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Consumer Theory

Teddy two-jobs ... and friends

Many young people have two jobs. Teddy and two of his friends have six jobs between them. Listen to what they say about their work and then answer these questions.


1 How old was Teddy when he left university?

a. 24

Monday, 11 April, 2011, 12:00am

Bargain feast for fashionistas

The fashion outlets at Horizon Plaza carry clothes and accessories from a broad range of top international names such as Armani and United States-label Juicy Couture, with most end-of-season items of these upscale brands available at a fraction of the original prices.

6 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Rising profits

Local property developers are among some of the richest people in the world. The secret of their success is that they are the only developers who know a way to inflate the saleable floor space of an apartment, sometimes by 30 per cent or more, to maximise profits.

4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am


Get your fashion fix on the Web

This site offers styles from Cartier, Chanel, Gucci, Ray-Ban, Salvatore Ferragamo and Versace at reduced rates.

7 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Land-sales system defence mounted

Changes to the list mechanism could destabilise market, warns official

The government says that allowing developers to initiate land sales rather than scheduling regular auctions best reflects market demand, and cautions that reforms to the existing land application list mechanism may destabilise property prices.

14 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Miss Louise

Where? Collins Street is Melbourne's most prestigious shopping district and boasts a range of designer shops, including Chanel, Ferragamo, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Miss Louise is in the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Government's housing figures supply further space for laughter

YOU MAY RECALL seeing the headline on the lead story of our front page on Saturday - 'Flats data demolishes housing supply fears'.

24 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Democrats want property to walk the plank

'The government should monitor and take measures to regulate the prices of private properties so as to eliminate their chaotic fluctuation, which is the result of controlled supply of and speculation on (sic) private properties.'

Democratic Party Manifesto

15 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Developers' fears about oversupply are not allayed

The new property market figures did little to ease developers' concerns over future oversupply problems.

They also called on the government to extend the suspension of land sales for another year. The ban is due to end in November.

1 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

10 things to watch out for when...Buying on credit or hire-purchase

Ownership: In a hire purchase agreement, the seller of the goods is considered the dealer, the purchaser is the leaser and the intermediary finance company the owner. Only once all instalments have been paid does ownership pass to the purchaser.

30 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Baffling conclusion

For anybody who has devoted considerable time to research a topic, there is nothing more discouraging than seeing the fruits of intellectual labour gathering dust on the shelf.

So it is entirely understandable that members of the Law Reform Commission are most unhappy with the fate of their reports. Over the past few years, none has been implemented by the Government.

20 May 2002 - 12:00am

Problem of supply

Matching supply against demand in any market is often a hit and miss game, particularly where the commodity concerned takes a long lead time to produce. In Hong Kong's notoriously volatile housing market, from the moment a site is sold it usually takes three to five years before flats are ready for occupation.

5 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Views sought on consumer law

The Law Reform Commission has urged consumers to have their say on a new law to regulate suppliers of hired or hire-purchase items such as videos, wedding dresses, fridges and other electrical appliances.

22 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Increased consumer protection considered

Home decoration and video rentals are among the services that would be subject to consumer legislation under a Law Reform Commission proposal.

A commission panel has recommended that leasing companies, or those which provide goods as part of their service, should be regulated.

18 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Types of demand for goods, services

Demand in economics is defined as the quantities of a commodity that consumers are willing and able to purchase at various prices during a given period of time when other factors are constant. Individual demand is the demand for a commodity by one single consumer while market demand is the demand for a commodity by all consumers in the market.

16 Nov 2000 - 12:00am