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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    How trade really adds up

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:00am by PATRICK LOW

    ... Institute, where I work, recently unpicked the seams of a high-end branded men's jacket that retailed in the United States for US$425. As it was labelled "Made in China", it entered US ... branding, transport, insurance, advertising and retailing, as well as, of course, profit. Manufacturing costs (parts, labour, overheads and so on) added up to US$38, or 9 per cent of the value, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1440804/how-trade-really-adds
  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Chinese exports tumble in February, raising fears of economic slowdown

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... bureau will release combined data on January-February retail sales, industrial output and investment for January and February on Thursday. The figures are expected to show a slightly slower rate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1443953/chinese-exports-tumble-february-raising-fears-economic-slowdown
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Namibia seeks to beef up Hong Kong's meat supply

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 10:28am by Amy Nip

    ... of high transportation costs and fluctuating prices. Now, the city imports fresh beef only from the mainland, and its soaring prices haunt retailers and consumers. The wholesale price for marbled meat rose from HK$2,683 per 100 catties in 2010 to HK$4,690 this year. As winter comes around, the retail price of Hongkongers' favourite hot-pot dish has climbed to HK$180 per catty. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1383850/african-meat-traders-seek-hong-kong-market-share
  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong exporters hope for better 2014 amid global economic recovery

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 02:32pm by Denise Tsang

    ... importers and retailers remained fragile," Poon said. "They are expected to play it safe regarding order size, lead time and pricing, while looking to e-tailing to shore up sales ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1393836/hong-kong-exporters-hope-better-2014-amid-global-economic-recovery
  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong exports to turn a corner next year, TDC predicts

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 06:13am by JASPER MOISIEWITSCH

    ... internet retailers' needs for speedy and reliable delivery. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1384710/hong-kong-exports-turn-corner-next-year-tdc-predicts
  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Exports head for end-of-year bounce

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 02:57am by Anita Lam

    ... in general but some special toys and gadgets had become hits. Garments and apparel were weak, with US retailer chain Wal-Mart and sportswear giant Nike slashing orders amid rising inventory, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1343939/exports-head-end-year-bounce
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Sheung Shui prices soar as mainland traders buy in bulk

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong, Amy Nip

    ... Kristie Wong and Amy Nip Cross-border flood of traders into Sheung Shui inflates cost of shop items by up to 20 per cent Prices soar in bulk-buying frenzy The average price of everyday goods in Sheung Shui is 10 to 20 per cent higher than in nearby distri ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1038591/sheung-shui-prices-soar-mainland-traders-buy-bulk
  8. Business - Companies - TRADE

    Challenges load up for Hong Kong as logistics hub

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 03:56am by Charlotte So

    ... Their destination includes retail outlets as far away as Ulan Bator. Meanwhile, staff at a factory in a shoddy-looking industrial building, in Kwai Chung, are defrosting tonnes of chocolate shipped daily ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1336255/challenges-load-hong-kong-logistics-hub
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Xi's crackdown on cadres sees Hong Kong wine sales sour

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... the wine duty in 2008, the value of wine exports- almost entirely re-exports- rose every year from 2009 to 2011. The first drop, 7.6 per cent, was recorded last year. Local retail sales have also ... little impact, he predicted. Paulo Pong Kin-yee, of retailer-wholesaler Altaya Group, said prices of some trophy wines such as Chateau Lafite Rothschild fell by half last year. But demand from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1299565/xi-crackdown-sees-wine-sales-sour
  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong still favoured by global merchandisers

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... remained more competitive than their cheaper counterparts on the mainland because of their products' design and quality. "We got two big orders, from a French retailer and a German retailer, who are interested in our silicon bow ties. The bow tie itself is not very special, but we pack it nicely in a Martini glass, and immediately it turns into a nice gift," Yeung said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1231831/hong-kong-still-favoured-global-merchandisers

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