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  1. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Canton Fair sees strong demand from exporters

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:11am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... of exhibitors at the mainland's largest trade fair has increased for the second consecutive time this year, but organisers remain cautious about the outlook for international trade. The autumn ... booth to show its support. Fair spokesman Liu Jianjun said it was following a call from the central government in May to support steady growth in external trade. The huge demand for exhibition ...

  2. Business - Companies - TRADE

    Electronic gadgets and wearables keep trade fairs busy

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... appetites for the latest gizmos and lifestyle accessories. About 95,000 people visited the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Electronics Fair and electronicAsia events that finished on Thursday ... to running trade fairs, also competes with Alibaba and Amazon for merchants trading their goods on online platforms. The future for wearables is seen as so lucrative that Nasdaq-listed Global Sources ...

  3. News - China - TRADE

    Ebola fears blamed for poor turnout at mainland's largest trade fair

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Fair The number of buyers attending the mainland's largest trade fair was down significantly yesterday, the first day of its autumn session, with the downturn attributed to fear ... on the number of buyers arriving from Africa. "There are indeed fewer people from Africa this time," said Mustafa Morbiwala, a buyer from Pakistan, who was visiting the trade fair ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Battle over state-owned enterprises an issue of fair trade versus economic reality

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Fair trade versus economic reality The status of state-owned enterprises- a long-standing source of trade disputes- has been one of the most contentious issues facing ... with trade and profit as with economic ideology and fundamental outlooks about what constitute fair trade. Despite its latest WTO setback, Washington is certain to continue its fight against SOEs. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRADE SHOWS

    Exhibitors pull out after wine fair relocates due to Occupy disruptions

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Amy Nip

    ... fair relocates About 40 exhibitors have dropped out of an annual wine festival after it was moved from Central to Kai Tak due to the Occupy protests. The change has left the Tourism Board, ... per cent rent discount to stick with the fair but some, including caterers offering snacks, rejected the change. "Some of the companies are located on Hong Kong Island. The others find ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Trade still key to China's economy despite attempts at rebalancing

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:21am by CHIM SAI WAI

    ... largest trade event that has been a gauge for overall export performance, was far from encouraging this time. According to data from the fair, 96,393 buyers visited during the first phase of the autumn session, down 4.7 per cent from the spring session. Exporters at the latest event were pessimistic about the global economy, with most of them saying they thought the trade fair has been ...

  7. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    How Italy's Pitti Uomo menswear trade fair became a vanity project

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Abid Rahman

    ... Abid Rahman life@scmp.com Vanity always in vogue at top menswear fair Pitti Uomo, the international menswear and accessories trade fair that takes place in Florence twice a year, ... Scaccione takes great pride in the influence of Pitti Uomo globally, but even more so in the trade fair's ability to create and safeguard manufacturing jobs in cities throughout Italy. ...

  8. News - China - TRADE

    Canton Fair spring session ends with 9pc rise in orders over October

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Canton spring fair closes on an upbeat note Despite a weak export market, China's trade performance appeared to stabilise during the spring session of the Canton Fair, which finished yesterday. Speaking at the closing press conference, Liu Jianjun, the fair's spokesman and deputy director general of the China Foreign Trade Centre, said the 113th session of the fair ...

  9. Business - China Business - CANTON FAIR

    Online trade challenges but the showcase goes on

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... visitors to the Canton Fair say online trading platforms and rising costs on the mainland are taking the shine off Guangzhou's oldest trade event, others maintain it still has an edge ... goods and manage their businesses in China, said he did not find anything new, either, but the trade fair still had its value. Jenkins, who owns a consultancy and sourcing company named after ...

  10. Relief workers on high alert

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lau Kit-wai The devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan show the magnitude and impact of disasters on human lives and property. According to the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs, last year saw the largest number of p ...




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