It is one of Hong Kong Island's last villages, but a serious lack of sewage facilities is casting a shadow over Pok Fu Lam, while its residents are embroiled in a struggle for recognition of its 150-year heritage.Monday, 15 October, 2012, 11:35am
Banker and charity worker Celene Loo leads me to Novotel Hong Kong Century's coffee shop kitchen. There, we bag up a full tray of chef Lui Tak-cheong's leftover croissants, Danish pastries and pain au chocolat. 'A bit less than usual today,' Lui says with a shrug. 'The restaurant was quite busy this morning.'12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Late one evening at a Starbucks store, a lady traveller was looking for a coffee mug as a souvenir for her daughter - a ritual she followed on every trip. The store manager told her it was out of stock and suggested she come back the next day. The traveller was disappointed - she had an early flight and would not have time to return.6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Workers at 7-Eleven stores may be guaranteed a minimum hourly wage of HK$28, but some of their bosses say they are earning less than that.30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Coming from the family that owns Liu Chong Hing Bank is certainly advantageous for an entrepreneur. But Jennifer Liu Wai-fun, founder and chairwoman of the Caffe Habitu chain, deflects the notion that her wealth and connections carry her business, saying she has to fight for customers like every other entrepreneur.6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Model Amanda Strang ignored the chilly winds blowing through the city last Friday to arrive at the opening ceremony of Starbucks' Christmas Red Cup campaign attired in a pink short-sleeved mini, while actor Louis Koo Tin-lok played it safe with a black down vest with long sleeves.6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
The minnows of the business world usually applaud the introduction of a competition law, seeing it as their shield against huge and predatory monopolies.
Not in Hong Kong.27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Starbucks, the world's largest coffee shop chain operator, has reached an agreement with long-time jointventure partner Maxim's Caterers to take full control of more than half of its retail stores on the mainland.
As part of that deal, Maxim's acquired Starbucks' remaining stake in its business in Hong Kong and Macau, assuming 100 per cent equity in those markets.3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am