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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: Chinese silk trade's unbroken thread

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by JASON

    ... Jason Wordie Weaving a reputation for quality, China's centuries-old silk trade has run virtually unbroken, writes Jason Wordie Smooth operators Along with tea and porcelain, silk was one of the main luxury exports from fabled Cathay to the West. Extensive trading links between Europe and China have existed since Roman times, along the Silk Road through Central Asia, ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong entrepreneur profited from trading in Africa

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... rush into Africa. A million Chinese moved there during the past 10 years as China overtook the United States and Europe to become the continent's largest trading partner. During the decade the annual growth in trade between China and Africa was more than 30 per cent a year, reaching US$166 billion last year. "I first went to Togo in 1988 with a group of friends, and for the next ...

  3. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Worst over as delta plants see orders rebound

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... its trade growth forecast this year to 5 per cent from an original 7.5 per cent, Lau expected Hong Kong manufacturers in the delta to see a mild double-digit growth in exports as orders had ... A number of provinces lowered their forecast for trade growth this year to between 5 and 8 per cent from 8 to 10 per cent. Critics said the revision signalled the shifting of the provinces' ...

  4. United front in war on rhino trade

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com The South African government has identified Hong Kong as a partner to help stop wildlife smuggling and illegal killing after one of the world's largest seizures of rhino horn was made in the city. A South African delegation is visiting the city for talks on technology sharing and training of law-enforcement officers to combat the illegal trade. 'Our ...

  5. HK trade declines 4.8pc on sluggish markets

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Amid signs of worsening economic conditions on the mainland and in the United States and Europe, Hong Kong's trade fell last month. The value ... as sluggish overseas markets. I'm not terribly optimistic about the second half,' said Edward Leung, chief economist of the Trade Development Council. For the whole year, the value of export ...

  6. Shenzhen port volume slides as trade weakens

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the mainland's weakening trade. This is the first year-on-year decline in container throughput for the mainland's second-busiest and the world's fourth-busiest port since January and the first ... indicating trade is getting worse,' Sunny Ho Lap-kee, executive director of the Hong Kong Shippers' Council, said. Thousands of Hong Kong-owned factories in the Pearl River Delta, a region ...

  7. Guangdong free-trade zone plans criticised

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... five-year plan for 2011 to 2015 as testing grounds for new free-trade-zone plans, signed the agreement in Nansha on Monday. They plan on strengthening communication on industrial strategies, ... to clean up unregulated trading venues in order to prevent financial risks. The mainland has only three commodities futures exchanges- in Shanghai, Dalian and Zhengzhou- and at least 14 other ...

  8. More trade helps to cement ties

    Posted Mar 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer Ties between Bangladesh and Hong Kong will only strengthen, built on burgeoning two-way trade and increasing areas of cultural exchange. Firm foundations are in place, helped ... and innovative private sector to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and target annual growth rates of more than 8 per cent. Last year, exports to Hong Kong hit US$218 million, and total trade ...

  9. HK food trade adapts to survive

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com The impact of the nuclear reactor meltdown in Fukushima triggered by the tsunami last March was felt far and wide. Hong Kong's restaurant trade will never ... and Related Trades. They've had to make changes, though, to reassure diners the food they are serving is safe. That's had a big impact on their suppliers. Takehisa Nagatani of Daikichi ...

  10. London in HK link-up to trade in yuan

    Posted Jan 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Hong Kong will help London develop as the next offshore yuan trading centre, shrugging off traditional competition between the two cities as part of a broader plan to boost international usage of the currency. The tie-up with the City of London, including extensions of currency trading hours, is the first such agreement with another financial centre ...




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