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  1. letters

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... construction work has to start as soon as possible. Stacey Lau, Hang Seng School of Commerce Help withdrawn youths return According to recent research, 10 per cent of teenagers in Japan are hikikomori- ...

  2. Neighbourly advice on regional advantage

    Posted Feb 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This time last year, the competitive threat coming from the Chinese economy loomed large for many of the country's Asian neighbours. Production of high-volume, low-margin goods was moving rapidly to the manufacturing bases of Guangdong province and the Yangtze River delta- along with foreign direct investment that might otherwise have gone into Southeast Asia. For Japan ...

  3. Beijing cuts tax rebates on exports

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan, Kandy Wong

    ... Carol Chan and Kandy Wong Subsidies slashed in bid to curb trade surplus, conserve energy The mainland will slash tax rebates on exports of 2,831 types of products on July 1, in a two-pronged effort to reduce trade friction with other countries and to imp ...

  4. US imports of Chinese textiles decline

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Drop in first two months comes a year after the end of quotas The value of United States imports of Chinese textiles and garments fell slightly in the first two months of this year, the first drop for the period in eight years, according to D ...

  5. Prospect of merger fails to spark surge in stocks

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com A possible merger between the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange did little to lift Japanese stock markets amid euro-zone gloom yesterday. The privately held Tokyo exchange confirmed plans to acquire up to 66 ...

  6. Aeon aims to grow credit card base after bad year

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Japan, but its consumer finance services in Hong Kong have remained relatively small over the past two decades. AEON Credit Service (Asia) said yesterday revenue shrank about 3.5 per cent to HK$1.01 billion in the last financial year, mainly because interest income from loans and revenue from late charges dropped. 'The economy basically started to recover, but borrowing appetite ...

  7. Golden opportunities

    Posted May 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Holliday adds that banks in Tokyo are unlikely to increase their headcounts within FICC this year, having taken on significant numbers last year. Moreover, the Japanese economy is still reeling from the economic impact of the earthquake and tsunami, which is dampening hiring sentiment in all sectors of Asia's second-biggest economy. Meanwhile, all eyes remain on the mainland, ...

  8. Look to Japanese experience for a costly lesson in rebalancing

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Michael Pettis

    ... a larger source of growth for the economy. Japan's initial response to the 1987 stock market crash in the United States, which brought with it a sharp contraction in the US trade deficit, ... certainly at the cost of exacerbating the underlying imbalance in Japan's economy. Higher investment was likely also to mean more misallocated investment and higher debt levels, ...

  9. Dongfeng Nissan plans Guangzhou plant

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Kandy Wong

    ... Kandy Wong Dongfeng Nissan, the joint venture between Hubei-based Dongfeng Motor and Japan's Nissan Motor, said yesterday it would invest 5 billion yuan (HK$5.67 billion) in a third vehicle plant in Huadu, Guangzhou. Due to be completed in 2012 with a maximum capacity of 240,000 units, the plant will take the venture's total annual production to more than 700,000 ...

  10. Boqi seeks listing first on Tokyo main board

    Posted Jul 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to list on August 8, the source said without giving financial details such as a fund-raising target. Mainland firms have been shying away from Japan's stock markets, due in part ... on the Mothers Board, is based in Hong Kong. Last year, 86 mainland companies listed overseas: 45 in Hong Kong, 26 in Singapore, nine in New York and six in London. However, Japan's stock exchanges ...




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