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  1. News - China - TRADE

    China and Australia wrap up talks on bilateral free trade pact

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 12:06pm by Andrea Chen and Agencies

    ... at the government's economic planning agency the National Development and Reform Commission. "Chinese manufacturers will also greatly benefit from the zero-tariff policies, given Australia's comparatively weak manufacturing industry," he said. But Zhang warned the tariff cut on Australian dairy products would hinder the development of China's dairy firms, embroiled in a number ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    TDC events fair well despite Occupy protests

    Posted Nov 12th 2014, 04:48am by Amy Nip

    ... not dampened the enthusiasm of exhibitors for next year's events, the Trade Development Council's new executive director says. Margaret Fong Shun-man, who took over from Fred Lam Tin-fuk last ... less than 10 per cent of the total attendance. But exhibitors saw little impact, Fong said. Rather, they were cheered by the return of buyers from developed countries such as Japan ...

  3. News - Asia - TRADE

    India wins US support for massive food stockpiling scheme

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 10:55pm by Reuters

    ... jobs- 18 million of them in developing countries. Modi, elected in May, had pulled the plug on the World Trade Organisation agreement four months ago because he objected to a related deal ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China poised to take lead in completing new global tech tariff deal

    Posted Nov 13th 2014, 07:10am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... and strengthen overall semiconductor sector development and growth," Toohey said. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    CY Leung says Hong Kong is in discussions with Beijing over latest Cepa trade deal

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 02:02pm by TIMMY SUNG, Olga Wong

    ... in such areas as the creation of a new research and development institutions, cultural exchanges and weather technology. Hong Kong officials at the meeting included Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, environment chief Wong Kam-sing and development minister Paul Chan Mo-po. Federation of Hong Kong Industries chairman Stanley Lau Chin-ho said businesses were still waiting for the two ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong’s exports to expand 6pc in fourth quarter

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 02:59pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com The Hong Kong Trade Development Council expects the city’s exports to grow 6 per cent year on year in the fourth quarter of this year. Daniel Poon, principal economist at the council, said on Tuesday that the stronger performance of the United States economy should boost Hong Kong exports. The city’s exports for the whole year are expected ...

  7. Business - Money - TRADE

    Shipping stocks rally in Hong Kong as Baltic Dry Index surges

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:45am by JING YANG

    ... been repeatedly proven in the past five years." Windham expects the index to average at 1,500 next year. China Cosco and China Shipping Development, state-owned carriers with sizeable dry ... dual listing barely budged on the mainland. China Cosco edged up 0.26 per cent, with China Shipping Development dipping 1.15 per cent. "A-share investors have much less interest ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong expects to finalise Asean free trade agreement by 2016

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:39am by Chim Sau Wai

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com HK to finalise Asean free trade agreement by 2016 Hong Kong expects to have a free trade agreement with Asean economies in place by 2016, government officials said yesterday as they sketched out a timeline for progress on trade talks that began in July. Gregory So Kam-leung, secretary for commerce and economic development, said that he expects ...

  9. 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 ... mainland firms to play a major role in developing wearable technologies. ...

  10. Business - China Business - TRADE

    KTZ service may help rail take bigger share of Europe-China freight

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:56am by JING YANG

    ... laptops to pharmaceutical products via Khorgos, a border city where China and Kazakhstan are developing a special economic zone. "The reality is that the current traffic of containerised ...




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