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  1. Retail rents in 16 markets shows sluggish growth

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com Retail rents in 16 major cities in the Asia-Pacific region grew sluggishly in the first quarter as a weakening global economy dampened consumer confidence. ... But this was slightly better than the 0.1 per cent growth in the fourth quarter of last year. CBRE believes the slow growth was caused by the caution exercised by domestic retailers as they pulled back from ...

  2. 'Talks are essential' on retail art space

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kevin Kwong kevin.kwong@scmp.com The chief executive-elect should consult developers on his proposal that they must set aside space in new retail complexes for arts and cultural facilities, the chief of one of the four main property empires says. Adrian Cheng Chi-kong, executive director and joint general manager of New World Development, said yesterday the government would ...

  3. Caution keeps retail and office prices lower

    Posted Dec 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Hong Kong office and retail rents will ease in the first half of next year, as employers and some local retailers become wary of expansion against the backdrop ... pressure in some sub-markets. In the retail market, JLL expects rental growth will slow next year. Although there had been a slowdown in the momentum of retail investment in recent months, JLL said ...

  4. Restaurant closures threaten HK retailers

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu Hong Kong's retail property market may be hit by the possible closure of Japanese restaurants as a result of concerns over Japanese food safety, industry observers have ... forecast Hong Kong retail rents would rise by 26 per cent in 2011. Now Simon Lo Wing-fai, Colliers' director of research and advisory, said he expected rents would rise by 19 per cent in total ...

  5. Retail therapy

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... degree in retail management, which aims to equip managers with up-to-date knowledge about the ever-changing retail market. Dr Sangeeta Narwani, the programme leader, says the course is a golden ... modules that focus on the retail sector,' she says. 'It gives students tailor-made techniques to make better decisions in the retail industry at managerial level.' ...

  6. Retailers bypass HK over cost

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu International retailers are bypassing Hong Kong to open stores on the mainland instead, because of the limited supply and higher cost of prime retail space in the city. ... that are suited to the demands of the international brands because the space they offer fits their business model.' Lower rentals and higher shopping traffic provided an added lure to retailers ...

  7. Retail sales in July jump 14.2 per cent

    Posted Sep 04th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Retail sales in July totalled HK$21.3 billion in Hong Kong, up 14.2 per cent from a year ago, the government said. The Hong Kong Retail Management Association said the result was in line with its own estimates. July's increase is slightly below that of June, when retail sales rose 14.3 per cent to HK$19.9 billion. Retail sales in the first seven months of this year ...

  8. Retail sales surge as stock market boom fuels shopping frenzy

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng The 'golden week' holiday just ended provided a bonanza for Hong Kong and mainland retailers as holidaymakers helped lift sales by up to 40 per cent at some popular outlets. Retailers attributed the surge in sales to the festive mood among shoppers, whose spending power and positive sentiment were buoyed by bullish stock markets. Ports Design, a mainland ...

  9. Reading revival increases retail rivalry

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Megaen Kelly

    ... will give you names of hundreds of book retailers in Hong Kong. Regardless of their size, they sell books to meet different tastes of customers and offer unique services to differentiate from ... operators have embraced the idea of a more spacious, comfortable and modern-looking retail environment with a wider range of products, and take their customers' needs seriously ...

  10. Retailers eager to demonstrate power of service with a smile

    Posted Feb 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In shops and restaurants across Hong Kong, the customer is king like never before. As spending power grows, choice becomes ever more bountiful and competition among rival retailers ever ... Kong Retail Management Association (HKRMA). The awards, in their 20th year, attracted a record 547 nominees, 200 more than in the previous year. And this year, with the opening date ...




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