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Apple reverses bulk-order ban and updates on opening plans

US tech giant Apple has reversed restrictions on buying multiple iPhones from its online store imposed last week.

Anta Sports sets sales and profit records

“From a long-term perspective, the Covid-19 outbreak will not last for an indefinite period of time and consumers’ needs for health and fitness products will definitely be heightened, which will contribute to the group’s swift recovery after the crisis.”

Bankruptcies, store closures dent Li & Fung turnover

Record store closures and bankruptcies in the retail industry dented turnover and profit for supply-chain solutions company Li & Fung.

Link secures its first sustainability-linked loan

Hong Kong Reit Link Asset Management has signed an AU$212 million (US$123 million) five-year sustainability-linked loan with DBS Bank.

Apple limits online sales of iPhone as stocks shrink

Apple has placed restrictions on bulk purchases of its iPhones in some Asian territories after the coronavirus outbreak caused interruptions to supply.

Hong Kong recession sees locals sell off luxury goods

Hong Kong’s economic recession has proved a strong incentive for locals to sell off their luxury goods, according to a report by the Nikkei Asian Review.

Smiggle parent Premier Investments feeling the impact of pandemic

Premier Investments has weathered a string of global crises, including Brexit, Hong Kong protests and Australia’s bushfires to post record sales and earnings in the first half of the financial year.

Luk Fook sales plummet by half in first two months of 2020

Hong Kong jeweller Luk Fook says its sales halved during the first two months of this year as the coronavirus outbreak caused extensive lockdown of mainland Chinese cities.

Asian sales hold up for Samsonite International

A soft North American market saw global sales for luggage maker and retailer Samsonite International slip 1.8 per cent in the December year.

Hong Kong government launches cash relief for retailers from Monday

The Hong Kong government will allocate US$271 million in aid for around 70,000 retailers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Bookstore chain Popular exits Hong Kong, shuttering all 16 stores

Singapore-based bookstore-chain Popular has fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic and shuttered all 16 stores in Hong Kong, effective immediately.

Hong Kong malls join Deliveroo programme to rescue plunging F&B sales

Twenty Hong Kong shopping malls have joined a program launched by Deliveroo to help food & beverage tenants survive the coronavirus by expanding their delivery business.