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Food court merger plan gets green light

The planned purchase of food court operator Food Junction Management by BreadTalk Group has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS).

Hong Kong retailers warned to report Bitcoin blackmail threats

Police in Hong Kong have warned retailers to be aware of a Bitcoin blackmail operation linked to the ongoing protest activity.

Aeon Stores Hong Kong fined over TV sale

Aeon Stores has been convicted and fined US$123 for failing to inform a customer about its statutory obligation when selling a television set.

Mong Kok ginseng store caught falsifying trade description

Hong Kong Customs officers have arrested a male salesperson of a ginseng and dried seafood shop suspected to have applied a false trade description in the sale of American ginseng.

Counterfeit goods seized at jewellery fair

Hong Kong Customs has conducted an operation against the sale of counterfeit goods at a fair held at AsiaWorld-Expo and seized suspected counterfeit jewellery.

Hong Kong Consumer Council questions struck-through price practices

A Hong Kong Consumer Council survey alleges supermarket chains’ use of struck-through prices are potentially misleading consumers.

Indian traders lobby for ban on Flipkart, Amazon sales

The Confederation of All India Traders is asking the government to ban pending sales events to be held by e-commerce rivals Amazon and Flipkart.

Hong Kong Customs seizes 12,000 pairs of counterfeit sport shoes

Hong Kong Customs seized about 12 000 pairs of suspected counterfeit sports shoes on Monday, with an estimated market value of about $1 million.

India relaxes FDI investment rules

India’s government has recently announced relaxations on single-brand retail’s FDI investments.

Hong Kong fitness-centre scammers jailed

Four Hong Kong fitness-centre scammers were sentenced yesterday after earlier conviction of engaging in aggressive commercial practices.

Yet another Hong Kong counterfeit ring sprung

Customs has smashed another Hong Kong counterfeiting syndicate, this one operating from Tung Choi Street in Mong Kok. About 2600 items of suspected counterfeit goods – including handbags, wallets and belts with an estimated market value of about HKD4.3 million (US$548,000) – were seized during the raid of a fixed hawker pitch and a storage facility.  Customs had earlier receiv…

Arrests made as Hong Kong fitness centres targeted in Customs operation

Customs officers have been targeting unfair trade practices by Hong Kong fitness centres in a special operation codenamed “Tornado” since the end of last year.