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  1. Beijing warns of 'trade war' over US currency bill

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... disastrous consequences. China, the fastest-growing major economy, has been suggested as a potential saviour of the teetering global economy. 'A trade war would complete the parallel between ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Beijing has warned Washington that it risks triggering a trade war with legislation being considered by the US Senate that would punish China ...

  2. Trade surplus set to exceed last year's

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com The mainland's trade surplus this year is likely to exceed that of last year, making it tougher for the government to balance trade and avoid friction with trading partners. Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen Danyang said yesterday that a higher trade surplus was probable as imports were expected to weaken more than exports. The trade ...

  3. Flagging demand saps China's trade

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com China's foreign trade lost steam last month as external and internal headwinds crimped demand, piling pressure on the government to step up ... show. The trade surplus in June widened by 42.9 per cent year on year to US$31.73 billion, lending some support to the yuan. The currency fell 0.88 per cent from April through June, the biggest ...

  4. Business - Money - CHINA

    Focus on domestic matters

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... likelihood of additional funds flowing to China, as individuals and institutions see lower valuations and a suitable entry point. In parallel, the high risk premium placed on Chinese equities should ... stocks, housing, food retailing and environmental solutions. "Widening the yuan's trading band means there will be greater two-way volatility," says Pearlyn Phau, managing director ...

  5. 10-year high for trade deficit

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com China recorded its biggest trade deficit in a decade last month as imports grew much faster than exports amid uncertainties in the global economy, ... soon. The world's largest exporter posted a trade deficit of US$31.48 billion in February after reporting a US$27.28 billion surplus in January, the General Administration of Customs said ...

  6. US rolls out welcome mat for Chinese

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a China visit to promote Washington's latest initiatives on trade, investment and tourism, Nicole Lamb-Hale, US assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing and services, said China ... last year, its trade deficit with China also surged to US$295 billion as Americans continued to buy low-end consumer goods from China. Computer goods and other machinery are assembled in China ...

  7. Ask our experts

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... yet the market has traded these currencies back to the levels we saw in 2008-09, or at least close to those levels. Additionally, the policy response of the US and Europe to print money puts ... as tempting as it is to draw parallels between 2008 and today, the outlook for the global economy is not quite as bleak this time around. The global financial crisis was triggered by the decision ...

  8. HKMA sets up pilot platform for bond trade

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Pang Sing-tong said the link-up between the clearing houses of the HKMA, Bank Negara and Euroclear would make it easier for investors to trade and settle Asian debt securities, ... and provided banks and investors with 'an efficient and cost-effective access to the bond markets in Malaysia and Hong Kong'. At present, investors wanting to trade dim sum and sukuk bonds ...

  9. China holding up better than monthly figures imply

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Flagging demand saps China's trade SCMP headline, July 11 There is a certain peculiarity of economic statistics that can really help journalists out on a slow news ... cannot do it with a moving average of less than six months. If you want to see the trend in a country's trade balance, and not be thrown off by seasonal distortions, you probably need ...

  10. Lack of incentives cuts into industrial output

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... of Statistics figures showed yesterday. The slowdown ran parallel to the 11.5 percentage point drop in export growth last month compared with July. Exports still rose 22.7 per cent to US$111.3 billion in August from a year earlier. 'Trade surplus growth slowed in August partly due to a higher base last year, and partly because the government's measures to limit energy-consuming, ...




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