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  1. Stimulus measures to boost slumping imports

    Posted Jan 15th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... is savaging the United States, European Union and Japanese economies, China has not escaped unscathed. Its imports have contracted two consecutive months, by 21.3 per cent in December to US$72.2 ... Asia, of OCBC Bank, said the central government-led spending spree would prompt strong demand for such commodities as copper, steel and iron ore. Prices of these commodities took a dive ...

  2. Further pump-priming on cards as exports fall

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

    ... to improve,' said Barclays Capital Asia head of China research Peng Wensheng. PBOC governor Zhou Xiaochuan said earlier in the week that the mainland's ability to meet this year's 8 per cent 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 ...

  3. Hopes for factories as export drop eases

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

    ... the United States, the European Union and Japan- declined last month year on year but showed growth on a month-on-month basis. Exports to the EU saw the biggest decrease of 20.2 per cent last month, ...

  4. HK exporters urged to widen mainland push

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Chinese Manufacturers' Association president Paul Yin Tek-shing said the mainland, Southeast Asia and Latin America were alternative markets for Hong Kong exporters with factories ... trade protectionism in the recession-hit United States and Europe added to their uncertain prospects. He cited a recent European Union decision to impose anti-dumping duties of as much as 87.5 ...

  5. Mainland trade tumbles on deepening recession

    Posted Feb 12th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... as 'extraordinary' even with the Lunar New Year factor. Overseas shipments to the mainland's top three customers slowed, with trade with the European Union falling 17 per cent, the United States 10 per cent and Japan 9 per cent. Falling demand for Chinese-made products was also evident in Asia, where mainland exports saw a 22 per cent decline last month. Exports to South Korea fell 29 per ...

  6. Surplus hits fresh peak as imports slow

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

    ... waning demand for imported raw materials and slowing domestic consumption, economists said. On the export front, the United States, the European Union and Japan, the mainland's top three ... it was in the magnitude of some 20 per cent,' Citibank Global Markets Asia economist Ken Peng said yesterday. 'It is a politically sensitive issue internationally.' The yuan stood at 6.82 to the US ...

  7. Exports rebound 26.9pc on pre-Olympics orders

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

    ... be temporary and that softening consumer demand in the United States, the European Union and Japan will continue to affect shipments in the months ahead. Analysts also expect the yuan to hover ... chief Asia economist Glenn Maguire said there was slowing demand for lower-value goods from China, with apparel shipments rising only 3.4 per cent in the first seven months of the year and toys ...

  8. Inflation gatecrashes wedding banquets

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hong Kong's wedding banquet business is feeling the pinch of inflation as prices are pushed up beyond the reach of many couples hoping to mark their union ... inflation to a certain extent.' Bank of East Asia chief economist Paul Tang Sai-on expects inflation on the mainland to come down in the second half which in turn would help lower Hong ...

  9. Factories shut as downturn grips Dongguan

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

    ... In Zhangmutou, shops and restaurants around defunct toy factories of Smart Union Group (Holdings) joined the company's workers, suppliers and bank creditors as the latest victims to the world's ... trade finance conditions help, the export sector is likely to remain dismal amidst the global recession,' noted Credit Suisse chief economist of non-Japan Asia research, Tao Dong. ...

  10. Minister decries 'tragic' failure of WTO talks

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... it would hurt the already fragile global trading system. The Doha round fell through on Tuesday after seven trading powers- Australia, Brazil, China, the European Union, India, Japan and the United ... The failure will have a negative impact on the fragile multilateral trading system.' The European Union's trade chief yesterday urged WTO nations to renew talks later this year. The Doha ...




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