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  1. Exports of consumer goods set to decline, warns trade official

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

    ... in payments for the expansion of the Convention and Exhibition Centre, due for completion in April. As the global credit turmoil spread from the US to Europe and Japan- the three core destinations ... downhill rapidly and Japan's outlook doesn't look good either.' Mr Lam said that the dire outlook for Hong Kong's exports was illustrated by the sharp fall in the cost ...

  2. Taiwan export decline slows to 30.4pc but recovery hopes fade

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... for Asia excluding Japan. 'We know the recession dampened global consumer demand, wealth was destroyed and retailers were burning stocks since the collapse of Lehman Brothers. In the meantime, ... with shipments down 30.2 per cent to US$7.05 billion last month or down 36.2 per cent in the first half to US$35.04 billion. Exports to other markets such as the United States, Japan, Europe and six ...

  3. Further pump-priming on cards as exports fall

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... growth target depended on the global economy. The mainland's top three markets- the US, European Union and Japan- all bought fewer Chinese-made consumer goods last month. The US led with a 4.15 per cent decline, while EU purchases were down 3.4 per cent and Japan's were 2.46 per cent lower than a year ago. Merrill Lynch economist Lu Ting did not think the mainland's ...

  4. Industrial output growth slides to new 6-year low

    Posted Oct 21st 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... a sharper decline for the whole of next year as economic contraction is likely to haunt the US, Europe and Japan, the mainland's top three trading partners. 'Industrial output will regain ... slowdown next year because exports will be badly affected by a recessionary US and economic slowdown in Europe and Japan.' The latest industrial output figure was part of a set ...

  5. CKI paying NZ$250m in surprise acquisition of iron sands producer

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... on the west coast of North Island, about 200km south of Auckland, for export to the mainland and Japan. Iron sands is a key resource of titanomagnetite iron ore used as a raw material in making iron. ... reserve of 660 million tonnes, ships 850,000 tonnes of iron sands annually to the mainland and Japan. Some commodity analysts said the profitability of iron sand production hinged largely ...

  6. Mainland industrial production grows 16pc

    Posted Jun 17th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... about slowing global consumer demand. Despite the encouraging data, some manufacturers and economists fear that the worsening economic turmoil in the United States, Europe and Japan could pour ... is holding up well,' JP Morgan economist Wang Qian said. 'But in the near term, there are intensified headwinds, with Europe and Japan following the slowdown in US consumer demand.' ...

  7. VAT rebates on export products raised

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... to haunt the United States, Europe and Japan, the top three consumers of Chinese-made products. 'Very good, very good,' Toys Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong executive ...

  8. Beijing expects export decline for the first half

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... every means to stabilise external trade, expand domestic demand, spur investments and create jobs.' Some economists said China, like other regional economies such as South Korea and Japan ...

  9. Recovery hopes as Taiwan export orders fall less than expected

    Posted May 26th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... 'Taiwan will be the first one in the region to ride out of the exports slump, ahead of South Korea and Japan,' said Morgan Stanley chief economist Wang Qing yesterday. 'The region ...

  10. HK exporters find receptive market in Wuhan

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... are looking to break into the mainland market to reduce reliance on recession-hit markets in the United States, Europe and Japan. Tai Lee Hong, a company that produces cooking sauces for the US ...




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