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  1. Canton Fair exhibitors grumble as western buyers fail to turn up

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... registered, nor how many turned up yesterday. Mr Ye said: 'I don't expect any business from Europe and the US this year. Many of my clients have told me they will not come. I will have ... is aimed at cultivating domestic consumption. Mr Liu said: 'More than 90 per cent of our clients are from the US. They outsource their projects to us. Now we are losing that business, so we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656429/canton-fair-exhibitors-grumble-western-buyers-fail-turn
  2. Taiwan's envoy urges Guangdong to provide promised business loans

    Posted Jan 10th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Dongguan, Guangzhou and Nanjing to seek support for the island's enterprises. The year ahead, he said, would be very difficult for Taiwanese businesses because the largest export markets- US ... businesses. In an open-door meeting with Guangdong vice-governor Wan Qingliang, Chiang Pin-kung, chairman of Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), stressed again that timely loans were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666488/taiwans-envoy-urges-guangdong-provide-promised-business-loans
  3. Study urges MTR to review 'high' fares for trains running to border

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... cities will build a port to cash in on the opportunities provided by the bridge. Then it will be too late for us and business will go to other cities. The reason for Hong Kong to build new ports ... Many businesses, professionals and shopping services for mainland clients can be done in the boundary area,' said Professor Shen. The study, which explores whether the two cities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647830/study-urges-mtr-review-high-fares-trains-running-border
  4. Food exporters face tough year as crises hit business at fair

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... want to buy from us. The best we can hope for is to let our old clients know our products are not tainted.' Exhibitors have seen sharp falls in business at this session of the Canton Fair, ... Chloe Lai Food exporters have been confronted with gloomy business prospects at this year's Canton Fair in the face of the global financial crisis and the mainland's melamine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658850/food-exporters-face-tough-year-crises-hit-business-fair
  5. Businesses to get help upgrading

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Dennis Eng

    ... vowed the two governments would not leave Hong Kong businesses to struggle unaided amid unfavourable economic conditions. Hong Kong accounted for half the US$14 billion foreign investment ... Chloe Lai and Dennis Eng Hong Kong and Guangdong leaders have pledged to help Hong Kong-owned businesses upgrade their Guangdong operations after recognising the contribution they have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648056/businesses-get-help-upgrading
  6. Canton Fair deals suggest bleak outlook for exports

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... down 16.9 per cent from the previous session, held in October last year. In the three phases of the country's oldest and biggest trade fair between April 15 and May 7, deals worth US$26.23 billion were signed. But the US$7.75 billion worth of business with the European Union was down 28 per cent compared with October, while deals signed with US buyers fell 8.1 per cent to US ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/679568/canton-fair-deals-suggest-bleak-outlook-exports
  7. US expert backs emission caps to fight pollution

    Posted Sep 04th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... where he met Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung and the American business community. Mr Connaughton, who co-ordinated the US' national clean air strategy, ... Chloe Lai Regulations, incentives, penalties and flexibility to trade the right to pollute are essential to improving air quality, an environmental adviser to the US president said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/562711/us-expert-backs-emission-caps-fight-pollution
  8. 'HK offers flights every hour, so it's still the most convenient for us'

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou Daily direct flights between the mainland and Taiwan are unlikely to have a big impact on the business and travel patterns of Taiwanese living in the Pearl River ... an important transit centre for Taiwanese businessmen. 'Hong Kong offers flights every hour, so Hong Kong is still the most convenient for us,' he said. Mr Hung, who runs a consumer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663996/hk-offers-flights-every-hour-so-its-still-most-convenient-us
  9. Exporters say tax rebates worthless with no buyers in sight

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Hongbo, manager of a Shenzhen-based shoe exporter, said: 'The situation is terrible. No one is coming. Business has dropped 100 per cent. In the past people lined up to give us orders. Today ... industrial products company in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, said: 'We can only benefit from export-tax rebates when we have exports. Now we don't even have business, so what is the role ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658768/exporters-say-tax-rebates-worthless-no-buyers-sight
  10. Jobless interpreters left speechless

    Posted Oct 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... she still did not have any business. 'It is pretty bad. You can see nobody is coming. It must be because of the financial crisis, so no businessmen from the US are coming. It is why ... I spoke another language, I think the situation must be better. The Spanish interpreters are charging 500 to 600 yuan a day,' she said. But Yessica Wen, a Spanish interpreter, said business ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656431/jobless-interpreters-left-speechless

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