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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Big trade gap puts pressure on yuan

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

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Mainland June exports miss market growth target as imports rebound, leaving a surplus large enough to push for a stronger currency Big trade gap puts pressure on yuan The mainland's trade performance improved last month but missed market expectations, with the trade surplus running at a level where it could add pressure ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Fast links to mainland speed growth of central Taiwan's hub city

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by Ralph Jennings

    ... links to mainland boost Taichung The economy of central Taiwan's biggest city, Taichung, is growing about 9 per cent a year on three legs: closer links with the mainland, new transport systems to strengthen those links, and a massive speculative construction boom. The city has seen its investors return from the mainland because they can now cross the Taiwan Strait more easily, ...

  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan's exports fall on weak US and Asian demand

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:55am by BLOOM

    ... deficit narrowing to 909 billion yen (HK$69 billion). Slowing demand from the United States and mainland China- Japan's two biggest export destinations- threatens to weigh on shipments, which ... to the US fell 2.8 per cent, the first drop in 17 months, while shipments to Asia dropped 3.4 per cent. Exports to mainland China rose 0.4 per cent, the smallest rise in over a year, while those ...

  4. Business - China Business - TRADE

    US imposes new import duties on Chinese solar products

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:27pm by Reuters

    ... using Chinese government subsidies, potentially inflaming trade tensions between the two countries. The US arm of German solar manufacturer SolarWorld filed a petition complaining that mainland ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China's new Silk Road plan builds on failed Go West drive

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... but the results of the Go West drive disappointed many observers, with the region still generating barely a fifth of the mainland's gross domestic product. A survey published by the Organisation ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Pyongyang has deep pockets for shark fin from Hong Kong

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... and Taiwan. The bulk of the fin is then re-exported to the mainland, Macau, Japan and Southeast Asia for consumption or lower-cost processing. The city is a hub for the global shark-fin trade, taking ...

  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Study shows global connections crucial to Hong Kong's future

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

    ... 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 ... that cross-border flows of goods, services and capital were worth US$25.9 trillion in 2012 and that while the mainland generated 20 per cent of that at a headline level, Hong Kong's role ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Trade data suspicions linger as China's April exports surprise

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:03am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Mainland trade surplus more than doubles to US$18.45b although distortions remaindue to effect of last year's inflated data Suspicions linger as April exports surprise analysts Mainland exports and imports are likely to improve further due to recovering demand from Europe and the United States, but the extent of the rebound ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Fancy a bowl of antelope noodles? Namibia eyes meat exports to Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Amy Nip

    ... cow disease. But farmers are now turning their attention to the fast-growing Asian market- especially China. A delegation from mainland China was already in Namibia inspecting farms, ... consumers buy all cuts- including offal. "In Hong Kong and [mainland] China, we have the possibility to trade with all parts of a cow including steak, fillet and low-end offal," ...

  10. 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 ...




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