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Gome pulls plug on electrical shops and 100 jobs

A protester's poster says no to foreign labour. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Electrical appliance retailer Gome is closing its six shops in Hong Kong, throwing some 100 people out of work - starting in just 11 days on February 1.

Monday, 21 January, 2013, 4:59am

Chungking Mansions a global business hub

Siby Ismael, director of Marena Corporation, at his office in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Warton Li

Every day around 2pm, the first floor of Chungking Mansions is covered with boxes ready to be picked up for airfreight. Most are heading to Africa. They are filled with the latest models of mobile phones made by little-known brands such as Nasaki, Admet and jFone.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

Tyre dealer fleeced us of millions, suppliers say

A group of tyre wholesalers believe they have been swindled out of more than HK$10 million by a dealer who shut up shop and disappeared at the weekend.

Among the wholesalers are a number of big names, including Michelin, Tong Seng and Dah Chong Hong, according to Eric Wong Ho-chuen, the chairman of the Association of Auto Batteries and Tyres Industry.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Foreign ban on media business to be eased

Foreign companies will soon be allowed to participate in China's lucrative publication distribution business.

The State Press and Publication Administration will release details of a new policy relaxing the ban on foreign investment in the retail and wholesale markets soon after the Lunar New Year.

17 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Chicken importer warns wholesalers

Major chicken importer Guangnan Hong may bypass wholesalers and distribute birds directly to retailers unless wholesalers stop over-charging, it says.

The company is also discussing with mainland authorities whether unscrupulous wholesalers should have their quotas suspended.

4 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Row over resumed chicken imports

A FRESH row over handling of mainland chickens erupted yesterday with the resumption of imports due to begin in six days.

Hong Kong chicken wholesalers refused to accept government proposals to keep birds away from markets for up to three hours until their health can be confirmed.

1 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Wholesalers scorn new coops

New measures to ensure only clean, healthy chickens can be sold at markets could flop because of a row over using costly plastic coops.

Defiant wholesalers have vowed to ignore health advice and continue using old wooden coops for live chickens.

24 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

US stockpiles grow

US wholesale inventory growth of 0.5 per cent topped forecasts for June as worker productivity rose three per cent.

The rise reflected a build-up of durables including cars and furniture as wholesale sales increased 0.8 per cent, led by sales of non-durables.

9 Aug 1995 - 12:00am