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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485546/upbeat-retail-sector-needs-sales-staff
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/495484/small-shops-malls-present-bargain-niche-retailers
  3. Total value of retail sales rises 7pc in July

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

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.32pm: The total value of retail sales in Hong Kong has increased by 7.0 per cent to $17.4 billion in July compared with the same month last year, government figures released on Tuesday showed. The total volume of retail sales in July has increased by 5.6 per cent. The sales volume of electrical goods and photographic equipment increased the most? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/514991/total-value-retail-sales-rises-7pc-july
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510603/retail-investors-get-second-helping
  5. Interest rate rises likely to cool retail speculation fever

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

    ... Foster Wong Confirmor transactions in Hong Kong's retail shops are poised to reach an eight-year high this month but agents expect the trend to slow in the second half as interest rates rise. The number of retail shop transactions surged 23.3 per cent year on year to 2,814 in the first five months of the year. The value of transactions rallied 24.7 per cent year on year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/504454/interest-rate-rises-likely-cool-retail-speculation-fever
  6. Sky-high rents send retailers packing

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Rents for street-level shops in Causeway Bay- among the most expensive in Hong Kong- will taper off in the fourth quarter as major retail chains have stopped signing leases ... Bay had slowed after registering more than a 100 per cent increase in the first seven months compared with a year ago. 'Major retailers have publicly voiced that they prefer to open ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509780/sky-high-rents-send-retailers-packing
  7. A passion for fashion leads to rewarding career in retail

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... IPURSUED A career in stores and retailing straight from university more than 10 years ago. I have a passion for fashion, and I don't like routine. That is why retail suits me, because ... staff, housekeeping and maintenance to stock management and visual merchandising. I always tell staff that 'retail is detail', so I inspect everything before the store opens at 10am, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/513667/passion-fashion-leads-rewarding-career-retail
  8. Retail therapy

    Posted Jul 26th 2005, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Yet, the current drive to promote creativity is starting to bear fruit. Here and there, innovative retail outlets are starting to reshape the urban landscape- from a bohemian cafe to a chic ... multiplying of late. Singapore CityScoops, an independent guide to 'authentic retail experiences', was recently published for local urban adventurers. It highlights a sample of the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509704/retail-therapy
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/526100
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/525825

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