The local economy in retail sector was in its downturn in 2016 relative to 2015 but the economy started to have recovery signs showing in the last quarter of 2016. According to the Report on Monthly Survey of Retail Sales for December 2016 published by the Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the total value of the retail sales for 2016 decreased by 8.1% relative to the same period in 2015, while the total volume decreased by 7.1% relatively. Nevertheless, the retail sector was observed to have gradual improvement in the fourth quarter of 2016, it was performed slightly better than the third quarter of 2016 by 2.3% in total value and 2.6% in total volume.
Mr. LEE Hon Ying, John
aged 70, is the managing director of Cyber Networks Consultants Company in Hong Kong. He was the Regional Director, Asia Pacific of Northrop Grumman-Canada, Ltd. He was previously the director of network services of Digital Equipment (HK) Limited and prior to that, worked for Cable and Wireless (HK) Limited and Hong Kong Telecom. He is a chartered engineer and a member of Institution of Engineering and Technology, the United Kingdom, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and the Hong Kong Computer Society.