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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Study shows global connections crucial to Hong Kong's future

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by NICK EDWARDS

    ... Nick Edwards nick.edwards@scmp.com City will have to work doubly hard to maintain connections in China trade, says McKinsey Study shows global links crucial to HK Hong Kong is Asia's most globally connected economy and its trade and finance linkages must be constantly reinforced if the city is to retain the pivotal role it has played in driving the mainland's ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China gets November deadline to help restart ITA talks

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:18am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... they said. An expanded ITA is forecast to boost global trade in information and communications technology products to more than US$5 trillion this year from US$1.2 trillion when the deal took effect ... vice-president for global policy at US advocacy group the Information Technology Industry Council, believes China is in the hot seat. "With the Apec leaders' meeting just around the corner, ...

  3. News - Asia - TRADE

    Free-trade deal signed between Japan and Mongolia

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 11:27pm by AFP

    ... and China, has seen big economic growth in recent years as global firms seek to tap into its vast natural resources. In May, Pyongyang had agreed to reinvestigate the kidnapping of Japanese citizens ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan's exports decline amid weak demand in Asia and US

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... for the first time in four months. Despite the BOJ's rosy outlook on prices, economists doubt its inflation target will be met next year. Economists expect inflation to stay at 1.1 per cent ...

  5. News - Asia - TRADE

    Pacific free-trade talks unlikely to go anywhere until after US midterm polls

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:15am by AGENCIES

    ... elections," said Koya Nishikawa after the chief negotiators wrapped up their meeting without major progress. "Representatives from every country understand it." "Time is really running ... the talks, aimed at creating a free trade zone that would contain some 40 per cent of global gross domestic output, nearly a year ago as a latecomer. Japan seeks exceptional tariffs on some ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Singapore June exports decline after electronics shipments slump

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 12:47am by Reuters

    ... yet to fully materialise. Weak export numbers came in the wake of data earlier this week that showed Singapore's gross domestic product contracted in April-June for the first time ...

  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Big trade gap puts pressure on yuan

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:52am by Victoria Ruan

    ... in economic momentum. The trade surplus narrowed to US$31.6 billion from US$35.9 billion. "The global economic situation has been improving", which meant foreign trade would not see great ... People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan said yesterday the central bank's intervention would only be reduced when global markets were stable. "There's not much room for China ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    South Korea releases disappointing export figures

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:44am by Reuters

    ... to report foreign trade data each month, making its trade figures a useful guide on the current strength of global demand. The ministry was due to release more detailed figures yesterday, including ... fourth-largest economy was softening after a rapid recovery seen over the past year, hampered by weak domestic demand and an uneven global economic recovery. Other indicators released separately ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong exporters hope for better 2014 amid global economic recovery

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 02:32pm by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Improvements in US, EU markets spell good news for next year, the HKTDC says Exporters hope global recovery can boost sales Christmas sales in the United States and European Union- crucial markets for Hong Kong firms- improved last year, raising hopes that the city's export-oriented businesses will get a further boost this year as the global ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Korean export data hints at rebound in global demand

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:03am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Seoul Shipments to the US are expected to be robust but the slowdown in China poses uncertainty Korean export data hints at rebound in global demand South Korean exports grew the most in 15 months in April as demand from the United States firmed, reinforcing recent signs that a recovery in global consumption was gathering pace although China remained a worry. South ...




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