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Hong Kong, Macau let down Sa Sa International

Hong Kong-listed beauty products retailer Sa Sa International says its retail and wholesale turnover fell 15.1 per cent in the last quarter.

Hong Kong retail rent slump will last until 2017

The current Hong Kong retail rent slump will continue “until at least 2017,” real estate services company CBRE says in a new report.

AS Watson aims for smiles

Health and beauty retailer AS Watson Group has launched two digital marketing campaigns, a viral video and a “We Smile” web app, to supports its philanthropic endeavours.

Hang Lung pushes ahead in China

Despite a depressed market, Hong Kong’s Hang Lung Properties is boldly expanding in Mainland China with shopping centres.

McDonald’s Asia to sell 2800 restaurants

McDonald’s Asia is preparing to sell some 2800 restaurants across Asia as it introduces a new business model in its fastest growing market.

Taiwan’s Beast Kingdom opens in Hong Kong

Taiwanese-headquartered collectibles and toys retailer Beast Kingdom has opened its second second store in Hong Kong.

HK, Macau drag down Prada profits

Difficult times on Asian markets, especially in Hong Kong and Macau with lower local demand and fewer tourists, have impacted Prada profits.

Hong Kong watch sales: where have they gone?

Hong Kong watch sales have plummeted in the last two years – here is who is buying them now…

Samantha Thavasa opens in Harbour City

Japanese fashion label Samantha Thavasa has opened a store in Harbour City’s Gateway Arcade in Hong Kong.

Ready Flowers surpasses 1 million customers

Ready Flowers has more than 1 million customers across the world, thanks to its collaboration with 4000 florists in more than 90 countries.

Falling Hong Kong retail rents lure Japanese brands

Falling Hong Kong retail rents are luring growing ranks of Japanese and Korean brands into prime locations.

Youk Shim Won opens in Harbour City

Korean art and fashion brand Youk Shim Won has opened its first Hong Kong store, leveraging on the city’s international status to raise its brand image globally.