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  1. India's protectionist shopping spree

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray Like China, India, too, is on a shopping spree. But whereas the Chinese allow half of the world's 70 top retailers to set up shop, India won't allow any. ... would probably like to give foreign retailers free entry. Wal-Mart, K Mart, Ikea and British provision chain Tesco are eyeing what promises to burgeon into one of the world's biggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/552425/indias-protectionist-shopping-spree
  2. Dodgy data on HK's spending spree should carry a health warning

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Shoppers splashed out on cars, clothing and other consumer goods in April, pushing retail sales up a higher than expected 9.4 per cent year on year to $18.6 billion, ... health, some statistical releases definitely need warnings attached to tell you that the contents are not what they seem. This kind of warning comes along with the retail sales statistics every ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/551540/dodgy-data-hks-spending-spree-should-carry-health-warning
  3. Music retailers battling to tap into download market

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Copyright issues are making it difficult for music retailers to plug into the boom in online digital-music retailing. Emily Butt, director and general manager of HMV Hong Kong and Singapore, said retailers' negotiations with record labels for a digital catalogue were also being complicated by programming and hardware issues. 'We are talking about the standard 99 US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/553347/music-retailers-battling-tap-download-market
  4. Flat growth in retail rents points to slowdown in shopping mall sector

    Posted Jul 12th 2006, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Rental growth at shopping malls slowed in the first half of this year and is likely to remain stable in the second half of the year, with property consultants saying the retail ... growth in shopping malls has been in a state of slowdown this year,' said Jeannette Chan, regional director of the retail department at Jones Lang LaSalle. 'Rental at poorly designed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/556245/flat-growth-retail-rents-points-slowdown-shopping-mall-sector
  5. Retail mergers on cards as competition heats up

    Posted Jan 01st 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Mergers and acquisitions by domestic and foreign players dominated the headlines in China's retail sector last year and are likely to do so again this year as competition heats up in a retail market that rose 13.3 per cent in the first half of 2006 to 3.64 trillion yuan. Foreign retailers, mainly from Europe and America, are spending hundreds of millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577117/retail-mergers-cards-competition-heats
  6. Retail rents rise in big cities

    Posted May 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Retail rents are on the rise in mainland cities, where increased leasing activity has been noted since the beginning of the year. Almost every major mainland market registered a quarter-on-quarter rent increase, said property consultants. With the full liberalisation of the retail sector, foreign businesses had been streaming into the mainland market since early this year, raising ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550022/retail-rents-rise-big-cities
  7. Retail sales soar 9pc by value

    Posted Jun 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JASMINE WANG Updated at 7.01pm: The value of Hong Kong's retail sales in April increased 9.4 per cent year on year to $18.6 billion, the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department showed on Thursday. A government spokesman said the volume of retail sales increased 7.9 per cent, with the sales volume of motor vehicles and parts expanding 15 per cent- the strongest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550954/retail-sales-soar-9pc-value
  8. Retail sales growth slower, but robust

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Retail sales grew by 13.7 per cent year on year last month, slightly down on June's 13.9 per cent growth, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. July marked the second consecutive month of slower growth- retail sales rose 14.2 per cent year on year in May- but it was the fifth straight month that sales growth topped 13 per cent. Retail sales ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560360/retail-sales-growth-slower-robust
  9. Retailers brace for double blow from GST

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... of retail properties are expected to face a double blow to their businesses when the proposed goods and services tax (GST) is launched. Retailers say their operating profits will be hit as they are required to pay the new tax on renting or buying shops. In addition, retailers may also face falling sales revenues as the tax is likely to affect spending powers of shoppers. For shop owners, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/557987/retailers-brace-double-blow-gst
  10. Retail sales growth slower, but robust

    Posted Aug 15th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Retail sales grew by 13.7 per cent year on year on the mainland last month, slightly down on June's 13.9 per cent growth, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday. July marked the second consecutive month of slower growth- retail sales rose 14.2 per cent year on year in May- but it was the fifth straight month that sales growth topped 13 per cent. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/560357/retail-sales-growth-slower-robust

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