• Short Summary

    The prospects of a bright Christmas this year look dim.

    The impact of the Arab outback?

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    The prospects of a bright Christmas this year look dim.

    The impact of the Arab outback in oil production has prompted many Government to enforce strict measures to conserve energy. High on the list is a ban on outdoor Christmas lighting.

    But the ban had little effect on the manufacture of Christmas lights in Hong Kong.

    For the past few months, Hong Kong's 15 decorative lighting factories have been producing lights for Christmas trees all over the world The factories are small and often very compact, each employing not more than 50 workers.

    Work has continued unaffected by the drop in demand for Christmas lights, because this year's orders were filled as early as October. The factories are now producing lights for next year's holiday season. The factories' owners are reported to be optimistic about the future. Last year they produced over 2,000,000 U.S. dollars (GBP 800,000 sterling) worth of lights. This year, the figure passed 3,000,000 U.S. dollars (GBP 1,200,000 sterling).

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAKNQG7NHNRWQ69HOIQ4MSBFZF
    Media URN:
    VLVAAKNQG7NHNRWQ69HOIQ4MSBFZF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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