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  1. Trade-off needed to resolve trade war

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in what will be a long campaign. With a presidential election little more than a year away, we can expect hostilities in America's trade war with China to intensify. In time, this is likely ... to terms with the new reality. It is natural in such circumstances to look for a scapegoat. And China, with its booming economic growth, surging exports and rising trade surplus with the US, ...

  2. Trade surplus set to exceed last year's

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com The mainland's trade surplus this year is likely to exceed that of last year, making it tougher for the government to balance trade and avoid friction with trading partners. Ministry of Commerce spokesman Shen Danyang said yesterday that a higher trade surplus was probable as imports were expected to weaken more than exports. The trade ...

  3. Flagging demand saps China's trade

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com China's foreign trade lost steam last month as external and internal headwinds crimped demand, piling pressure on the government to step up ... show. The trade surplus in June widened by 42.9 per cent year on year to US$31.73 billion, lending some support to the yuan. The currency fell 0.88 per cent from April through June, the biggest ...

  4. 10-year high for trade deficit

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com China recorded its biggest trade deficit in a decade last month as imports grew much faster than exports amid uncertainties in the global economy, ... soon. The world's largest exporter posted a trade deficit of US$31.48 billion in February after reporting a US$27.28 billion surplus in January, the General Administration of Customs said ...

  5. HKMA sets up pilot platform for bond trade

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Pang Sing-tong said the link-up between the clearing houses of the HKMA, Bank Negara and Euroclear would make it easier for investors to trade and settle Asian debt securities, ... and provided banks and investors with 'an efficient and cost-effective access to the bond markets in Malaysia and Hong Kong'. At present, investors wanting to trade dim sum and sukuk bonds ...

  6. US rolls out welcome mat for Chinese

    Posted Jul 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... a China visit to promote Washington's latest initiatives on trade, investment and tourism, Nicole Lamb-Hale, US assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing and services, said China ... last year, its trade deficit with China also surged to US$295 billion as Americans continued to buy low-end consumer goods from China. Computer goods and other machinery are assembled in China ...

  7. China holding up better than monthly figures imply

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp Flagging demand saps China's trade SCMP headline, July 11 There is a certain peculiarity of economic statistics that can really help journalists out on a slow news ... cannot do it with a moving average of less than six months. If you want to see the trend in a country's trade balance, and not be thrown off by seasonal distortions, you probably need ...

  8. Beijing warns of 'trade war' over US currency bill

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Beijing has warned Washington that it risks triggering a trade war with legislation being considered by the US Senate that would punish China ... have the power to veto it. Passage of the legislation 'may lead to a trade war that we don't want to see', the PBOC said, while House Speaker John Boehner said the Senate ...

  9. China trade surplus up as imports slow down

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com China posted a much wider than expected trade surplus last month on the back of slower than expected growth in imports, thanks to moderating domestic demand, ... appreciation and raise concerns of a hard landing of China's economy, economists played down both concerns. China recorded a June trade surplus of US$22.27 billion, compared with the US$14.2 ...

  10. In aid of trade

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am by Paul Letters

    ... in Geneva, the WTO's review of its Aid for Trade initiative: it's the season for poverty postulation. In June, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Africa that China may have ... is enjoying a broadening array of produce, including South African wines and Ugandan coffee. China gains an injection of fuel and caffeine, Africa gains the infrastructure needed to facilitate trade ...




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