year Exchange Fund Note has been singled out for retail investors by the issuer, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), and subscriptions- ... at which they will then be sold to all investors, including retail buyers, and that will then determine the all-in yield. The retail tranche will close on August 10, pricing of the notes ...

  4. Duty-free retailers secretive with their price lists

    Posted Dec 19th 2005, 12:00am by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... no simple answer. For example, Hong Kong promises to match domestic high street retail prices, while Singapore Changi pledges to be cheaper than a range of regional airports. Retailers are often ... The average travel retail website is deemed as 'lousy' by consumer information site www.dutyfreeshoppingindex.com. 'Of all the websites that we have listed, those airport or airline ...

  5. Institutions mop up retail leftovers

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Carmen Chan

    ... the unpopular retail tranche, a source familiar with the situation said. The market had expected the Guangdong-based developer to price its shares at the bottom of the indicative range of $10.70 to $12.03. 'R&F may be able to price the shares a bit higher,' the source said. The retail and institutional books of the offer closed yesterday. The retail tranche, 10 per cent ...

  6. Cosco sails ahead despite retail snub

    Posted Jun 25th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson and Fiona Lau Institutional demand keeps container shipper's offer afloat The retail subscription never really took off, but institutional investors with a longer-term ... upside when the shares start trading, sources said. It was unclear yesterday whether China Cosco's retail tranche, which accounted for 10 per cent of the up to $12.9 billion offer, was fully ...

  7. Midnight mall lights up retail rents

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... with as many as 300,000 people visiting in a single day. With an influx of shoppers visiting the area, agents said retail rents at Kwun Tong Plaza, a shopping centre close to the APM mall, had ... of retail tenants were paying turnover rents. In May, with 95 per cent of tenants open for business, the mall fetched total sales of $168 million. SHKP will kick off an 'eight-digit' ...

  8. China Cosco prices at low end after retail snub

    Posted Jun 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson China Cosco Holdings has priced its initial public offering at the bottom of the range and will sell only 5 per cent to retail investors after demand fell short of the 10 ... major listing candidate to be snubbed by retail investors since Hutchison Telecommunications International suffered the same fate in October last year. Last week, retail investors poured more ...

  9. Retail buyers back on top

    Posted Mar 15th 2005, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Local retail investors have re-emerged as the biggest players in the stock market, according to a Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing survey. It is the first time in four years that they have overtaken overseas institutional investors in turnover terms, according to 422 brokers questioned from October 2003 to September 2004. Local retail investors contributed 34 per cent ...

  10. Diamonds sparkle for Hong Kong retailers

    Posted Mar 01st 2005, 12:00am by Andrea Pawlyna, Judy Ngao

    ... to an influx of tourists from the mainland and the release of pent-up demand from locals following the Sars outbreak. Retail sales were estimated at $7 billion to $9 billion last year, said Lawrence ... of the De Beers group, the world's largest diamond company. The DTC announced another increase of 3 per cent in January this year. These price rises are gradually filtering down to retailers ...




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