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A man, a plan, a canal: Panama rival unveiled

In just a few hours, the world should know more about a mysterious Beijing businessman who turned the global transport world on its ear this month after winning approval to build a US$40 billion canal across Nicaragua, in a direct challenge to the Panama Canal.

In just a few hours, the world should know more about a mysterious Beijing businessman who turned the global transport world on its ear this month after winning approval to build a US$40 billion canal across Nicaragua, in a direct challenge to the Panama Canal.

25 Jun 2013 - 4:45AM
Hong Kong book fair helps local writers crack the mainland China market

Promising young writers at this year's book fair will reach out to new audiences - geographically and through new technology. Ten novice authors will be featured in the July 17 to 23 book fair in Wan Chai, the Trade Development Council said.

Promising young writers at this year's book fair will reach out to new audiences - geographically and through new technology. Ten novice authors will be featured in the July 17 to 23 book fair in Wan Chai, the Trade Development Council said.

6 Jul 2013 - 5:13AM
Silver Base switches tack after plunge into the red

Mainland liquor and cigarette distributor Silver Base will launch cheaper products after reporting a net loss of HK$1.13 billion for the past financial year. The firm reported an 86.9 per cent drop in revenue to HK$390.2 million for the year to March, blaming it on the economic slowdown on the mainland and Beijing's crackdown on corruption.

Mainland liquor and cigarette distributor Silver Base will launch cheaper products after reporting a net loss of HK$1.13 billion for the past financial year. The firm reported an 86.9 per cent drop in revenue to HK$390.2 million for the year to March, blaming it on the economic slowdown on the mainland and Beijing's crackdown on corruption.

3 Jul 2013 - 4:48AM
Good times ending for Hong Kong's retail landlords as rents fall

In On Lan Street in Central, a narrow alleyway that has become home to upscale boutiques, the landlord of a store now occupied by luxury French shoe and bag designer Christian Louboutin initially asked for HK$400,000 a month, but settled for HK$320,000 a month rather than risk losing the tenant.

In On Lan Street in Central, a narrow alleyway that has become home to upscale boutiques, the landlord of a store now occupied by luxury French shoe and bag designer Christian Louboutin initially asked for HK$400,000 a month, but settled for HK$320,000 a month rather than risk losing the tenant.

14 Aug 2013 - 4:03AM
Shop operators take the stairs to avoid high rents

Soaring street-level shop rents are hitting Hong Kong's cheap eateries and mass retailers as jewellers and other luxury brands compete for prime space. To survive, many have been forced to extend their opening hours and move to basements or upper floors after being edged out by luxury labels.

Soaring street-level shop rents are hitting Hong Kong's cheap eateries and mass retailers as jewellers and other luxury brands compete for prime space. To survive, many have been forced to extend their opening hours and move to basements or upper floors after being edged out by luxury labels.

12 Jul 2013 - 4:29AM
As more Chinese men get facials, Hong Kong firms see an opening

Hong Kong-owned toy and clothing manufacturers have been abandoning mainland production bases recently but two mainland service industries - beauty and catering - are looking up for Hong Kong operators.

Hong Kong-owned toy and clothing manufacturers have been abandoning mainland production bases recently but two mainland service industries - beauty and catering - are looking up for Hong Kong operators.

6 Jul 2013 - 3:30AM
Hong Kong food inspection firms urged to profit from mainland China food scares

Food scares please nobody, but safety concerns about foodstuffs from the mainland could prove to be a lucrative business opportunity for Hong Kong inspection companies.

Food scares please nobody, but safety concerns about foodstuffs from the mainland could prove to be a lucrative business opportunity for Hong Kong inspection companies.

14 Jul 2013 - 6:00AM
Developers make space for China mall wars

Welcome aboard a new mainland shopping experience. Global Harbor Mall, a 480,000 square metre megamall complex resembling a giant aircraft, is the future of shopping malls on the mainland - giant, upscale and themed.

Welcome aboard a new mainland shopping experience. Global Harbor Mall, a 480,000 square metre megamall complex resembling a giant aircraft, is the future of shopping malls on the mainland - giant, upscale and themed.

27 Jul 2013 - 5:12AM
15 Jun 2013 - 4:14AM
Chinese commercial vehicle makers target Hong Kong

Sime Darby Motor Services, a subsidiary of the Malaysian multinational, announced that it will be the exclusive distributor in Hong Kong and Macau for commercial vehicles made by Jianghuai Automobile Co (JAC), a company based in Hefei, Anhui province which produces both trucks and passenger cars.

Sime Darby Motor Services, a subsidiary of the Malaysian multinational, announced that it will be the exclusive distributor in Hong Kong and Macau for commercial vehicles made by Jianghuai Automobile Co (JAC), a company based in Hefei, Anhui province which produces both trucks and passenger cars.

9 Jul 2013 - 5:20AM
Macau passes Moody's credit check

Moody's Investors Service maintained Macau's credit rating of Aa3 and a stable outlook for the gambling hub's foreign- and local-currency debt. Moody's Investors Service maintained Macau's credit rating of Aa3 and a stable outlook for the gambling hub's foreign- and local-currency debt.

Moody's Investors Service maintained Macau's credit rating of Aa3 and a stable outlook for the gambling hub's foreign- and local-currency debt. Moody's Investors Service maintained Macau's credit rating of Aa3 and a stable outlook for the gambling hub's foreign- and local-currency debt.

28 Jun 2013 - 4:58AM
Sincere moving its stores above ground level

Sincere is joining a parade of lifestyle retailers and eateries moving upstairs to escape soaring ground-level retail rents.

Sincere is joining a parade of lifestyle retailers and eateries moving upstairs to escape soaring ground-level retail rents.

27 Jul 2013 - 5:02AM
Mrs So's XO sauce among six emerging brands award winners

When she started making XO sauce for family and friends, Patsy Cheong So Ka-wai did not expect it to end up on the shelves of upmarket supermarket chains.

When she started making XO sauce for family and friends, Patsy Cheong So Ka-wai did not expect it to end up on the shelves of upmarket supermarket chains.

20 Jul 2013 - 5:28AM
Lifestyle International expands in China, competes with online retailers

Department store operator Lifestyle International is taking a cautious approach to its expansion on the mainland in the face of increased competition from online retailers and destination shopping malls there.

Department store operator Lifestyle International is taking a cautious approach to its expansion on the mainland in the face of increased competition from online retailers and destination shopping malls there.

30 Jul 2013 - 3:44AM
American brands target growing greying market

American direct selling giants are cashing in on the mainland's ageing population, helped by government policies and the explosive growth of the emerging middle-class willing to spend on beauty products.

American direct selling giants are cashing in on the mainland's ageing population, helped by government policies and the explosive growth of the emerging middle-class willing to spend on beauty products.

26 Aug 2013 - 4:52AM
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