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Consumer Behaviour

Baidu searches for growth in deal with online grocer

Baidu, the mainland's biggest internet search service provider, is set to work with a local online retailer backed by American supermarket giant Wal-Mart to tap the country's fast-growing e-commerce sector.

Thursday, 21 March, 2013, 5:20am

Hong Kong consumers expected to spend less on shopping this holiday season

Retailers anticipating big sales this holiday season should instead expect “conservative spending”, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Hong Kong Research Association.

19 Dec 2012 - 5:08pm

Mainland, HK consumers upbeat on promise of more stimulus by Beijing

Despite weak economic data, mainland and Hong Kong consumers are slowly recovering their confidence, amid expectations the new Communist Party leadership will take steps later this year to boost domestic consumption.

22 Aug 2012 - 10:01am

CLP offers power to its people

While some companies operate on the premise that employees must provide outstanding services in return for their monthly pay, CLP believes good service is not only about money.

Andy Luk, senior human resources manager at CLP Power, says it is not even about training, although that is also very important - instead, it is about staff engagement.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Confidence rises to 7-year high

Mainland consumers have signalled stronger confidence in the economy but still remain cautious about their spending, according to a Nielsen survey released yesterday.

Consumer confidence rose to a seven-year high in the first quarter, making the country the fourth most optimistic nation in the 56 markets surveyed.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

HK consumer confidence rising, survey shows

Better job prospects and financial status boosted Hong Kong consumers' confidence in the first quarter, says market research firm Nielsen.

Quarterly consumer confidence rose four points to 103 - a score above 100 is positive - after a decline in two consecutive quarters last year.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Buoyant consumer goods sector amid banking blues

Buoyed by strong retail sales, employers in the consumer-goods sector remain the most optimistic about hiring relative to other segments, a recent Hudson survey revealed.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Rule change would stop firms hoarding land

Mainland property developers should start construction on idle sites within three months of receiving a government order, according to the latest amendments to draft rules aimed at curbing land hoarding.

The Ministry of Land and Resources on Wednesday posted revised draft restrictions - containing 34 rules yet to come into effect - on its website for public comment.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Like there's no tomorrow

The Italians are really very annoying; they are supposed to be in dire economic straits, yet there they are eating and drinking with impressive gusto and seem to be enjoying themselves when they should be looking glum.

Last month, Italy's statistical bureau, Istat, confirmed that Italians were behaving in ways that their northern neighbours simply do not expect.

5 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Chinese retailers to focus on domestic development

Global expansion is unlikely to become a trend for Chinese retailers as they will have their hands full developing their own domestic market, according to International Council of Shopping Centres president and chief executive Michael Kercheval.

26 Oct 2011 - 12:00am