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  1. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Jobless rate could rise if retail sales keep declining, financial secretary warns

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:03am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Poor April figures and troubling external business factors worry financial secretary Fall in retail sales could cost jobs, Tsang says Hong Kong's unemployment rate of 3.1 per cent may go up if retail sales continue to shrink and the external business environment does not improve, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah warned yesterday. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1528229/jobless-rate-could-rise-if-retail-sales-keep-declining-financial
  2. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Gap to be first US retailer to enter Myanmar market

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 08:47pm by Associated Press in Yangon

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Clothing retailer Gap announces it will manufacture garments at two factories in the Myanmar capital Yangon Gap has announced plans to produce clothing in Myanmar, the first American retailer to enter the market since the Southeast Asian country began its transition to democracy three years ago. Two factories in the commercial capital, Yangon, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1527602/gap-be-first-us-retailer-enter-myanmar-market
  3. News - Hong Kong - SHOPPING

    Drop in retail sales biggest in five years as surge in number of mainland visitors slows

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 11:51pm by Amy Nip, Denise Tsang

    ... Amy Nip and Denise Tsang Figures dip for third month in a row, with trade in luxury items down almost 40pc in April as surge in number of mainland visitors slows Drop in retail sales biggest in five years Hong Kong’s retail sales in April dropped the sharpest in five years, adding fuel to the controversial debate on curbing mainland tourist numbers. Consumption fell 9.8 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1524898/drop-retail-sales-biggest-five-years-surge-number-mainland-visitors
  4. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Property, retail shares fall on fears chief executive will cut mainland visitor numbers

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:16pm by Johnny Tam, Peggy Sito and Tiffany Ap

    ... Johnny Tam, Peggy Sito and Tiffany Ap Chief executive plays down talk of 20pc cut in mainland visitors but property and retail investors don't get message and shop owners cry foul ... But that didn't stop the shares of retailers and property developers falling and retailers crying foul. Leung said the government was "listening to views" about how to handle the annual influx ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520174/property-retail-shares-fall-fears-chief-executive-will-cut-mainland
  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Retail giant Wing On lauded over move to ban ivory sales

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:33am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Animal-rights activists laud Wing On department store chain's decision to kick out tenant engaged in the controversial trade of elephant tusks Retail giant moves to ban ivory sales Retail giant Wing On is banning ivory sales in its stores, in a move hailed as another significant victory in the battle against elephant poaching. The department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1497907/retail-giant-wing-lauded-over-move-ban-ivory-sales
  6. News - World - E-COMMERCE

    TV report alleges gruelling working conditions at online German retailer

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Frankfurt TV journalist worked undercover at Zalando, which denies charges and sues reporter Tough conditions alleged at online German retailer Zalando, a rising European online retailer, has hit controversy in its home country of Germany after an undercover television report claimed gruelling work conditions in one of its logistics centres. A TV journalist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1498377/tv-report-alleges-gruelling-working-conditions-online-german-retailer
  7. News - Hong Kong - BUSINESS

    'Rowdy' protesters thrown out of Link Reit meetings

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Yvonne Liu

    ... and forcing out smaller retailers. Lo Bing-chung, director of corporate communications and external relations, said: "[The Link Watch members] were yelling and throwing papers about during ... majority shareholders." In April, The Link Reit sold Hing Tin Commercial Centre in Lam Tin, Kwai Hing Shopping Centre in Kwai Chung, Wah Kwai Shopping Centre in Pok Fu Lam and a retail centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557671/rowdy-protesters-thrown-out-link-reit-meetings
  8. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    More live-chicken retailers join boycott over prices

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Vendors protest against costs after bird-flu scare; chickens and sympathy in short supply More live-chicken retailers join boycott over prices About half of Hong Kong's estimated 130 chicken retailers will be closed for business this week in protest at soaring wholesale prices, while traders have warned of a further drop in supply expected in coming weeks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481124/more-live-chicken-retailers-join-boycott-over-prices
  9. News - China - ZIMBABWE

    Chinese man in possession of ivory, gold and 33,000 rounds of ammunition arrested in Zimbabwe

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Harare

    ... and retail sectors. Poachers have targeted the country’s elephants, and more than 100 animals were poisoned with cyanide last year for their ivory tusks.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558220/chinese-man-possession-ivory-gold-and-33000-rounds-ammunition-arrested
  10. News - Hong Kong - FOOD

    Live chicken may be off the menu as retailers plan boycott over price rises

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by LO WEI, Emily Tsang

    ... Lo Wei and Emily Tsang Live-chicken retailers plan boycott as prices soar Fresh chicken could be off the menu for the second time this year from Monday as a poultry traders' association urges retailers to suspend sales in protest at soaring wholesale prices. At least 10 of the city's 130 live-chicken retailers have so far agreed to join the boycott, while owners ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1474423/live-chicken-may-be-menu-retailers-plan-boycott-over-price-rises

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