JULY: 23 ushers sacked as Olympia Cinema closed. 200 workers made redundant by Nam Fung Textile. Harbour City Property Management fires 136 staff members. China Motor Bus lays off 40 drivers and technicians after losing 14 of its routes. AUGUST: 70 workers dismissed as Kin San Electronic is liquidated. Fairwood Fast Food and its sister company Mario Restaurant fire 500 workers to cut costs. 80 waiters and cooks lose their jobs at Tin Tin Hot Pot restaurants. Inchcape Pacific axes 250 workers because of a slump in the car industry. SEPTEMBER: Electronics company Varitronix International sacks 110 as part of its move to China. City Chiu Chow restaurant chain lays off 60 staff to cut costs. Sincere department store fires 50 sales assistants and other staff for 'under-performing'. OCTOBER: Elec & Eltek International Holdings dismisses 240 workers as it closes a factory.