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  1. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Cheaper yuan attracts Canton Fair buyers, but exporters won't count on it

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:31am by Denise Tsang

    ... he would raise his prices if the yuan appreciates again. A depreciating yuan means good news for mainland exporters, but some are sceptical the trend will last. Zhongshan Lighting Bird, ... Analysts broadly do not expect any sharp depreciation of the mainland's currency, considering Beijing's ambitions to internationalise the yuan as well as warnings from the United States ...

  2. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Higher quality trumps higher prices at Canton Fair

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Denise Tsang

    ... Morning Post talked to at the opening of the 115th China Import and Export Fair on Tuesday. It will run until May 5 in three phases. The Canton Fair is the mainland's largest trade show, held ... and European Union were either forced to move up the technology ladder and value chain or relocate to remote parts of the mainland or even outside the country. Shenzhen-based bathroom vanities maker ...

  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China returns to trade surplus as imports fall more than exports

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:19am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com China’s exports fell again last month, but imports declined sharply after rising in February – resulting in a turnaround to a surplus while underlining the continuing uncertainty in the outlook for trade. Exports from the mainland fell 6.6 per cent in March from a year earlier, though the contraction narrowed from about 18 per cent ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Overlooking services’ key role distorts trade picture

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

    ... Patrick Low Trade statistics do not report services- and if they did, the numbers would be severely understated- twisting economic perceptions Distorting the big picture In less than a week's time, there will be a rash of commentary on the subject of the latest Chinese trade data and what it says about the health of the mainland's export engine and the state of demand ...

  5. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Trend of overdue payments sweeps Chinese firms

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 06:34am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Benjamin Robertson benjamin.robertson@scmp.com A worsening trading environment is squeezing corporate profitability amid a slowing economy Trend of overdue payments sweeps mainland firms More than 80 per cent of mainland firms selling on credit have had to lengthen payment deadlines and increasingly write off missed payments as bad debt, says a report by Coface that shows ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Exports revive flat Champagne sales

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

    ... 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 the top 10 export markets, are growth areas, with mainland sales more than doubling to two million bottles from 897,000 in 2012 from 2008, while sales in the city rose to 1.58 million from 1.04 ...

  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China syndrome: Hong Kong's obsession with mainland developments

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

    ... David Dodwell Poor attendances at Apec presentations point to danger of HK being overshadowed by mainland developments China syndrome Every year, I and veteran Apec Business Advisory ... are anxious to learn all they can about the mainland. Obviously, for Hong Kong businesses, China's chairmanship of Apec is a big deal. Not only is this year the 25th anniversary of Apec, ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    How trade really adds up

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 11:00am by PATRICK LOW

    ... and so on) that came from mainland China, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. China also supplied the labour to create the finished garment and thereby earned the "Made in China" label, ... trade numbers tell a false tale of the technology content of a nation's exports. With the traditional measure of trade, it appears, for example, as if the mainland is entirely responsible ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hot money may have artificially boosted China's January exports

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:36am by Victoria Ruan

    ... money may have spiked export data The mainland's trade data in the first month of 2014 painted a strong yet controversial picture. Both export and import growth beat economists' expectations, underpinned by strong demand from the US and Europe, likely boding well for the mainland's economic growth. But the numbers from the Customs Bureau in Beijing yesterday renewed ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong export growth misses forecast

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

    ... the European economy recovering until next year." Lau said many mainland-based Hong Kong exporters faced challenges from soaring wages, volatile overseas demand, a gain in the yuan and the central ...




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