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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. Japan earthquake donations

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Red Cross Crossed cheques payable to 'Hong Kong Red Cross' sent to Hong Kong Red Cross, 33 Harcourt Road. Write 'Japan Earthquake 2011' on the back. Online donation at www.redcross.org.hk Inquiries: 2802-0021 The Salvation Army HSBC: 001-032366-002 Bank of East Asia: 015-515-40-400333-1 Bank of China: 012-878-1-044486-6 Hang Seng Bank: 024-385-094180-001 Details ...

  4. Mainland likely to lead rally as global economy recovers

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... best performer was Asia. The region achieved a median growth rate of 76.5 per cent, excluding Japan and the Hong Kong equity category,' says Patrick Li, head of MPF business at the Bank ... says Sally Wong, chief executive of Hong Kong Investment Funds Association. 'The job market, particularly in the United States and other developed economies, is still weak. Although credit ...

  5. Six obstacles stand in way of a healthy economy: expert

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Certain problems must be addressed to keep growth on track, forum told The mainland government must address six problem areas in order to keep the economy on the right track, a top government economist has said. Qiu Xiaohua, deputy director of the National Bureau of Statistics, told an economic forum in Shanghai on Saturday that although the foundation of the economy ...

  6. Kobe experience offers some comfort for Japan

    Posted Mar 14th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... earthquake on Japan's economy. Most of the early analysis on Friday afternoon assumed the effect of the quake on markets and on Japan's economy would be minimal. But sentiment darkened over the weekend as reports described the devastation wreaked by the subsequent tsunami, and as it became clear that the fail-safe systems designed to protect Japan's nuclear power stations from ...

  7. HK sellers cut prices amid crisis in Japan

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... but sellers are now willing to offer more room for negotiation in the wake of the disaster in Japan, which could create uncertainty about the outlook for the global economy.' City One, Sha Tin, ... Sandy Li The nuclear crisis in Japan prompted some Hong Kong home sellers to drop asking prices last week in a bid to secure quick sales, agents say. But the discounts were insufficient ...

  8. As Japan reels, investors may look to HK

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... who have leveraged positions in Japan right now are probably trying to get out. But a disaster like this will require a lot of rebuilding effort, which tends to stimulate the economy; so ... Sandy Li Wary global property investors could turn their attention to Hong Kong and the mainland as they steer away from the real estate market in Japan in the wake of last week's ...

  9. Japan's security concerns are those of the Asia-Pacific

    Posted Jul 28th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate With all eyes on a rising India, an awakened China and a roiling Islam, we tend to take good old solid Japan (still the world's second-largest economy) as a given. But it's a mistake: these are times that try Japan's soul. This brilliant, proud society looks to be at another crossroads. Prime Minister Taro Aso has been ignominiously compelled to call ...

  10. Japan's space programme faces toughest test

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... they did not have sufficient expertise. But by the mid-1980s, when Nasa was developing plans for the International Space Station, Japan was more than willing to contribute. Its economy, under ... Careers, reputations and the future of an industry are riding on today's launch of two satellites, writes Peter Kammerer Japan's space-industry elite are nervous. ...




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