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  1. Let the market thrive, so the people can, too

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by James Dorn

    ... of economic controls after the famine of the mid-1990s. Private markets developed and cross-border trade grew. The existence of private markets along with the 'sunshine' policy of the South ...

  2. The promise and pitfalls of FX trading

    Posted Feb 13th 2011, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... about foreign exchange trading is generally confined to the back pages of the business press, the forex market is the largest financial market in the world. It is also the world's most liquid and fluid market and trades round the clock. Volumes in this market can amount to a mind-boggling US$2 trillion per day. Hong Kong is a major player in this market and is estimated ...

  3. HSBC banker predicts growth in trade will continue into next year

    Posted Mar 16th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Trade growth should continue into 2012 despite concerns about political events in the Middle East, economic wobbles in Europe and uncertainties over the mainland economy, a senior banker told Hong Kong shipowners yesterday. Christopher Lewis, head of trade and supply chain in Greater China for HSBC, said the recovery in trade seen last year should push forward ...

  4. Little chance of currency deal to avert looming trade battle

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland The Brazilian finance minister believes the world's 'currency war' is going to escalate into a global trade war. He may be right. Guido Mantega caused ... of their currencies in order to steal a trade advantage. Now he's at it again, telling the Financial Times that the currency war is developing into an outright trade war. From Brazil's point of view ...

  5. With help of Oxfam HK, Filipinos rebuild free from clutches of money lenders

    Posted Mar 21st 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney When Benigna Lumboy's house was swept away by the floods that ravaged the Philippines last October after Typhoon Parma struck, she and her seven children were evacuated to a local school. She got food for her children, made sure they were ...

  6. Taipei-Beijing trade deal offers hope of closer ties

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The signing of a trade pact between the mainland and Taiwan in Chongqing tomorrow is rich in symbolism; the city was the seat of Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang administration, and where ... remains one of Asia's flashpoints and American support for Taipei continues to be a major impediment to Sino-US ties. Politically it is not a one-way street. Freer trade and closer economic ...

  7. Taiwan braces for impact of China trade pact

    Posted Jun 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the potential damage a landmark trade agreement with the mainland could wreak on his business. 'I guess it could turn out to be very good or very bad for Taiwan. But we just won't know until ... is in the throes of a debate familiar to economies that have already opened their doors to free trade with the mainland. There are, of course, the usual fears of an influx of cheaper goods and labour from ...

  8. Speculators develop taste for rubber futures trade

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Wild price swings and a bloated turnover of rubber futures trading in Shanghai have sounded yet another warning to the mainland's securities regulator about ... hands on the Shanghai Futures Exchange- an all-time high. The turnover of nearly 500 billion yuan (HK$57 billion) highlighted how rubber contracts have become the most actively traded commodity ...

  9. Free-trade pact keeps in mind Taiwan's interests

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan in Beijing Premier Wen Jiabao told Taiwan's small businesses and farmers they have nothing to fear about a cross-strait free trade deal currently being discussed ... Agreement (ECFA) to Taipei. He said the free trade pact would not result in cheap mainland imports flooding Taiwan's market. 'I believe that in negotiating this agreement, we need ...

  10. Southwest river trade left high and dry

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo in Jinghong, Yunnan At sunset, dozens of cargo boats lie on the stretch of water that marks the boundary between China and Myanmar. Their crews gather to share supper and enjoy their most animated moments of the day. They have not had much to ta ...




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