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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Canton Fair points to dim outlook for China exports

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 06:19am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... at the autumn session, which closed yesterday, was the lowest in five years. The last time the transaction value fell below US$30 billion was in the spring of 2009, when the trade fair reported ... after weak performance in the first half. September trade data showed monthly exports grew 15.3 per cent year on year, while imports grew 7 per cent, after falling 2.4 per cent in August. ...

  2. News - China - TRADE

    Ebola fears blamed for poor turnout at mainland's largest trade fair

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Fair The number of buyers attending the mainland's largest trade fair was down significantly yesterday, the first day of its autumn session, with the downturn attributed to fear ... on the number of buyers arriving from Africa. "There are indeed fewer people from Africa this time," said Mustafa Morbiwala, a buyer from Pakistan, who was visiting the trade fair ...

  3. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Canton Fair sees strong demand from exporters

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:11am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... in the first half of last year. But the organisers of the trade fair remain cautious about the outlook. Liu said the number of buyers visiting the latest trade fair would be about the same ... of exhibitors at the mainland's largest trade fair has increased for the second consecutive time this year, but organisers remain cautious about the outlook for international trade. The autumn ...

  4. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Outdoor area falls short for trade show exhibitors

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:21am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... since this is the first time [to show outdoor spa equipment], but look around, you only see a few people," said Yang. "I am not sure if the organisers have done their job to promote ... Outdoor section fails to impress fair exhibitors On the first day of the Canton Fair's second phase, a sales representative surnamed Wu stood in a daze beside coils of electrical wiring left ...

  5. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Higher quality trumps higher prices at Canton Fair

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Denise Tsang

    ... cent higher this time than three years ago, when I first came to the trade fair. "But the quality is better, and the [Russian] market is prospering and will be able to digest some price ... is impressed with the improved finishing materials and feels that a 3 per cent to 5 per cent increase in prices is "acceptable". Cubrilo was among nearly a dozen buyers the South China ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong export growth misses forecast

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:35am by Denise Tsang

    ... exports grew more slowly than expected last year, at just 3.6 per cent, but economists see brighter times ahead. The growth, which lagged economists' forecasts of a rise of 4 to 5 per cent, ... of confidence. "Hong Kong exports are likely to remain lacklustre in the first half of this year," he said. "The US market is likely to perform better this year, but we don't see ...

  7. News - China - TRADE

    Canton Fair spring session ends with 9pc rise in orders over October

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... sparked Chinese boycotts of Japanese products. Japan refers to the islands as the Senkakus. Liu also noted that this was the first time that more than 10,000 Indian traders attended the fair. ... This is basically in line with our initial prediction, before the fair opened in April, that we would stabilise the downward trend." Meanwhile, buyers remained wary of placing long-term orders beyond ...

  8. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Loopholes likely to soften solar panel tariff war

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Germany and Italy, an IHS report said. No European nation is expected to rank among the top three markets for the first time, after the EU, still suffering from sovereign debt troubles, slashed ... that of the EU for the first time. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Spaniards ready to fill mainland's wine glasses

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:52am by Candy Chan

    ... of cost," he said. "But it will take time for the mainlanders to get to know more about Spanish brand names. To them, French and Italian wines are better known." He said Spanish wine was already gaining popularity in Hong Kong, with a 5.1 per cent growth in value to HK$67 million in the first eight months of this year- the highest percentage growth among the top 10 wine importers ...

  10. Business - China Business - TRADE

    China exporters at risk as buyers delay paying

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... clientele, are demanding more time to settle their bills. "The cash flow is slowing as our products get more expensive due to yuan appreciation and as wages increase," Lau said. "They ... could quickly find themselves in difficulty," Burton said. While mainland exports beat market expectation, growing 17.4 per cent over the first four months of this year, the Ministry ...




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