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  1. Business - Companies

    Japanese firms set to invest more despite sales-tax slump

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:44am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japanese firms set to defy sales tax slump Japanese companies increased their investment plans more than forecast even as a sales tax rise dented sentiment, potentially aiding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to stoke an economic recovery. Large companies across all industries plan to lift capital spending 7.4 per cent in the fiscal year to March, more ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Battle lines drawn as property market slumps

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:54am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Friends turn foes as listing websites and agents fight over charges while falling home transactions hammer revenue Battle lines drawn as market slumps When the market tide turns, friends sometimes become enemies as they fight for a firmer footing. The mainland's real estate website operators are now engaged in a war with property ...

  3. Property - Hong Kong & China - LEASING

    Retailers downsize as luxury sales slump

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 03:37pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Firms switch to a conservative approach in their expansion in HK after a change in mainlanders' spending patterns triggers slump in luxury sales Retailers go for smaller shops Retailers that target mainland tourists are changing their leasing strategy and downsizing to reduce risk after sales of luxury items fell the most in five years. ...

  4. Business - Money

    World Cup to cause slump in market trading as matches take precedence

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 01:10am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Santiago Tournament to cause trading slump as players sidelined If you're planning to trade Chilean stocks during the World Cup, forget it. Though the team has a 1-in-50 chance of winning the month-long tournament, investors on the Santiago exchange are best in the world at ducking away to watch the games. Transactions fell more than 99 per cent when the national ...

  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEBT

    Town's property booms while China slumps

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:39am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Rising debt fuels real estate in a mainland town, highlighting local government's fiscal dangers Town's property booms while China slumps Property prices are booming in an island town of 60,000 people near Shanghai while the market slumps elsewhere. It comes at a cost: swelling borrowing that is threatening local-government finances. Tang Chunmei, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Restaurants fear World Cup slump as Hong Kong fans become night owls

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Businesses fear matches in the early hours will cause sleep-deprived fans to shun nights out World Cup: restaurants may lose on time penalty The soccer World Cup may be starting with a bang for restaurants and bars in Brazil b ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Slump in luxury sales offers little hope rents will become affordable for small shop owners

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:16pm by DENISE TANG

    ... Denise Tsang and Amy Nip Hawker hoping against hope falling rents will see her back in business Luxury slump little joy for little folk The slump in Hong Kong's luxury retail sector does not necessarily mean the return of traditional mom-and-pop shops in prime shopping precincts. But stocking hawker Au Yuk-ho, 73, believes she is a step closer to returning to the tiny ...

  8. Business - China Business - RETAILING

    Slump in China’s wine market forces shake-out, rethink

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:41am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com Mainland wine imports in the first quarter fell 20.7 per cent year on year, forcing suppliers to adopt different strategies to make up for lost sales Austerity drive puts a cork on growth in wine market The s ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Chinese property developers facing 3-year slump as good times end

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:10am by Langi Chiang

    ... Langi Chiang langi.chiang@scmp.com Most agree tough times are ahead, but optimists see recovery later this year if government acts Developers facing 3-year slump as good times end China's current property market downturn will probably last three years and eliminate a third of the players, the founder of a Hong Kong-listed mainland developer said yesterday. His comments ...

  10. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Fashion retailer IT sees profits plunge over Hong Kong slump

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 12:51am by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap tiffany.ap@scmp.com Profits at fashion firm IT drop in HK slump Fashion retailer IT's profit fell 27.3 per cent year on year as it faced rising rental and labour costs in its main markets, and a slowdown in Hong Kong retail spending. Net profit for the year ended February was down to HK$280 million, compared to HK$385 million the year before. Turnover increased ...




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