The rain was heavy but it could not cool the fever as more than 4,000 people waited anxiously for a sale in Shenzhen to start.
For shop landlords in Hong Kong this year, bad news is never far away. Topping their worries in 2015 has been the decline in the number of mainland tourists, which has taken its toll on shop rentals in the city, pushing up vacancies in prime shopping districts. Now, landlords face heightened concerns after the central government's decision to cut import tariffs on a range of consumer goods.
The elegant home where F. Scott Fitzgerald began writing one of America's most celebrated novels, The Great Gatsby, is on sale on New York's Long Island for just over US$3.8 million.