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  1. UN backs City University course on international trade disputes

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Hong Kong is expected to become a training ground for a new pool of experts on international trade disputes now that a City University course has won the backing of a UN body. ... justice, the Law Society and the Bar Association were all enthusiastic about the course. The course is expected to develop a better understanding of international trade agreements and contracts, ...

  2. Four international record firms quit trade group in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Four international record companies have quit the trade group representing the industry in Hong Kong, giving local companies a bigger voice but complicating the fight ... the International Federation of Phonographic Industries (Hong Kong Group) and set up a new organisation. Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, IFPI (Hong Kong Group) chairman Ng Yu said their withdrawal ...

  3. International study backs legal sex trade

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... Agnes Lam and Martin Wong Hong Kong should legalise the sex trade, according to preliminary findings of a three-year study of prostitution in the city and around the globe. But it does ... were willing to pay tax within a regulated industry. 'Therefore, the government might as well legalise it and regulate it like other trades such as catering,' said Elaine Lam ...

  4. Trade surplus to top US$280b for fresh record

    Posted Dec 17th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang The mainland's trade surplus is poised to set another record this year, exceeding US$280 billion for 2008, the country's top planning agency said. The full-year ... The full-year figure suggested a December trade surplus of at least US$24 billion, since the surplus in the first 11 months reached US$256 billion. Last month's trade surplus hit a record high ...

  5. A new trading power emerges

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the world's top exporting nations- the resumption of its talks to join the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (Gatt) in July that year. It went largely unnoticed at the time, as nobody appeared to fully understand what its implications were for the country. This understated beginning was followed by 13 years of ups and downs, culminating in a landmark moment in China's foreign trade ...

  6. State think-tanks forecast slower yuan appreciation, strong dollar

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the dollar to advance as investors considered the dollar a safe haven amid the crisis. Ha Jiming, the chief economist of China International Capital Corp, forecast the yuan would rise 2 per cent ... cent, saying the mainland's fundamentals remained unchanged and there would still be a trade surplus, although not as much as in previous years. 'Even if mainland exports grow ...

  7. Watch on overseas payments tightened

    Posted Nov 20th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and the consistency of cross-border trade and its actual capital flows. Earlier this month, People's Bank of China governor Zhou Xiaochuan did not rule out lowering the yuan's value to shore up ... budged in a month, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System. Mr Lu did not see any signs of capital flight at present, pointing to a record-high trade surplus of US$35.24 billion ...

  8. Mainland trade surplus surprises with sharp jump

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Exporters defy softening demand The mainland's trade surplus rose more sharply than expected to US$16.68 billion last month as exporters continued to defy ... in the last seven months, the mainland's politically contentious trade surplus finally appears to be slowing. The customs administration said imports surged 26.3 per cent on a year earlier ...

  9. Mainland export growth slowing

    Posted Jul 11th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Trade gap rises less than forecast amid higher costs, policy moves and global easing Mainland exports grew at a lower than anticipated 17.6 per cent last month, slowed ... to US$121.53 billion, while imports rose 31 per cent to US$100.18 billion from June last year. That left the trade surplus of US$21.35 billion, a 20.6 per cent increase, lower than expectations ...

  10. Canton Fair predicts 20pc rise in exhibitors

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cent from the April event, according to Wang Junwen, the director general of the China Foreign Trade Centre. Despite slower export growth, the organisers of the mainland's biggest trade ... of the nation's export sector, is scheduled for October 15 to November 6, adding three more trading days to the previous 12. Mr Wang said the fair would also re-work exhibits into 15 categories from ...




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