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Denise Tsang

Yuk Jie's back, bless her cotton socks

Stocking retailer Au Yuk-ho has returned to hawking her wares from a barrow after sky-rocketing rents forced her out of the tiny shop she was renting in Causeway Bay.

Monday, 4 June, 2012, 12:00am

Yuk Jie's back, bless her cotton socks

Stocking retailer Au Yuk-ho has returned to hawking her wares from a barrow after sky-rocketing rents forced her out of the tiny shop she was renting in Causeway Bay.

Known by her customers as Sister Yuk, or Yuk Jie, the uncomplaining 72-year-old is now selling her socks and stockings in front of the 250 square foot store in Lee Garden Road she had rented for 12 years.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

SMEs urged to go north

Small and medium-sized enterprises should adjust their mentality when breaking into the mainland consumer market, according to the Hong Kong Productivity Council.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Canton Fair is looking to emerging nations

Commerce vice-minister Zhong Shan expects a record-breaking number of buyers and exhibitors at the Canton Fair, the mainland's largest trade show.

But he warned of 'more challenging and complicated' prospects for global trade this year.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Slower but cheap wins it for Cambodia's bra makers

Since taking up her factory job in Phnom Penh last month, Mom Sophea has been learning how to stitch sponge cups into bras using a sewing machine.

Sophea, 26, a Cambodian housewife previously a stranger to sewing, is now among the country's 300,000 skilled factory workers, who work eight hours a day, six days a week, for US$61 (HK$476) a month.

22 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Factory growth to slow in 2012 on tight policies

The government has warned of a slowdown in the mainland's factory growth next year, which may ease to 11 per cent, adding pressure on policymakers to ease some tightening measures now in place.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Output falls for 3rd month amid credit squeeze

China's manufacturing activity has shrunk for the third straight month under the weight of the nation's stringent monetary regime, which is expected to continue putting downward pressure on output.

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sinopec bonds to raise 50b yuan to fund projects

Sinopec Corp, whose profits rose 11.9 per cent to 41.17 billion yuan (HK$50 billion) in the first half, said it planned to sell 50 billion yuan in domestic corporate and convertible bonds. Issued on the mainland, they will fund construction of its liquefied natural gas project in Shandong and upgrade several oil refinery projects.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Overseas chaos sees mainland factories heading for another contraction

Mainland manufacturing might contract for the second consecutive month as turbulence on overseas markets batters confidence.

24 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

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