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  1. The days after

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode At night, Tokyo's famed Ginza retail and nightlife quarter still looks like an abandoned film set; blackouts and a lack of clientele conspire to extinguish its blare and shimmer. By day, however, signs of life are emerging just over a fortnight since the March 11 earthquake plunged Japan into its worst post-war crisis. On Sunday morning, shoppers came out from ...

  2. Puma is hunting for realistic job-seekers

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Luisa Tam

    ... Luisa Tam Despite rising production, operational and staff costs, and an increasingly competitive sports retail sector, Puma Hong Kong still believes the local market has great growth ... employees, Puma Hong Kong operates eight retail shops in Hong Kong and has more than 300 points of sale. That means staffing is a constant challenge, along with rising rents and production costs. ...

  3. Nation's drive to reduce poverty

    Posted Jan 26th 2011, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... aviation, biotechnology, tourism, nanotechnology, retailing and telecommunications. 'Around the country there is a tremendous energy,' says Gaddam Dharmendra, Consul General of India ...

  4. Guangdong orders another base wage rise

    Posted Jan 21st 2011, 12:00am by Denise Tsang, Mimi Lau

    ... that costs are rising rapidly in China.' Michael Tien Puk-sun, a Hong Kong fashion retailer and a Guangdong People's Political Consultative Conference representative, said manufacturers ...

  5. New offices on British architectural firm's mainland blueprint

    Posted Dec 13th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... retail mall. Benoy recently won three new deals: the Tongzhou Centre in Beijing- an office-hotel-residential development; the mixed-use Raffles City in Shenzhen; and the White Magnolia Plaza in Shanghai- a retail development connected to the city's metro system. Founded in 1947 in Newark, Nottinghamshire, Benoy forged its reputation for designing large-scale retail and commercial ...

  6. Small-business brokerage profits from shift in city's entrepreneurial culture

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Andrea Li

    ... focusing on retail, food and beverage and education, have been developed by HKBI. These include small cafes, education centres, convenience stores and confectionery shops. Despite the excitement ...

  7. We should encourage entrepreneurs to use their skills for good causes, tycoon says

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... empire has sailed through change and encompasses some of the key economic sectors in Hong Kong, including property development, telecommunications, retail and energy and infrastructure. It also ...

  8. Timberland plans Asia-Pacific HQ and e-commerce on mainland

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the number of its domestic retail outlets. President and chief executive Jeffrey Swartz yesterday said Timberland also plans to move its Asia-Pacific headquarters to the mainland from Singapore, but did not say when. The need for a sharper focus on China was made apparent last week, when the United States-based company, which has more than 1,000 retail outlets worldwide, reported ...

  9. Wal-Mart finds Elec-Tech plant unsafe

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United States-based retail giant identified 55 incidents of staff injuries in the past 12 months and asked Elec-Tech to decommission all the unsafe machines involved in frequent industrial ... violations' that contravened the US retailer's own code of conduct for suppliers. It said the causes of injuries at the mainland firm's Zhuhai production base, which employs about 6,000, ...

  10. Elec-Tech accused of industrial brutality

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez A local labour rights group wants retail giant Wal-Mart to investigate alleged unsafe conditions at mainland factories operated by its home appliance supplier where frequent industrial accidents have left many workers with severed hands and fingers. The main causes of the injuries at Shenzhen-listed Elec-Tech International's factories are unsafe machines, inadequate ...




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