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  1. Home truths about trade with China

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that there is a balanced trading flow not only between the United States and China but around the world.' US President Barack Obama SCMP, February 15 Ihave always thought that Barack Obama has a matchless ... is attributable to China. Virtually all of this trade is denominated in US dollars, which means that any advantage China could have in export pricing is lost as a disadvantage on import pricing ...

  2. The Christmas fairy tale of the iPhone and the US trade deficit

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... iPhone sold in America this Christmas, the US trade deficit with China will go up by around US$170. (Actually that figure is based on an iPhone 3G. For each iPhone 4, the US deficit goes up ... to this year's US trade deficit with China, which is on target to hit a record US$270 billion (see the first chart below). That means iPhones alone will account for 1 per cent of the bilateral trade ...

  3. Beauty-product import business looking good

    Posted Jul 11th 2003, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... WILSON IP CHEN-HENG was a pioneer in introducing parallel imports of cosmetic goods to Hong Kong in the mid-1990s. Enjoying attractive profit margins, the business model gave Mr Ip a good start in his career. His company, Bonjour Holdings, has 17 Hong Kong retail outlets selling brand-name cosmetics as well as parallel imports. It also diversified into the beauty-salon business, ...

  4. Plot against consumers has been the real crime in video mess

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and actresses, including marches with banners and much screaming of injustice. The upshot was that we got a particularly pernicious set of laws against what is called parallel imports. These rules say ... which use them to restrict supply of music and film to the Hong Kong market and keep prices higher than they would otherwise be. In effect, what we have done with this ban on parallel imports ...

  5. US court puts brakes on anti-dumping taxes

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... goes to the heart of what has long been a sore point in Sino-US trade relations. Because it defines China as a non-market economy, Washington uses 'surrogate prices,' borrowed from ... for less than their price at home. Anti-dumping measures have always been the main weapon in the US anti-China trade arsenal. Beijing has long complained that the surrogate prices used by American ...

  6. Beijing's policies fail to address trade imbalance

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... biggest economic problems- a massive trade surplus with developed nations and the United States in particular. The trade imbalance has not only become a source of increasing trade friction between ... Beginning this month, the mainland slashed tax rebates on exports of 2,831 types of products, in an effort to reduce trade fiction with other countries and to improve energy efficiency in a range ...

  7. News - China - TRADE

    Canton Fair spring session ends with 9pc rise in orders over October

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou Mimi.lau@scmp.com China's trade performance makes slight gains amid signs that global economy is on the mend with more deals signed than at October session Canton spring fair closes on an upbeat note Despite a weak export market, China's trade performance appeared to stabilise during the spring session of the Canton Fair, which finished ...

  8. Facing up to the crisis in fiat money

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Bancor'. Padoa-Schioppa, who died later that year, had a major role in the creation of the euro and was a member of the board of the European Central Bank. In his speech, he drew parallels between ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China's April export data beats market target

    Posted May 08th 2013, 10:42am by Victoria Ruan

    ... in contrast to broad-based weakness in trade reported by economies in the region, including Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong. The foreign exchange regulator has recently tightened rules on capital ... recovery was on the way. China recorded a trade surplus of US$18.2 billion last month, reversing a deficit of US$900 million in March. The yuan climbed to a 19-year high as the central bank ...

  10. News - China - TRADE

    Canada looks east with professional services expo in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Ottawa seeks to grow trade ties with China in market for professional services such as IT Canada looks east with HK expo Canada's effort to lessen its trade reliance on the United States by expanding into China has found an effective launching pad in Hong Kong, says Canadian International Trade Minister Ed Fast. Fast, who was speaking ...




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