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  1. Colonial angst

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... tariffs and capital controls, and introduced subsidies, lower transport costs and free-trade zones. Western companies can buy firms in developing nations, but there is angst when Chinese oil ... and political power. We have the governments and companies of the United States and Europe to thank. Their free-trade policies have generally brought industrialisation, jobs, lower prices and a higher ...

  2. Asean signs landmark pact to fight terror

    Posted Jan 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their annual summit in the Philippines to confirm their goal of creating an Asean free-trade zone by 2015 - five years ahead of schedule. And they backed proposals to turn the loose grouping ... and Japan have their own goals for integration with an Asean free-trade zone. Some Asean countries are also courting ties with India as a hedge against dominance by one superpower. ...

  3. Clinton's descent into free-trade buffoonery

    Posted Dec 27th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... in Senator Clinton's case, do it just once. Take her recent retreat on global trade- her apparently new-found doubts about the value of all free-trade deals. What a disgusting display ... the enlightened free-trade policies of her husband. Peter Mandelson, the European Union trade commissioner, expressed this well. 'Her apparent scepticism about a Doha world trade deal, and her ...

  4. West's eyes on Hu and Putin in Kyrgyzstan

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a free-trade zone between member countries- issues that failed to receive widespread media attention. But experts say all eyes will be on the SCO next Thursday and Friday when Mr Hu, Russian President ... Joyce Ma in Moscow The Shanghai Co-operation Organisation (SCO) was little-known when it was formed in 2001, but as President Hu Jintao prepares for its summit in Kyrgyzstan next Thursday, ...

  5. 'One stop' to Shanghai

    Posted Aug 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Arrangement (Cepa), a free-trade pact between Hong Kong and the mainland. Zhang Xuebing, director of the Pudong district, said the new measure would significantly ease Hong Kong investment ... Celine Sun Shanghai plans to open a 'green channel' to provide a one-stop service for Hong Kong investors wanting to set up companies in the Pudong district. The green channel, ...

  6. Shimao International to buy out investors

    Posted Apr 11th 2007, 12:00am by Nevin Nie

    ... International his privately held commercial complex project in the Suifenhe Sino-Russian free-trade zone in Heilongjiang province. The Suifenhe Shimao Development Project might come to include a casino, ... Nevin Nie Shimao International Holdings, an overseas investment arm under Shanghai-based developer Shimao Group, said yesterday it would buy back its publicly traded shares after the stock ...

  7. The dynamic duo

    Posted Oct 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Convention and Exhibition Centre Admission Free, trade only, no visitors under 18 Organiser Hong Kong Trade Development Council Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2007 Major exhibit areas Crystal Indulgence Zone, Green Lighting Zone, Holiday Favour Zone, Outdoor Lighting Section, Parts & Accessories Pavilion, World of Table Lamps Special highlight Galaxy of Stars- A showcase displaying ...

  8. Hong Kong International Auto Parts Fair

    Posted Apr 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When April 28-May 1 Where AsiaWorld-Expo Admission Free. Trade only. Visitors under 18 not allowed Organisers Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Paper Communication Exhibition Services, ... and components; accessories and speciality equipment; repair and automotive services; machinery, equipment and tools Special highlights Techno Zone- research and educational institutions and commercial ...

  9. Next step in East Asian tango still unclear

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they are increasingly courting Japan and India as well. They are also promising to make more progress on free trade, knowing that their future lies in an open combined economy of more than 545 million. Before the summit they confirmed they wanted to forge an Asean free-trade zone within eight years- which dovetails with efforts to create an Asean-China free-trade zone. 'It's not a matter ...

  10. Seoul sees itself as bridge in relations

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a Northeast Asia free-trade zone. Among them, the mainland, Japan and South Korea account for 17 per cent of the world's gross domestic product - a figure expected to grow. Internal trade flows ... on the sensitive issue of agriculture, and discussions are in their infancy. No timetable has yet been set. South Korea is expected to keep driving the issue, given a burst of recent free-trade activity. ...




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