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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    'Chindia' dream gets a second chance

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 01:15am by BLOOM

    ... their global influence. Now, though, the focus for both countries must be on shared interests and economic ties that recognise relative strengths and weaknesses. Sorting out those shared values ... skyscrapers. Yet think of the possibilities. China's coastal cities may be booming, but its under industrialised hinterlands could use a serious jolt. How about jointly operated special ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Growing service sector held back by regulation, protectionism

    Posted May 28th 2014, 10:28am by PATRICK LOW

    ... of services to well-being and future growth, can governments really afford to neglect poorly designed and administered regulation and remain snug in the thrall of cosseted special interests? Patrick ... on the grounds of public interest or social preferences. Why does this message matter so much? It goes to the heart of any story about progress and prosperity. Services account for 75 per cent of gross ...

  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Whither the WTO?

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 10:45am by PATRICK LOW

    ... to tame geopolitical rivalry and act constructively on common global interests. Some even hope that these big initiatives, covering more than 80 per cent of world trade, will simply coalesce ... of incompatible regulatory systems. The best chance of progress is for governments to revive and modernise the WTO. This calls for a focus on win-win opportunities, less responsiveness to special domestic ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRADE

    Fancy a bowl of antelope noodles? Namibia eyes meat exports to Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Amy Nip

    ... Schlettwein said. Exporters are interested not just in the size of the Chinese market, but also its different tastes. In Europe, the preference is for steak and premium products. But in China, ...

  5. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan and the United States face off in crucial trans-Pacific trade negotiations

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 02:03pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Secretary Hiroshige Seko told a news conference. “What is important is to achieve our country’s national interests.” Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Abe confirmed a basic trade agreement ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China's trade with Latin America set to outpace EU within two years

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:28am by Toh Han Shih

    ... had also shown active interest in Mexican energy projects. The Mexican government was currently liberalising its state-dominated energy sector. "The biggest reform is the energy ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance - TRADE

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

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

    ... Denise Tsang Denise.tsang@scmp.com Strong capital inflows, buoyed by rising interest rates and a strengthening currency, prompt calls for Beijing to implement monetary reform Forex surge ... strengthening yuan and underscoring the need for monetary reforms. The strong capital inflow, buoyed by higher interest rates and a 2.9 per cent appreciation of the yuan against the US dollar last year, ...

  8. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Guangdong yet to submit free-trade zone proposal

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 11:42pm by Mimi Lau

    ... offer advice to the governor. "We have conducted an in-depth investigation and feasibility studies for more than six months over the free-trade zone's proposed site, size, position, tasks and policies. "We have also conducted preliminary discussions with the Hong Kong and Macau special administrative governments and have widely consulted national ministries ...

  9. News - World - TRADE

    US catfish inspection programme a headache in trans-Pacific trade talks

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:00am by NYT

    ... that the catfish inspection programme could lead to new barriers against American exports. "Targeting catfish exports from Asia to cater to narrow special interest puts at risk America's growing ...

  10. News - China Insider - TRADE

    Russian roubles flow freely in Heilongjiang border city

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 08:34pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com China has launched the country’s first foreign currency special administrative district at a small border city in northeastern Heilongjiang province, allowing roubles to be freely circulated alongside renminbi. Suifenhe, a booming trade hub on the border with Siberia, is China’s first territory to accord a foreign currency the same legal status ...




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