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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Singapore June exports decline after electronics shipments slump

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 12:47am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Singapore Singapore in electronics exports slump Singapore's exports fell in June from a year ago as electronics shipments slumped, adding to fears that economic restructuring may be eroding local manufacturers' competitiveness. Singapore's exports of electronics fell 17.4 per cent year on year in June after a 15.3 per cent decline in May, trade agency ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Dealing with the dragon: Asean and China trade thrives amid disputes

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by DON WEINLAND

    ... of Singapore. "It's a question of what they need and what China can provide." Southeast Asia is a needy region. The Asian Development Bank, a Manila-based financer of major infrastructure ... and demand," Shen said of the need for infrastructure finance and China's willingness to provide credit and construction expertise. "If China says it will build a railway to Singapore ...

  3. Business - China Business - TRADE

    China's rising fruit imports push up demand for refrigerated shipping

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by JING YANG

    ... goods are discharged at ports, no matter how far away they came from, they are still fresh," said Ng Kar Loke, head of special cargo at Singapore's APL. As a result, more perishable ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Burgundy moves its Asia office from Singapore to Hong Kong

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Burgundy moves its Asia office to HK As demand for Burgundy wines heats up in China, the French region has opened a representative office in Hong Kong to step up exports and promote tourism. After six years in Singapore, the Regional Council of Burgundy has moved its only office in Asia to Hong Kong. The council said it aimed to build upon ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Singapore sees exports decline again

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore Weak electronics sector and falling US demand sees exports slump for third time in four months Singapore sees exports decline again Singapore's exports ... Singapore lowered its 2012 forecasts for export growth and economic expansion last month, as a global slowdown weighs on demand for its goods and services. A report last week showed US companies ...

  6. News - Asia - TRADE

    Pacific free-trade talks unlikely to go anywhere until after US midterm polls

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:15am by AGENCIES

    ... Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. A senior lawmaker of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party regards the US elections as "one ...

  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    US farm groups seek to exclude Japan from Pacific trade talks

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:10am by Reuters

    ... on keeping tariffs on sensitive agricultural sectors. Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari told Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trading partners at talks in Singapore last week that Japan would ... beef to 19.5 per cent and on fresh beef to 23.5 per cent. The US has said that deal does not go far enough. US Trade Representative Michael Froman said after the Singapore meeting the US ...

  8. News - World - TRADE

    US hopes for draft Trans-Pacific Pact free-trade deal by November

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... before the dawn," he said. The other TPP members are Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam. Obama is due to travel to the Apec summit in Beijing, the East Asia ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Pyongyang has deep pockets for shark fin from Hong Kong

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

    ... a record 1,753kg of dried fin from Hong Kong at a price of HK$4,387 per kilogram. And in 2011, it imported just 20kg of dried fin but at a hefty HK$2,850 per kilogram. By contrast, Singapore, Hong ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Free-trade agreements more to do with politics than goods and services

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:14am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... ago I flew down to Singapore to give a presentation titled: "Are FTAs history?". There was a particular mischievous pleasure in taking this to a Singapore audience, where ... tariffs for the export of finished goods from one economy to a second economy is a total waste of time. It gave me great pleasure telling off Singapore officials for wasting so many thousands ...




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