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Beauty shop proprietor sentenced

A Hong Kong woman was jailed for four months on a charge of practicing of Chinese medicine in a beauty shop without registration.

New Zealand ice cream pulled from shelves

Hong Kong food safety regulators have found a sample of New Zealand Natural ice cream imported from NZ and a local yogurt sample to contain a coliform count exceeding the legal limit.

Hong Kong climbs competitive rankings

Hong Kong is the world’s second most competitive economy – second only to the US, according to the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Competitiveness Yearbook 2015.

Retailer arrested after another DH raid

A Hong Kong retailer was arrested and medicines seized when police raided a Yuen Long shop.

China duty cuts will hurt Hong Kong

China duty cuts details have been released by the government, with the changes to take effect on June 1.

China’s online cross-border shopping boom

Guangzhou has taken the lead in a pilot cross-border shopping eCommerce scheme, providing both challenges and huge opportunities for Hong Kong businesses.

HKMA steps up online card fraud fight

The HKMA is actively discussing with banks ways to limit the instances of online card fraud in Hong Kong.

‘Poisonous’ kids medicines seized in Sheung Shui

Hong Kong’s Department of Health has seized “poisonous” medicines marketed for children in raids of two Sheung Shui retail stores.

New public holiday in September

Hong Kong’s administration has proposed to designate September 3 this year as a public holiday to mark the 70th anniversary of China’s victory over Japan.

Customs busts fake sportswear ring

A public tip-off has led Hong Kong Customs officers to break a fake sportswear importing and retaling ring in the New Territories. In “a series of special operations” last week offcirs “successfully smashed a syndicate which was actively involved in the sale of suspected counterfeit sporting apparel” Hong Kong Customs said in a media statement. In the operations, Customs successfully intercepted an inbound consignment of suspected counterfeit sporting apparel being smuggled into Hong Kong from n…

Hong Kong minimum wage raised

The Hong Kong Minimum Wage rose from $30 per hour to $32.50 per hour with effect from Labour Day, May 1.

Hong Kong retailer raided for illegal medicines

Hong Kong police and Department of Health officials raided a retail shop in Cheung Chau on Monday for the suspected illegal sale and possession of unregistered pharmaceutical products.