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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Australia looking to exempt coal from tariffs in trade deal with China

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:23pm by Reuters

    ... some embarrassment to some people in China and it is a source of frustration for us, but there is a way through." China took nearly a quarter of Australia's metallurgical coal exports ...

  2. Business - China Business - TRADE

    KTZ service may help rail take bigger share of Europe-China freight

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:56am by JING YANG

    ... The project is part of the Kazakh government's US$45.5 billion plan to upgrade road, rail, airport infrastructure between now and 2020. A train carrying ninety 40-foot containers will depart once ... trade last year valued at US$428 billion, suggesting the rail link is responsible for around US$8 billion in goods. Rail freight has attracted more interest as mainland manufacturers have ...

  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Dealing with the dragon: Asean and China trade thrives amid disputes

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:10am by DON WEINLAND

    ... Don Weinland don.weinland@scmp.com Although wary of Beijing's territorial disputes with its member nations, Asean still boosted trade with China to US$350 billion last year Dealing with the dragon When China moved a 1,400-tonne oil rig into waters disputed with Vietnam on May 2, it seemed the two countries' US$50 billion trade relationship last year- 22 per cent bigger than ...

  4. Business - Companies - TRADE

    Electronic gadgets and wearables keep trade fairs busy

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... carved out a stand-alone fair for a sector that sits midway between electronics and fashion. The company estimates the still embryonic market will be worth US$8 billion by 2018 and expects ...

  5. News - China - TRADE

    Ebola fears blamed for poor turnout at mainland's largest trade fair

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... and that a second nurse who contracted the virus while treating a patient in Texas boarded a plane the day before she fell ill, sparking fears the disease could spread elsewhere in the US. Exhibitors ...

  6. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Canton Fair sees strong demand from exporters

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:11am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... "seem to have stimulated fake exports instead", he said. After almost uninterrupted annual gains since 2005 that saw the yuan rise about 33 per cent against the US dollar, speculators have ...

  7. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Cargo growth strong as China exports pick up

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 09:50am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... months. Taiwan's August exports surged 9.6 per cent from a year ago to US$28.1 billion, the second highest on record for a single month, helped by increased electronic goods shipments. ... the extent of future gains could be limited in spite of the generally positive outlook. "Businesses are reported to have more confidence in the future but the list of political and economic ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Beijing says TPP pact 'incomplete' without China

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 06:10am by Reuters

    ... Guangyao said it would be lacking without China's vast economy. "We want to see the real development of the TPP here," Zhu said at an event hosted by a US think tank. "We want ... up. But newcomers will have to meet high standards on issues like intellectual property rights, which are already an issue in US-China trade. Washington and Beijing are already major trade ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Free-trade agreements more to do with politics than goods and services

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 01:14am by DAVID DODWELL

    ... David Dodwell Free-trade agreements have more to do with political calculations than goods and services, and US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership is key example Politics is the deal Two months ... it is local politics that will prevent any "deal" from being agreed this week. In Japan this means farmers. In the US, it means that Obama in truth arrives with empty hands: anything ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Korea exports to China up first time in six months

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 01:08pm by Reuters

    ... to the mainland reversed four consecutive months of declines and marked the fastest rise since an 8.3 per cent gain in December last year. Total exports grew 6.8 per cent in September to US$47.7 billion while imports jumped 8 per cent to US$44.3 billion, the trade ministry said. Export growth hit a nine-month high and import growth was a 31-month high. Exports to the US accelerated 19.9 per ...




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