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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Does HK$1.38m per sq ft make sense for a shop in Causeway Bay?

The sale of a 130-square-foot shop in Causeway Bay for a record HK$1.38 million per square foot surprised the market two weeks ago.

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014, 1:18am 2 comments

Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

"Merry Christmas and Happy New Year" is probably the most frequently heard greeting these days in offices or on the street in Hong Kong. On the mainland, the story might be a little bit different.

23 Dec 2013 - 8:21am 1 comment

Hotlines spring up for China VIPs to buy luxury goods amid anti-graft drive

I was back in Shanghai for a quick trip recently and dropped by several big shopping centres on Nanjing Road, one of the mainland's busiest streets. Ironically, these shopping centres - and, in particular, the big luxury brand shops inside - didn't look busy at all. They were almost empty.

22 Jul 2013 - 7:25am 2 comments

Chinese shoppers ready to go out and spend more

Optimism about job prospects and personal financial status helped keep confidence high among mainland consumers, who showed a greater willingness to spend in the first quarter, a survey has found.

23 May 2013 - 4:45am

Reading is believing for social media fans

Writing a comment on your Facebook page about the latest mobile phone you just bought or posting a picture on Weibo featuring the new dress you are wearing is not your personal business any more. Increasingly it is influencing other people's buying decisions.

22 May 2013 - 5:30am

More than 50 global retail brands set up shop in Hong Kong in 2012

Fifty-one retail brands set up shop in the city, according to a study by CBRE Global Research & Consulting, which monitored more than 300 new retail openings across Asia-Pacific in 2012.

8 May 2013 - 2:33am

Hong Kong retail rent growth seen at 5pc this year, says consultancy

In its new report, Jones Lang LaSalle says the limited availability of retail space and consequently high rents in prime shopping districts continue to challenge cost-sensitive retailers, many of whom are no longer able or willing to commit to paying higher rents.

1 May 2013 - 3:44am 1 comment

'Golden week' losing its lustre for Hong Kong businesses

The Labour Day holiday got off to a sluggish start, prompting fears that Hong Kong may have lost some of its appeal for free-spending mainland shoppers. About 270 tours arrived in the city, with 900 more expected before the end of the week.

30 Apr 2013 - 8:59am 8 comments

More fast-fashion chains move into Shenzhen shopping centres

The flow of shoppers from Shenzhen to Hong Kong is slowing as more international fast-fashion chains open for business in the border city.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:31am

Local character 'key to keeping Hong Kong's allure'

Hong Kong is losing its edge in attracting mainland shoppers as the city's local character fades from its prime shopping districts, a property consultant warns.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:43am