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  1. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Hard times come to gadget Mecca of Huaqiangbei

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng Sagging consumer demand and counterfeiters' failure to keep up has driven many dealers out of business in Shenzhen's famous tech district Hard times come to gadget Mecca of Huaqiangbei Many avid consumers of the latest technology must ...

  2. Sting in the retail

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hongkongers understand well the reasons for the boom. Mainland visitors are spilling across the border, drawn to the city for its zero sales tax and range of shopping choice. Local retailers have been happy to oblige, in particular to sell expensive, high-margin watches and jewellery to mainlanders. The retail boom has had repercussions for the city. People have become accustomed to seeing ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - SHOPPING

    More fast-fashion chains move into Shenzhen shopping centres

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... for international fast fashion [high turnover] brands used to love going to shop in Hong Kong," said Linda Lin Dan, retail services director in Shenzhen for property consultancy Colliers International. ... square-metre store in Coastal City, a shopping arcade in Shenzhen's Nanshan district this summer. The opening will be the third for the American clothing retailer on the mainland and comes just ...

  4. A golden opportunity in store for hk retailers

    Posted Sep 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Working women in Guangzhou are expected to spend an average of 8,000 yuan (HK$9,800) in Hong Kong during the National Day 'golden week' holiday next month, according to a survey commissioned by a major mall dev ...

  5. Mainlanders ring up good times for retailers

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Retailers are celebrating a Christmas bonanza after an army of shop-till-you-drop mainland tourists scoured Hong Kong shops for cosmetics, accessories and electronics. Kerry ... zone to visit Hong Kong had lifted retail sales. The travel industry is speculating that the change could see the city reap an extra HK$5.6 billion a year. Man said most tenants at Mega Box ...

  6. Improving economic situation sees 9.8pc boost in retail trade

    Posted Dec 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Paggie Leung

    ... Dennis Eng and Paggie Leung Shoppers splashed out on more shoes, soft drinks and skincare products as retailers rang up about HK$22.8 billion in October, a 9.8 per cent increase on a year ... 'The expected progressive improvement of the local economy, aided by a more stable labour market, should continue to support consumer confidence and hence the performance of retail trade,' ...

  7. Taking the clothes off their backs

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng and Lilian Zhang When his boss closed his garment factory six months ago, Tao Zhiqiang found himself with no job, little money and a pile of leftover clothes. At its peak, the Shenzhen factory employed more than 300 people, churning out cheap b ...

  8. Hotels, retailers brace for fall-off

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hotels and retailers looking to cash in on mainland tour groups during next week's Labour Day holiday period are expecting a slight dip in business from last year's numbers due to tourist shopping scams. Hong Kong Retail Management Association chairman Bankee Kwan Pak-hoo said Labour Day sales to tourists might shrink 10 per cent year-on-year as a result ...

  9. Shake your retail feather

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Brandon Zatt

    ... Glory, Guomao, Dongmen and Metropop functioning as the retail hubs. To attract a young, free-spending clientele, Metropop owner Carriana brought in a more international mixture of tenants, ...

  10. Shenzhen retail lures HK investors

    Posted Jul 21st 2004, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Kong investors to the retail property sector in Shenzhen, the mainland's wealthiest city. But investors extending their reach into retail shops there are advised to be cautious because ... Realty, on behalf of mainland developer Shenzhen Zulink Industrial. The mall is a one-hour drive from Luohu. Alan Wong, director of DTZ Debenham's retail department in Shenzhen, said ...




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