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  1. News - Asia - ARMS TRADE

    Chinese delegates attend India aviation trade show for first time

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... for the first time. Air Vice Marshal Zheng Yuanlin was heading a five-person group at the five-day Aero India show after New Delhi extended a formal invitation to China last month. "They've confirmed their attendance," an Indian defence ministry spokesman said. "It's the first time India has invited a Chinese delegation from Beijing." The last Aero India in 2011 saw ...

  2. Chinese FDI falls for first time in 9 years

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Foreign direct investment (FDI) from China fell for the first time in nine years in 2011 as the eroding value of businesses in developed nations put merger ... cent to US$124 billion last year, and for the first time investment in services surpassing that of manufacturing. UNCTAD said the amount of capital inflow to the financial sector would rise ...

  3. Top US officials study in China for first time

    Posted Apr 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... batches of officials to the US for similar courses since the 1990s, this was the first time the training had gone in the other direction, said Professor Sun Zhe, the programme's planner ... there is not really discussion. So I think it has been very helpful.' The US officials, many of whom were visiting China for the first time, were also taken to tourist spots such as the Great Wall ...

  4. New jobs in cities top 10m for the first time

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday. This is also the first time that the number of new urban jobs available in a year topped the 10 million mark, with 80 per cent of the volume accounted for by the private sector. ...


    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ratio, a policy which for the first time targets buyers from outside Hong Kong, came as a surprise. But, as experts explain, the new measure is neither likely to stop cash-rich mainlanders, nor ...

  6. China in G7?

    Posted Oct 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should China- whose officials joined a meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bankers for the first time at the weekend- be invited to join the top industrialised nations' Group of Seven? Share your views: write to us. ...

  7. Business - Property - PROPERTY

    China demands property cooling policies be enforced

    Posted Mar 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... for implementing measures on the housing market, as flat prices are expected to post stronger increases Banks are also requested to adhere to the mortgage loan and interest rate requirements for first-time homebuyers, as well as asking second-home buyers for higher down payments and interest rates in cities where prices have surged rapidly. Officials have been asked to keep prices stable and increase ...

  8. China set to unseat US as top e-commerce market

    Posted Mar 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the most popular categories for first-time online buyers are electronics, apparel, and groceries. Around 40 per cent of shoppers in first- and second-tier cities plan to increase their spending ...

  9. Carmakers giving global models a China twist

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Cruze, whose mainland sales surpassed US sales for the first time in September and October. GM's global Buick line also caters largely to the tastes of mainland buyers, and Honda's ... and built with Chinese buyers in mind. 'Before, it was kind of like the China [team] looked at what vehicles GM offered globally and said, 'OK, maybe that will do alright in China', ...

  10. Business - Companies

    China hands Asian memory makers massive bargaining chip

    Posted Jul 04th 2013, 02:22pm by Reuters

    ... the end of August, plans to increase investment next year as it integrates with the Japanese firm. But even as some chipmakers boost investment for the first time in years, few believe the market ... were the sole major buyers of NAND chips used in mobile devices. The two global heavyweights, which focus on the high-end market, are now struggling with slowing growth as this most profitable ...




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