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  1. Beijing predicts fast recovery for Japan's economy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing The earthquake in Japan will affect Sino-Japanese trade in the short term only, according to China's Commerce Ministry. The Japanese economy would recover ... to China's trade volumes. So in the short term, there will be an impact on bilateral trade,' he said. Then 'Japan's economy will bounce back quickly'. Japanese companies ...

  2. Jittery investors dump stocks amid nuclear fears in Japan

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Amanda Lee, May Chan

    ... of the country's gross domestic product. Investment manager BlackRock expects sharp falls in industrial output in Japan and predicts that the economy may contract in the second quarter. Analysts said ... in Japan's economy. Earlier this year, China officially overtook Japan as the world's second-largest economy after the US. Banny Lam, an economist with CCB International Securities, said ...

  3. Lax rules that let in lashings of sushi may be about to close

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... overseas food market for Japan since 2008, and imports are increasing year on year. In the first half of 2010, the city accounted for 27 per cent of all Japanese food exports, according to figures from the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro). Seafood makes up nearly half of all Japan's food exports and Hong Kong imported 58 per cent more of it between January and November 2010 ...

  4. City's e-economy valued at HK$100b- 5.9pc of GDP

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... just ahead of Singapore, on par with the US and Luxembourg but behind the leading internet economies, which were identified as the Nordic countries, Korea, Japan, Britain and Germany. Daniel ... Lana Lam The government has been criticised for failing to nurture a significant part of Hong Kong's wealth after a study found the internet-based economy is worth almost HK$100 ...

  5. Mainland imports expected to top exports amid uncertainties

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... and tsunami in Japan. 'Despite the many uncertainties on the export side, the US and European economies, such as Germany, should not be worse than last year,' Lau said. But he expected ...

  6. Cathay to offer premium economy from next year

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cathay Pacific Airways has jumped on the premium economy bandwagon with a decision to offer wider seats and more food choices than regular economy seats on all its intercontinental routes. The premium economy seat, a widely adopted product overseas, offers more leg room and recline angle but is cheaper than business class. It is seen as a move by Cathay to capture passengers trading ...

  7. Whale crusader's shark fin swoop

    Posted Jul 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... called home early from the annual hunt. The whale hunts, which Japan says are for scientific purposes, are allowed by the International Whaling Commission as an exception to the 1986 ban on whaling. But opponents say they are a cover for commercial whaling because whale meat not used for study is sold for consumption in Japan. It was Stokes' first Antarctica trip and he said: ...

  8. Japan accelerates expansion in China

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and food department of the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro). 'One of the best ways will be revising the supply chain of Japanese goods and moving production bases further into China, which is one of the most important export markets for Japan,' said Hanada, who was in Hong Kong to attend an international Food Expo. Hanada also said the number of Japanese companies ...

  9. Caution urged over 'failing' economies

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Economists warned yesterday of a gloomy outlook for the global economy and urged investors to remain cautious. Jim Walker, managing director of Hong Kong economic consultancy Asianomics, said the efforts to shore up the embattled eurozone economies were destined to fail. 'Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy are all in deep trouble, so ...

  10. From Japan, with rock, punk, pop- and even rap

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their sound something unique. They've performed live in Japan and abroad, including in Paris at the Japan Expo 2010 there. Shin hopes their performance will bring them closer to their Hong Kong ...




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