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Retail tycoon pipped in rich list

Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing has been overtaken as Asia’s richest man by another billionaire with retail interests, Wang Jianlin of Wanda Group

Esprit positive as network shrinks

Esprit says its third quarter Asia-Pacific sales were strong despite a massive store reduction.

Xiaomi Hong Kong flagship planned

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

Jean-Paul Hévin combines chocolate, cuisine

French gourmet chocolatier, Jean-Paul Hévin is introducing a unique dining experience combining his brand of world-class chocolates with refined French cuisine for gourmands in Hong Kong as part of “Chocolate Tasting Journey”, available from 11th May 2015 in Boutique et Bar à Chocolat at Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.

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.