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  1. HK$120m for longer library hours

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Extending operation of 33 public libraries by two hours a day would cost taxpayers HK$120 million, the Home Affairs Bureau says. It gave the figure in a Legco paper released yesterday, in response to lawmakers who urged the government two months ...

  2. Retailer's staff to protest at share listing

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Unionists and staff of South Korea's biggest fashion retailer, E-Land World, will protest in Hong Kong next week against the listing on the city's stock exchange of its mainland arm, E-Land Fashion China. They say the parent company has big debts and exploits workers. Kim Seok-won, a workers' representative, said it had laid off casual workers to avoid putting ...

  3. Retailers stage protest over computer fairs

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Around 60 computer retailers demonstrated outside the Sham Shui Po district council office yesterday against what they call an 'excessive' number of computer festivals. They said an event held in Sham Shui Po in December each year should be the only computer fair. Business was down more than 60 per cent during the last fair, said protest organiser Wilson Shea ...

  4. 70pc feel cheated by supermarket discounts

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... enact laws to prevent retailers from using dishonest methods to set prices and putting up misleading advertisements. ...

  5. Retail blues

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some legislators have urged the government to buy back shares of shopping-centre owner The Link Reit. Given The Link's steep rent rises amid the financial crisis, do you support this proposal? Write to us. ...

  6. Retail boost

    Posted Dec 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An economic adviser to Taiwan's president says Hong Kong should follow the island government's plan to hand out shopping vouchers. Do you believe it would be more effective than a tax rebate? Write to us. ...

  7. A little retail therapy isn't the answer

    Posted Nov 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung When Law Cheung-kwok proposed as a legislator in 1995 that the government give every adult HK$5,000 in cash to help stimulate the economy, the idea was greeted with doubt and ridicule. Doubters questioned its effectiveness and government offic ...

  8. Plastic-bag levy runs into obstacle

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... up a subcommittee to examine the law in detail. The Liberal Party's Vincent Fang Kang, representing the retail sector, was one of the lawmakers who opposed the negative-vetting process. ...

  9. Campaign against French retail giant Carrefour gains strength

    Posted Apr 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk The campaign against French hypermart Carrefour appears to be gaining support with protesters threatening to mount more action against the company's branches on May 1. This comes despite the retailer's management denying allegations it supports independence for Tibet. Carrefour has come under fire on the mainland after the Paris leg of the Olympic torch relay ...

  10. Support for ice-cream licences

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam District councils overwhelmingly support issuing licences to new ice-cream hawkers, a legislator who is lobbying the matter said yesterday. Wong Kwok-hing said 17 district councils had been consulted on the issue and they all backed the move. &# ...




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