Commerce

Demonstrators Plan to Occupy Retailers on Black Friday

Some demonstrators are planning to occupy retailers on Black Friday to protest "the business that are in the pockets of Wall Street."

Audi and BMW exports to China booming

Monsters and Critics.com 07.07.2011
Audi and BMW exports to China booming

China remains the key driving force behind demand for luxury vehicles with Germany's premium auto makers reporting Wednesday another surge in sales to the world's biggest car market.


Starbucks Acquires Full Ownership of Starbucks Stores in Central, South & Western China

Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX) today announced the signing of a contractual agreement with Maxim’s Caterers Ltd, its long time joint-venture partner in South China, including Hong Kong and Macau. Starbucks has assumed 100 percent equity of...

EU moves to ban plastic bags

Daily Express 21.05.2011
EU moves to ban plastic bags

THE EU was under fire last night for seeking a ban on plastic shopping bags to fight pollution.


India bans Japan food imports...

Ratnajyoti Dutta Yahoo! News Canada 06.04.2011
India bans Japan food imports...

India has imposed a three-month ban on imports of food articles from the whole of Japan on fears that radiation from an earthquake-hit nuclear plant was spreading to other parts of the country, becoming the first country to introduce a blanket ban.

Japan mulls ban on Fukushima area food products

Japan has confirmed the presence of radioactive iodine contamination in food products from near a crippled nuclear plant and is considering whether to order a halt to the sale of such products from the area, the U.N. nuclear body said on Saturday.


NFL lockout threatens chicken wing business

With NFL owners and players in a standoff, the CEO of one of the nation's largest chicken farms warns that a long-lasting football lockout would be bad news for a gameday staple, the chicken wing.

Aspire Acquires International Online Shopping Mall

Aspire International, Inc. 15.02.2011

Aspire International Inc. (Pink Sheets:APIT) today announced that it has acquired 100% of the assets of Candid Global Resources Hong Kong Limited, a Hong Kong corporation principally engaged in the operation of an international B2C online shopping...


Chinese to buy nearly half of world's luxury goods in 2020: report

Chinese customers are set to account for nearly half the world market in luxury goods and travel by 2020, a report by a Hong Kong-based investment group said Wednesday. CLSA Asia Pacific Markets predicts China's share of global sales in luxury goo...

Asian shoppers thirst for luxury

Peter Day BBC News 25.01.2011
Asian shoppers thirst for luxury

Something quite extraordinary is happening across Asia. In the big cities all across the continent, people are shopping as though their lives depended on it, day after day. In Singapore and Hong Kong, it's been the main leisure pursuit for years. ...


GM's China sales pass US for first time in history

Tom Krisher and Yuri Kageyama Yahoo! Finance 25.01.2011
GM's China sales pass US for first time in history

General Motors Co. sold more cars and trucks in China last year than it did in the U.S., for the first time in the company's 102-year history.

Exclusive: GE CEO says equal access in China crucial

General Electric Co chief executive Jeffrey Immelt said on Wednesday he wants the United States and China to open their borders for truly free trade between the world's top two economies, rather than hiding behind protectionist walls.


Glock Pistol Sales Surge in Aftermath of Arizona Shootings

After a Glock-wielding gunman killed six people at a Tucson shopping center on Jan. 8, Greg Wolff, the owner of two Arizona gun shops, told his manager to get ready for a stampede of new customers.

U.S., Hong Kong Sign Product Safety Agreement

Cathy Yan The Wall Street Journal 11.01.2011
U.S., Hong Kong Sign Product Safety Agreement

Hong Kong customs officials signed an agreement with the U.S. to cooperate and exchange information on product safety amid signs that past problems plaguing toy exports to the U.S. were on the mend.


US shoppers back in Black Friday binge

Shoppers were back in a Black Friday bargain-binging mood, snapping up hoodies and computer laptops at stores, in a turnout that could give the economic recovery more steam.

Florida car dealership offers free AK-47 for truck buyers

SANFORD, Fla -- A Sanford truck dealership is running a special promotion, offering a free AK-47 with the purchase of a used truck.


China says to maintain trade cooperation with Iran

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang told the visiting Iranian oil minister on Friday that Beijing would maintain cooperation with Tehran on existing projects, after the United States called on Beijing to observe sanctions.

Bargain Prices for 'Zionist' Clothes in New Gaza Luxury Mall

While Hamas continues to complain that Gaza lacks building materials, a luxury mall in Gaza City held its grand opening over the weekend. Among the goods on sale are Israeli men's clothing, and items from Turkey, France, and the United States.


Amazon Says E-Book Sales Outpace Hardcovers

GEOFFREY A. FOWLER And JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG The Wall Street Journal 20.07.2010
Amazon Says E-Book Sales Outpace Hardcovers

Amazon.com Inc. said it reached a milestone, selling more e-books than hardbacks over the past three months. But publishers said it is still too early to gauge for the entire industry whether the growth of e-books is cannibalizing sales of paperba...

GM's Auto Sales in China Top US for First Time

General Motors' first-half sales in China, the world's biggest auto market, exceeded sales in its home U.S. market for the first time, according to data released on Friday.



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