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  1. Tax-free move fails to spark great interest from consumers

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li The removal of the city's wine tax earlier this year may have signalled the beginning of a new era, but independent retailers and hotels say the move did not significantly affect consumers' buying patterns. 'The tax removal has translated into a more competitive environment for wine retailers but it has not had as huge an effect on consumers. We have seen ...

  2. Keeping a close eye on fashion

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Mikli. Ten of the brands in this year's fair are first time participants, including Germany's MYKITA and Arm Deco from Japan. The other display highlights are Retail and Shop Design, and Equipment and Technology. From appealing shop designs to layouts and fittings, the major exhibits in the section give visitors insight into how eyewear can be sold effectively in a retail setting. ...

  3. Movement in high end

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... industry sources. 'For Swatch Group brands, including Glashutte Original, retail prices in China inclusive of VAT, are about 17 per cent higher than Hong Kong. For other brands in the market, ... retailers in 13 mainland cities by adapting its European training programme to the Chinese market. Mr Sickenberg said: 'We see it as our duty to train retailers and end consumers about ...

  4. Corporation aims to be a world-class champion

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Andrea Li The MTR Corporation is aiming to capitalise on the potential of advertising. 'We have revamped our advertising format and diversified our mix of retail shops to make them ... to Admiralty. Listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange in 2000, the MTR Corporation plans to continue concurrently developing its properties, retailing and stations as they are all integrated ...

  5. Robust banking results belie global slowdown

    Posted Aug 25th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... yuan on the back of higher corporate and retail loan yields. The average yield of corporate loans was up by 94 basis points while retail loans were up 115 basis points in the first half of the year. Interest income from loans and advances to customers soared 61.88 per cent due to the rapid development of the corporate and retail loans businesses, the bank said. As a result, ...

  6. Cash-rich developers 'can ride out market downturn'

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Development, have reported similarly positive interim results in recent weeks due to particularly strong rental growth for offices and retail properties. Swire's 22 per cent rise in its first-half profit can be attributed to the buoyant demand for office space in Hong Kong. Office rental income jumped 35 per cent, with occupancy at close to 100 per cent. Retail rental income also surged 12 ...

  7. PolyU students in demand

    Posted Jun 20th 2008, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... Partnerships) at Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Hotel & Tourism Management. 'Some of our students are also moving outside of hospitality to join banking, retail and property ...

  8. Entrepreneurs get training and support

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... to the SME sector have addressed corporate governance, enterprise risk management, retailing management and yield management. Seminars have dealt with the more immediate business challenges ...

  9. Diploma aims to create a 'greener' corporate mentality

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... that businesses could implement green practices across industries from purchasing to manufacturing, marketing to retail. 'This will not only increase their operational efficiency but will improve ...

  10. Brand new world

    Posted Sep 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... products that were unrelated to soccer,' said Laiman Tam, managing director of Swire Resources, distributor and retailer of 15 international sports brands, including the household names ... products and brand types,' said Darren Tucker, regional manager Asia Pacific for New Balance. The retailer is aiming to open 350 stores in the region by the end of the year. This is certainly ...




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