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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China syndrome: Hong Kong's obsession with mainland developments

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:01am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... Council member Anthony Nightingale give a couple of presentations to Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce members on trends in trade and investment across the region. We would be happy to meet ... and people turn up in droves. Talk about trade, or even worse include a dull reference to "Apec", and the room empties. What else is news, you may ask? Of course, Hong Kong businesses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1416982/china-syndrome-hong-kongs-obsession-mainland-developments
  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong export growth misses forecast

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

    ... Denise Tsang denise.tsang@scmp.com Last year's disappointing gain of 3.6pc amid global weakness fails to dim economists' hopes HK export growth misses forecast Hong Kong ... support Hong Kong's external trade" in the future, a government spokesman said yesterday. "The trade environment is still vulnerable to various uncertainties, particularly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1415298/hong-kong-export-growth-misses-forecast
  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Overlooking services’ key role distorts trade picture

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:29am by PATRICK LOW

    ... is measured in terms of value addition, while trade is measured as gross value. That, for example, makes it look as if Hong Kong's total exports are 225 per cent of national production. Singapore comes in at 200 per cent, Malaysia at 87 per cent and Korea at 57 per cent. These gross export figures are nonsense, because they take no account of the import content of exports. How can Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1463019/overlooking-services-key-role-distorts-trade-picture
  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong exporters hope for better 2014 amid global economic recovery

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

    ... 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 economic recovery gathers pace. Data from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council shows seasonal exports to the US were up 4 per cent last year and also shows a steady improvement in sales ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1393836/hong-kong-exporters-hope-better-2014-amid-global-economic-recovery
  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    More gloom in store for Hong Kong port

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 10:59am by Toh Han Shih

    ... as the world's third-busiest container port to Shenzhen and falling to fourth place this year, Hong Kong is likely to see its business volume drop further next year. Hong Kong has suffered two consecutive years of decline in container throughput, said Sunny Ho Lap-kee, executive director of the Hong Kong Shippers' Council. "[Next year] may see still more negative growth," Ho ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1393024/more-gloom-store-hong-kong-port
  6. News - China - TRADE

    China, Europe reach deal to end Beijing's anti-dumping probe of European wine

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:35am by Reuters, AFP

    ... via dialogue and consultation, China and Europe have been on the correct track to deal with trade friction," Gao said. EU wine exports to China excluding Hong Kong, which EU officials ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1454247/china-europe-reach-deal-end-beijings-anti-dumping-probe-european-wine
  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Exports revive flat Champagne sales

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 01:30am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in London Growing demand from Asia helps offset lag in French consumption Exports revive flat Champagne sales Export demand is likely to drive Champagne sales over the coming decade as any consumption growth in France lags behind that in newer markets overseas including Asia, the French region's trade association says. Mainland China and Hong Kong, while outside ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1454391/exports-revive-flat-champagne-sales
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Namibia seeks to beef up Hong Kong's meat supply

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 10:28am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Namibia seeks to export beef to city Namibia wants to export meat to Hong Kong, and it will be the first African country to do so if its application is approved. A delegation of meat traders from the southwest African country recently met local authorities and applied to export meat to the city, Henry Chan, Namibia's honorary consul in Hong Kong, said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1383850/african-meat-traders-seek-hong-kong-market-share
  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong exports to turn a corner next year, TDC predicts

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 06:13am by JASPER MOISIEWITSCH

    ... predicts The Trade Development Council (TDC) projects a 5.5 per cent rise in the value of Hong Kong's merchandise exports next year. The figure, which puts in the shade the 3.5 per cent increase forecast for this year, shows Hong Kong's exports are back on a path of sustainable, if modest, growth. "The peak of exports was in 2008. Then in the last few months of 2009 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1384710/hong-kong-exports-turn-corner-next-year-tdc-predicts
  10. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Debate in US over trade deficit with China heats up

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 10:07am by Toh Han Shih

    ... resulted in job losses in the US, Larry Qiu Dongxiao, an economics professor at the University of Hong Kong, told the South China Morning Post. "However, China is not the only country ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1453005/debate-us-over-trade-deficit-china-heats

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