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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. Retail investors pile into Parkson offer

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson After weeks of shunning nearly every initial public offering to have come their way- aside from the Link Reit- retail investors seem to have worked up the courage to commit some money again. According to market sources, the retail tranche of Parkson Retail Group's up to $1.6 billion offering was 30 to 50 times covered and could be even higher in the end. One ...

  5. Mega IPOs let off rule on larger retail stake

    Posted Nov 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the listing rule governing minimum allocations to retail investors, according to the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing. Sources said the new rule was in response to public criticism that rules ... and the Bank of China, which are expected to raise US$10 billion and US$8 billion, respectively. Under the mechanism, retail investors are automatically entitled to receive more shares from ...

  6. Retail investors rush to bet billions on property IPOs

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

    ... Fiona Lau and Charis Yau Developer Agile and Prosperity Reit the hottest offerings in months, say brokers Retail investors rushed to place bets on listing hopefuls with Agile Property Holdings and Prosperity Real Estate Investment Trust both receiving surprisingly strong retail response in their first offering day yesterday. Mainland developer Agile and yield-play Prosperity ...

  7. September retail sales growth slows to 4.9pc

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Retail sales in September increased by 4.9 per cent over the same period last year, lower than the 6.2 per cent increase in August year on year, according to provisional ... the volume of total retail sales increased by 4.1 per cent in September year on year. Vehicles and parts saw the highest increase in sales, at 12.4 per cent, followed closely by electrical goods ...

  8. Kasen IPO casts shadow over retail offerings

    Posted Oct 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Retail demand for Hong Kong's sizeable pipeline of initial public offerings came into question yesterday after leather furniture and products manufacturer Kasen International Holdings said its retail tranche had been only 23 per cent covered. The company had tried to raise no more than $95.8 million from local public investors, or 10 per cent of its total offer, but ended up ...

  9. Rate rises put retail prices at risk

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ernest Kong Rising interest rates could continue to take a toll on retail property prices next year, according to property consultant CB Richard Ellis. Rick Santos, managing director of CB Richard Ellis' Hong Kong operations, said that prices in the sector would be dragged down if interest rates rise by more than 50 basis points. '[Retail prices] will increase up to 5 per ...

  10. Link Reit locks up $110b in retail orders as rates dull subscriptions

    Posted Nov 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Analysts say long-term view another reason behind fall-off in buyer interest As retail subscription for the $22 billion Link Reit initial public offering closed yesterday, it was clear the response had been significantly below last year's and not enough to boost the size of the public tranche to 50 per cent of the offer. Last year, retail investors ordered $280 ...




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