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  1. Chongqing investors eye shops for best returns

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... shops- is the best investment option no matter how much the central government tries to curb price rises through cooling measures. Echoing the view of many people, Chen said: 'Real estate ... to as much as 10,000 per square metre. Chen has been letting two of his other properties for 1,000 to 5,000 yuan per month. The third, a 50-square-metre shop, was demolished by the government ...

  2. Shop sales fall with investor confidence

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the retail property sector with the sales of shops falling to a 31-month low, property agents said. They said they expected to see property prices ease in response to investor complaints about falling returns. There were 168 transactions involving shops lodged with the Land Registry last month, according to Ricacorp Properties. This represents a 30 per cent decline from September ...

  3. Entrepreneurs see prospects in grey

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will happen in Hong Kong,' Auyeung said. More shops like Sencare's have opened for business in the city in the past few years, selling medical aids such as wheelchairs and sticks, and other ... lifestyle. At present, most fashion shops and retailers target young people. In comparison, there aren't that many shops tailored for the old. I believe there's a lot of room for expansion ...

  4. Chinese buyers shopping for prime NY sites

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li in New York sandy.li@scmp.com Chinese investors are splashing out billions of US dollars in New York as they bet the city's turbulent property investment market will rebound. Prices of commercial properties in the city have plunged by more t ...

  5. Citibank sets up ATMs at 7-Eleven shops

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Besides shopping for beer, ice cream and newspapers, 7-Eleven customers may now also do their banking in selected outlets of the ubiquitous retail chain. Citibank has installed automated teller machines in four 7-Eleven shops, in Wan Chai, Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung and Tsim Sha Tsui, and is planning more. In contrast to overseas markets where banks are moving traditional ...

  6. No more living in a box for one-stop banking shops

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan In the 'flat' world laid out by Thomas Friedman in his best-selling book, nothing can be compartmentalised. Banks that have branched out into financial planning and wealth management services understand this, and with it the importance ...

  7. Shop around for best motor insurance bargains

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are not really worried about it. This kind of cover is just an additional cost that you don't really need.' Car dealers also recommend shopping around for the best quote, either by doing ...

  8. Shopping coupons will enable people to start spending again

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Referring to my letter ('Tax cuts, shopping coupons are appropriate moves in recession', December 1) where I suggested tax cuts and shopping coupons as short-term measures during ... if there is not enough cash coming in and this can cause a chain reaction, with more companies shutting down. As a short-term measure to get consumers buying again, shopping vouchers from public coffers can ...

  9. Interest rate rises likely to cool retail speculation fever

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Confirmor transactions in Hong Kong's retail shops are poised to reach an eight-year high this month but agents expect the trend to slow in the second half as interest rates rise. The number of retail shop transactions surged 23.3 per cent year on year to 2,814 in the first five months of the year. The value of transactions rallied 24.7 per cent year on year ...

  10. Tax cuts, shopping coupons are appropriate moves in recession

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... revenue are being substantially reduced ('Tax cut the wrong move during a serious economic crisis', November 26). He also expresses his disapproval of the shopping coupon initiative ... Economic activities for external trade are down and to sustain the economy through local consumption, shopping vouchers can be a feasible short-term measure for boosting economic activity. Tax cuts ...




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