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  1. Despite all the criticism, Apec talks gave Asia a shot in the arm

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... and blocking, Asian governments had created a vacuum- making it easy for Mr Bush, armed with forceful arguments, to set the agenda, Dr Feinberg said. 'If Asian countries proceeded with trade ... to address the region's trade and economic concerns, observers said yesterday. Intent on increasing co-operation to prevent terrorism, US President George W. Bush set an agenda ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432048/despite-all-criticism-apec-talks-gave-asia-shot-arm
  2. HK arms dealer flying high

    Posted Oct 19th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... the two had in the broker's office. 'He spoke intimately of the whole spectrum of the arms trade from small arms, to restricted commodities and components, right up to jet fighter ... company is almost entirely registered in Liberia. He has several shelf companies registered in the capital Monrovia. The war-torn city is a known offloading point for the illegal arms trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431586/hk-arms-dealer-flying-high
  3. China's arms deals topped US$3.6b

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... China was the developing world's largest arms customer last year, signing trade agreements worth more than US$3.6 billion, according to a US government report. The Congressional Research Service, the analysis branch of the US Congress, said in its Conventional Arms Transfers 1995-2002 Report, that for the seven-year period, China had signed deals to buy US$17.8 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429271/chinas-arms-deals-topped-us36b
  4. OOIL port arm in Canada implements security charges

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling A terminal operating arm of Orient Overseas (International) Ltd (OOIL) this week applied a security surcharge on each box it handles as industry pressure builds to recover the cost of protecting maritime trade facilities against terrorism. TSI Terminal Systems, a Vancouver-based firm wholly owned by Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa's family's OOIL, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/437988/ooil-port-arm-canada-implements-security-charges
  5. Hutchison's Rotterdam arm will apply security surcharge

    Posted Jul 15th 2003, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... to which by next July had been estimated in some circles to cost the maritime trade industry a one-off US$80 billion, was introduced in December. It requires every port to hire a security officer, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421633/hutchisons-rotterdam-arm-will-apply-security-surcharge
  6. Europe may overtake US as China's top trading bloc

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in their relationship and could benefit technology and travel companies in Europe. Premier Wen Jiabao, European Council president Silvio Berlusconi and European Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy said at a ceremony ahead of the sixth Sino-European summit that they anticipated trade between the two regions to rise to US$150 billion by 2007 and US$200 billion by the end of the decade, from a forecast US$100 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432887/europe-may-overtake-us-chinas-top-trading-bloc
  7. Oil giant to launch trading flagship

    Posted Jul 14th 2003, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... timetable for the trading arm's launch. He also confirmed that the company had last year applied to the Ministry of Commerce for a licence to import and export fuel oil such as diesel. BNP ... China National Offshore Oil - parent of listed dominant offshore oil producer CNOOC - is planning to establish an oil trading flagship to import and export crude oil and refined oil ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/421554/oil-giant-launch-trading-flagship
  8. US-China trade: a political thriller

    Posted Nov 05th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching More than 30 years ago, when the US-China relationship was first forged, its rationale rested on geopolitics. Trade was an afterthought, a not terribly significant adjunct. In fact, when president Richard Nixon first visited Beijing, it was against the law for Americans to do business with China. In the three decades since then, trade has moved to the front and centre ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433508/us-china-trade-political-thriller
  9. Pakistani smugglers thrive on Afghan border's trade routes

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nearly a third of the people, the US$12 to $15 a day that smugglers pay to armed guards and porters is a lot of money. Whether their commodity is carpets, shampoo, guns or people, the ability ... the Pakistani border, where it is believed they are sheltering with tribesmen. Thriving cross-border trade began with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, when tribesmen started supplying Afghans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434534/pakistani-smugglers-thrive-afghan-borders-trade-routes
  10. Cepa seen fuelling trade boom with HK

    Posted Aug 17th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... The amount of bilateral investment, though small now, is rising Closer economic ties between Hong Kong and the mainland should provide a shot in the arm for Indonesia's trade relations with the city. The recently signed Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa) between Hong Kong and the mainland should further enhance the city's status as a free-trade area ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/424960/cepa-seen-fuelling-trade-boom-hk

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