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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Korean export growth fastest in 9 months

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:18am by Reuters

    ... consecutive month. Meanwhile, separate data out on Wednesday showed annual consumer price inflation in September dipped to 1.1 per cent from 1.4 per cent in August, missing a median 1.5 per cent ...

  2. Business - China Business - TRADE

    China's rising fruit imports push up demand for refrigerated shipping

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by JING YANG

    ... goods that used to be transported by air are now being shipped by sea freight, slashing transport costs and enabling more affordable prices for consumers. The sea-leg transport cost for a about 500 grams of cherries from Chile, which takes more than 30 days to reach Chinese consumers, is only 14 US cents, according to Tim Stout, South America west coast general manager at Hamburg ...

  3. Business - Commodities - TRADE

    China loses appeal against WTO ruling on curbs on trade in rare earths

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:38am by CHIM SAU-WAI, AFP

    ... to follow the ruling. "China will carefully assess the ruling [and] continue to improve its management of resource-consuming products in a WTO-consistent manner," the Ministry of Commerce ... government has been enhancing its management of products that [pollute and consume resources on a large scale]," the ministry said. But the complainants, including the United States, ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan's exports decline amid weak demand in Asia and US

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... the Bank of Japan to ease policy, but if consumer spending also weakened, then expectations for a policy change would increase." Exports to the United States, a key market, fell 2.2 per cent in June from a year ago as more Japanese firms produce goods in other nations, such as Mexico, for US consumers. Car shipments to the United States fell 6.8 per cent. Exports to China, another key ...

  5. News - World - TRADE

    Solar firms in China and Taiwan hit by US anti-dumping duties of up to 165pc

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... of products from China, falling prices and a withdrawal of consumer subsidies in Europe, which has pressured solar companies' margins and sparked a rash of trade cases. "We strongly urge ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan ties won't slow China trade deal, says Australia

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 01:31am by BLOOM

    ... exports to the world's third-largest economy will receive preferential access or enter duty-free, while domestic consumers will benefit from cheaper car parts and household items, according ...

  7. Business - China Business - TRADE

    China's taste for salmon boosts air shipments

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by BLOOM

    ... to Asia, he said. China is consuming more Western food and produce as the country's per capita income is poised to double by 2020. The growing middle class is eating more KFC, McDonald's ... In absolute terms, China already has the world's largest middle class, defined by the World Bank as consuming between US$10 and US$100 a day. About 11 per cent of China's population falls ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    South Korean current account surplus surges to new record in April

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:10am by Reuters

    ... then as the global economy gains traction," said Park Sang-hyun, chief economist at HI Investment & Securities in Seoul. Highlighting soft demand at home, a recent consumer sentiment survey ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Chinese consumers go crazy for Californian pistachios

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Chinese consumers love Californian 'happy nuts' China is going nuts for California. At least that's according to some of the weird ... suppliers filled the gap, and Chinese consumers were hooked. As the Chinese market also learns about food safety and quality, they are appreciating the California pistachio versus the bleached shell ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Pyongyang has deep pockets for shark fin from Hong Kong

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... delicacy consumed by North Korean elite. "There is growing income inequality in North Korea and a patronage system by which Kim Jong-un still must satisfy a circle of top elites who ...




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