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  1. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Cheaper yuan attracts Canton Fair buyers, but exporters won't count on it

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:31am by Denise Tsang

    ... visit to the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, the twice-yearly mega trade show that began on Tuesday. The volatility of the yuan increased last month when the People's Bank of China allowed the currency to trade up to 2 per cent- from 1 per cent previously- above or below a reference rate against the US dollar that the central bank sets each day. We assume the yuan will return ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Overlooking services’ key role distorts trade picture

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:29am by PATRICK LOW

    ... transactions among and between producers and consumers. Services such as telecommunications, distribution, transport, insurance and banking are central to practically every aspect of economic activity. ...

  3. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Trend of overdue payments sweeps Chinese firms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... a ripple effect across small and medium-sized enterprises and affect the shadow banking sector. Longer payment terms are also indicative of a wider slowdown in the mainland economy. The number ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Chinese exports tumble in February, raising fears of economic slowdown

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... investment projects if growth slows further, given there is limited room for the central bank to loosen policy, Li said. Exports to the United States edged up 1.3 per cent in the first two months ... with a recovery in developed countries. Li said he expected exports to pick up in March. Ting Lu, an economist at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong, said that inflated export data ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China targets 7.5pc growth in 2014 exports

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 12:57am by BLOOM

    ... economies show signs of warming up, uncertainties remain for China's export outlook, such as the recent turmoil in emerging markets," said Liu Xuezhi, an analyst with Bank ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hot money may have artificially boosted China's January exports

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:36am by Victoria Ruan

    ... into the mainland betting on yuan appreciation. The genuineness of the figures became suspicious again," said Liu Ligang, head of Greater China economy at ANZ Bank. Citigroup economist Ding Shuang ...

  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong export growth misses forecast

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:35am by Denise Tsang

    ... as in previous years," said Bank of East Asia chief economist Paul Tang Sai-on. "Emerging markets will face more uncertainty as a result of the US decision to slow its bond purchase programme, or the so-called tapering." Hang Seng Bank economist Ryan Lam estimated exports would grow 6 per cent this year, while Tang tipped a rise of 7 per cent. The Trade Development Council forecast a 5.5 ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan's trade deficit hits record on weak yen, higher energy costs

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:35am by BLOOM

    ... business overseas and also their falling competitiveness, some Bank of Japan board members said in the minutes released yesterday of its December policy meeting. The Topix index was down 2.6 per ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - TRADE

    China's surge in forex reserves prompts calls for monetary reform

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 01:09am by Denise Tsang

    ... trillion by the end of this year, while urging the People's Bank of China to review its monetary regime and encourage more capital outflows. "Rising interest rates may lure more forex ... growth" this year on the back of improved global appetite for investments. "Hot money inflow pressures could still be strong at the moment," Bank of America-Merrill Lynch economist Lu ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Analysts cautious on prospects for China's exports

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 11:58am by Victoria Ruan

    ... and pollution reduction costs as well as yuan appreciation pressures. The yuan gained more than 3 per cent against the US dollar last year. ANZ Bank said the yuan might strengthen to 5.98 against ...




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