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Trouble in shoppers’ paradise

This photo taken on Oct. 4, 2014, shows a vendor sitting at a stall selling dresses, umbrellas and bags, near a pro-democracy protest site in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong. From bargain fakes and cheap tech to high-end designer wear Hong Kong is a shopper's paradise--but retailers have taken a huge hit from weeklong mass protests that have brought the city to a standstill.  AFP PHOTO/ALEX OGLE

From bargain fakes and cheap technology to high-end designer wear, Hong Kong is a shopper’s paradise—but retailers have taken a huge hit from weeklong mass protests that have brought the city to a standstill.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Hong Kong stocks fall, others in Asia higher

A woman walks past an electronic board of a local bank showing the Hong Kong share index in Hong Kong Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Global stocks sank under the weight of worries about the possible timing of a U.S. rate hike, economic weakness in China and an impending referendum on Scottish independence. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 1.9 percent to 24,705.36. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Hong Kong stocks fell further Friday as pro-democracy protests entered a second week but most other Asian markets rose ahead of reports on U.S. employment and factory orders.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Sandiganbayan employees walk out to protest higher taxes

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Sandiganbayan employees on Thursday staged a walkout and denounced the government’s move to increase tax deductions of court employees.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Labor group joins anti-power rate hike protest

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The Labor group NAGKAISA joined the chorus of voices denouncing a planned increase in electricity bills in the franchise area of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) due to higher generation charges.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Telcos oppose prepaid SIM card registration plan

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A telecommunication industry group has formally opposed moves by lawmakers to require the registration of prepaid mobile phone SIM cards, saying their businesses will be hurt while the proposed measures would be ineffective in achieving their purpose of promoting public safety and preventing crime.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

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