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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

    ... the currency to trade up to 2 per cent- from 1 per cent previously- above or below a reference rate against the US dollar that the central bank sets each day. We assume the yuan will return ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Overlooking services’ key role distorts trade picture

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

    ... transactions among and between producers and consumers. Services such as telecommunications, distribution, transport, insurance and banking are central to practically every aspect of economic activity. ... They are central to modern economies. No government or business can ignore the real and growing role of services in modern economies and expect to prosper. Patrick Low is vice-president of research ...

  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Chinese exports tumble in February, raising fears of economic slowdown

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... investment projects if growth slows further, given there is limited room for the central bank to loosen policy, Li said. Exports to the United States edged up 1.3 per cent in the first two months ... in the yuan is seen as having been orchestrated by the central bank to squeeze out speculators and deter hot money inflows. China was fully confident of achieving its 7.5 per cent growth target ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China syndrome: Hong Kong's obsession with mainland developments

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

    ... of the Communist Party Central Committee plenum in November. But there is a story behind Hong Kong's obsession with developments on the mainland that troubles me, and gives me sleepless nights over ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - TRADE

    China's surge in forex reserves prompts calls for monetary reform

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 01:09am by Denise Tsang

    ... into China," said Joe Zhang, a former central banker and the founder of financial advisory firm Slow Bull Capital. "This boosts unwanted reserves, pushing up the currency even though it may ... the extent to which ordinary savers end up subsidising business. But the central government has been dragging its feet in fully liberalising the credit market, he added. Market forces, however, have ...

  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Record deficit as Japan's imports soar

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 01:38am by AFP

    ... took office late last year, launched a policy blitz that meshed government spending with a central bank monetary easing plan unveiled in April. The policy drive, dubbed Abenomics, is aimed ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Foreign firms shun Shanghai zone

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 04:10am by Daniel Ren

    ... After a lot of internal resistance, the central government had endorsed Shanghai's ambition of developing the Hong Kong-type territory in which officials had envisioned freer cross-border ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Talks on new tech trade deal await better offer from China

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:11am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... post from Geneva that Malaysia had earlier provided a revised offer that sought to exclude more products from the scope of an expanded ITA list. "Turkey and a couple of Central American ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong told to join forces with Guangdong economy

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 03:17am by Jeanny Yu

    ... edge in the race to benefit from the mainland's new round of liberalisation and hurting the city's future, they said. The central government announced the setting up of a free-trade ...




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