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  1. What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Experts have called for a crackdown on teenage alcohol abuse: Bjorn Berg- The reimposition of duties strikes me as a money-grab and as unfair as it also affects all the people who drink in moderation. Widening age restrictions can be expected to be largely ineffectual since these measures are generally easy to circumvent and often poorly enforced at the point of retail. Restricting ...

  2. Business - China Business

    China’s factory output, retail sales exceed forecasts as inflation rebounds

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 04:14pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg China’s industrial output and retail sales exceeded forecasts last month while inflation rebounded from a 33-month low in signs the economic recovery is accelerating. Factory ... by Bloomberg News. Retail sales growth accelerated to 14.9 per cent, while the consumer price index rose 2 per cent from a year earlier. Today’s reports may reassure China’s new leadership under ...

  3. Retail player seeks move into the mainland

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Retail player China Resources Enterprise is examining about seven acquisition proposals as it seeks to make a bigger push into the competitive mainland market, a senior official says. Chief financial officer Frank Lai Ni-hium said yesterday that proposals in question covered beer breweries, food-related projects across the border and any consumer ...

  4. Dodgy data on HK's spending spree should carry a health warning

    Posted Jun 05th 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Shoppers splashed out on cars, clothing and other consumer goods in April, pushing retail sales up a higher than expected 9.4 per cent year on year to $18.6 billion, ... health, some statistical releases definitely need warnings attached to tell you that the contents are not what they seem. This kind of warning comes along with the retail sales statistics every ...

  5. Mainland retail sales rise 18.8pc to record high

    Posted Dec 13th 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Growing consumer spending stokes worries about runaway inflation Retail sales on the mainland surged 18.8 per cent year on year to a record last month, underscoring rising domestic consumer spending and accelerating inflation. With Beijing encouraging people to spend more in shops and relying less on investment and exports, retail sales have performed strongly since ...

  6. Mainland retail sales growth hits record 22pc

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Rise in consumption may plug slow exports gap Retail sales on the mainland powered ahead at a record pace last month, extending an established pattern of strong spending that could cushion a slowdown in exports as the global economic outlook dims. Retail sales of consumer goods last month rose 22 per cent year on year to 814.2 billion yuan (HK$908.4 ...

  7. Mainland retailers see sales jump 21.6pc despite quake

    Posted Jun 14th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Growth near 9-year high even with shorter May Day break Mainland retail sales shrugged off last month's earthquake and shortened public holiday to grow at nearly the fastest pace in at least nine years, showing further signs China could count on strong domestic spending to cushion a slowdown in exports. Retail sales grew 21.6 per cent year on year in May, ...

  8. Spend-up call working, with retail sales growth fastest in 3 months

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Mainland retail sales grew at their fastest pace in nearly three years last month as rising incomes, a booming stock market and government encouragement of domestic consumption spurred spending. Retail sales rose 15.5 per cent year on year last month to 667.3 billion yuan, the National Bureau of Statistics said yesterday, following a rise of 15.3 per cent ...

  9. Soaring retail sales, M2 feed inflation fears

    Posted Mar 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Surging retail sales and strong money supply growth raised fears yesterday that inflation on the mainland is spiralling out of control, renewing calls for further monetary tightening measures. Retail sales growth in January and last month equalled December's figure of 20.2 per cent, the fastest year-on-year increases since 1996, while the broad M2 ...

  10. Retail sales dip slightly in September

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Hong Kong's retail sales fell slightly in September, after gaining in the previous month, which was only the third increase in more than two years. The government said that retail ... of September retail sales figures is misleading because the Mid-Autumn Festival fell earlier this year, resulting in most pre-holiday shopping being done in August. Since September 2001, monthly retail ...




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