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QE2 docks as a hotel in Dubai

Visitors take photos of the Queen Elizabeth II luxury cruise liner, also known as the QE2, docked at Port Rashid in Dubai. After sailing the Atlantic for nearly four decades, the 294-meter cruise liner has been turned into a 13-deck luxury hotel moored permanently at Mina Rashid in Dubai. The ship — christened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1967 — partly opened yesterday as a hotel with rates ranging from US$163 to US$6,807 per night, a spokeswoman said. When it officially opens in October, visitors will be able to choose from 13 restaurants and bars planned for the vessel. ...

April 19, 2018, Thursday


US retail sales rebound in March on auto buying

US retail sales rebounded in March after three straight monthly declines as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and other big-ticket items, suggesting consumer spending was heading into the...

April 17, 2018, Tuesday


Aussie wine exports of US$2b hit highest in decade

THE value of Australia’s wine exports has hit the highest mark in a decade due to surging demand from China, a report released yesterday found. Wine Australia’s latest Export Report revealed that the ...

April 17, 2018, Tuesday


Tie-up to boost O2O sales

Retail conglomerate China Resources Holdings made another step into the online to offline retail sector by joining hands with e-commerce giant JD....

April 17, 2018, Tuesday


Ctrip eyes call center in Scotland

Nasdaq-listed Ctrip plans to set up its first overseas call center in Scotland as the company aims to provide quality services to meet demand from the booming outbound tourism market, China’s biggest...

April 12, 2018, Thursday


Retailers see faster rise in March sales

Chinese retailers saw faster sales increase last month, according to an official survey....

April 10, 2018, Tuesday


Convenience for eateries

CAFéS and dessert and beverage shops in Minhang District can now get their operation permits within the same day after their application and start operation on the second day due to a service the district ...

April 10, 2018, Tuesday


JD to partner Xiangtan

JD.com said it will invest 10 billion yuan (US$1.6 billion) in Hunan Province’s Xiangtan....

April 9, 2018, Monday


Beijing and Shanghai top cashier-less service use

BEIJING and Shanghai top the number of users of cashier-less vending machines and self-service retail outlets, according to a latest report by the China Commerce Association for General Merchandise. Other ...

April 4, 2018, Wednesday


Ctrip among new players driving into ride-hailing

PASSENGERS in China’s ride-hailing market may benefit from new players driving into the sector unveiling new business models and subsidies, Shanghai Daily learnt yesterday. Ctrip Inc said yesterday it ...

April 4, 2018, Wednesday




 

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