Retail Prices

Three Chinese-language newspapers raise prices, more to follow suit

A Wan Chai newsstand informs readers of the price rise.

The three broadsheets - Apple Daily, Oriental Daily News and The Sun - all increased their prices from HK$6 to HK$7 yesterday.

Monday, 8 April, 2013, 6:16am

Supermarkets offer confusing price 'discounts'

Those crackers may not be such a bargain. Photo: Jonathan Wong

As much as traders doubt the practicality of guidelines over price tags to stop retailers from faking bargains, a stroll through the city's supermarkets shows the status quo can confuse if not mislead shoppers.

4 Feb 2013 - 4:40am 1 comment

Retailers may struggle with price tag and sales tactics guidelines

Caroline Mak Sui-king says the 'original price' requirement would be a problem for some, especially those who sell fresh produce. Photo: Oliver Tsang

The government passed an amendment to the Trade Descriptions Ordinance last year in a bid to stop unscrupulous and misleading sales practices. Now, the Customs and Excise Department is holding a public consultation on its draft guidelines to enforce that law.

4 Feb 2013 - 8:21am

Crackdown on shoplifting gangs

Police have arrested 11 people in a crackdown on three shoplifting syndicates they say used such devices as a luxury sedan and a baby to hide stolen goods. They included managers from two dispensaries alleged to have accepted the stolen goods.

27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


Editorial on prices does not give a balanced picture

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

'Tis the season to buy

It is one of life's quirkier ironies that, in a fashion season defined by luxury and opulence, Asian economies are collapsing, fortunes are floundering - and few, therefore, are in the mood to buy.

20 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Buoyant year for business expected

Business is confident of a buoyant year with expectations of rising employment, improved retail prices and higher profits, according to a survey by Dun & Bradstreet Information Services.

The survey of nearly 500 respondents discovered a rebound in confidence among the territory's retailers.

22 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Property prospects stay dull

THE property market will post a dull performance this year, with interest rates dealing a major blow to price movement, Midland Realty said.

A bearish stock market, lack of investor confidence and credit constraints on the mainland will also have an effect, the property agent said in its latest report.

2 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Mild impact tipped

CHINA'S austerity package should have a relatively mild impact on the country's economy this year, a Bank of East Asia report says.

In its September issue of China Analysis, the bank forecast 12 per cent growth this year, against 12.8 per cent last year.

17 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Small change

THE abolition of the 30 per cent duty on cosmetics announced by the Financial Secretary in this year's Budget could only be translated into a small percentage reduction in retail prices, the Government said. Duty on cosmetic products was based on the imported price of the products or, in the case of locally manufactured cosmetics, on the production value, and not on the retail prices.

22 Apr 1993 - 12:00am