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  1. Business - Banking & Finance - STOCKS

    Relaxed travel rules spark rally in shares of HK retailers

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Beijing celine.sun@scmp.com Relaxed travel rules spark rally in retailers The share prices of Hong Kong retailers surged yesterday on expectations that eased regulations for mainlanders visiting the city would bring more shoppers from across the border. Cosmetics retailers, department store operators, and high-end jewellery and watch sellers, which may benefit from ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. '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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Retail, finance to drive hiring in third quarter

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... are tipped to account for much of the rise, the bulk of recruitment is likely to be seen in the retail sector, where mainland visitors continue to fuel strong demand for luxury goods. Net Employment Outlook- the difference between the percentage of employers looking to boost their headcount and those who are planning cuts- was 27 per cent for both sectors. But retail reported a marginally ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.' ...

  8. HK$4b retail-office tower for Causeway Bay

    Posted Sep 15th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... phoenix, a nearly HK$4 billion retail-office building will rise on the site now occupied by the 46-year-old block, Central Mansion, at the junction of Cannon Street and Jaffe Road. 'The ugly ... a Ginza-style retail complex in Hoi Ping Road, and a site in Tang Lung Street, which will be redeveloped into a commercial tower. In addition, it plans to launch an upmarket block of flats, Gramercy, ...

  9. Foreign brands put city back on retail map

    Posted Jan 18th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Foreign retailers, who previously bypassed Hong Kong when setting up their Greater China operations, are now moving to the city despite a shortage of options and high rents, property agents say. In the past two years, big international brands were reported to be setting up shop elsewhere on the mainland, citing the absence of well-located and reasonably priced retail ...

  10. Companies brace for tough year when any profits will be prized- Retail

    Posted Jan 01st 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... talent and keep a growing flow of customers from the mainland, a senior retailing executive says. 'Hong Kong is still taking a leading role in upscale retail market in Asia,' says ... fast.' Fung says one of the biggest challenges facing the Hong Kong retail industry is how to attract more international brands to open shops in the city. 'Hong Kong's retail industry ...




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