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Xiaomi Hong Kong flagship planned

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi will open its first Mi Home Xiaomi Hong Kong retail store later this month.

Sun Art looks to fresh Fields

Chinese hypermarket operator Sun Art Retail Group has bought a controlling interest in Fields Hong Kong, an online retailer of fresh foods and produce.

Tourists drag down Hong Kong retail sales

Official Hong Kong retail sales figures for March show a 2.9 per cent year-on-year fall, blamed on shrinking in-bound tourist numbers.

China to cut consumer good tariffs

China’s government says it will cut tariffs on consumer goods in a bid to get local Chinese to spend more in the mainland.

Shanghai Tang launches fragrance range

Hong Kong born luxury fashion label Shanghai Tang is expanding from fashion and homewares into the fragrance business.

Benoy chosen for IFS China mall designs

Benoy has been chosen to design two further International Finance Square (IFS) malls being developed by Hong Kong property company The Wharf Holdings (Wharf).

‘Go mobile’ urges Alibaba

About 9 million merchants sell 1 billion items on Taobao.com, according to Alibaba, and mobile has become the marketplace’s major shopping venue.

Grace over on Hong Kong bag fees

Hong Kong’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) has warned retailers there will be no more verbal warnings from Friday for not charging plastic bag levies.

Greater China launch for Joseph

A China launch for Joseph, the London fashion brand, is imminent this month.

Ted Baker Hong Kong flagship opens

Ted Baker has opened a new flagship in Hong Kong – inspired by the trams of the territory and the London Underground.

Gucci China blamed for Kering slowdown

Falling sales by Gucci China have eaten into parent Kering’s latest results.

Mongkok raid after Snake powder poisoning

Hong Kong police raided a Mong Kok store and seized illegal medicines after a man was admitted to hospital with poisoning.