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  1. Business - China Business - TRADE

    China's rising fruit imports push up demand for refrigerated shipping

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:40am by JING YANG

    ... the past five years to US$4 billion last year, with exotic fruit such as longan and durian, as well as grapes, showing the biggest increases, according to the International Trade Centre. ... 500 grams of cherries from Chile, which takes more than 30 days to reach Chinese consumers, is only 14 US cents, according to Tim Stout, South America west coast general manager at Hamburg ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1592735/chinas-rising-fruit-imports-push-demand-refrigerated
  2. News - Asia - TRADE

    Pacific free-trade talks unlikely to go anywhere until after US midterm polls

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:15am by AGENCIES

    ... out in the US political calendar," said Derek Scissors of the American Enterprise Institute think tank. A point in late 2015 might effectively be the deadline for concluding a TPP, ... Agencies in Ottawa and Tokyo Latest talks end without even date for next meeting, casting doubt on prospect of further progress until after US midterm elections Path to Pacific free-trade ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1553492/pacific-free-trade-talks-unlikely-go-anywhere-until-after-us-midterm-polls
  3. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Russia and China to boost bilateral rouble-yuan trade

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... relations with the US, Russia and China have long advocated reducing the role of the US dollar in international trade. The quest to limit the dollar's dominance became more urgent for Moscow this year when US and European governments slapped sanctions on Russia to penalise it for supporting separatist rebels in Ukraine. Washington and Brussels have excluded Russia's state banks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1589013/russia-and-china-boost-bilateral-rouble-yuan-trade
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1495402/free-trade-agreements-more-do-politics-goods-and-services
  5. News - World - TRADE

    Kick Japan and Canada out of trade deal talks, US lawmakers urge Obama

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:56pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US lawmakers press Obama on pact A bipartisan group of US lawmakers said Japan and Canada's refusal to drop all barriers to farm imports under a Pacific trade deal was unacceptable and urged the US administration to cut them out of the talks if they did not give ground. In a letter to President Barack Obama, 140 members of the House ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563653/kick-japan-and-canada-out-trade-deal-talks-us-lawmakers-urge-obama
  6. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Chinese exports jump 14.5pc

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 12:02pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... imports pointed to persistent downside risks, indicating authorities may maintain the intensity of stimulus measures, as leaders are believed to be discussing policies on the economy and politics ... in June. The data trailed the market consensus for a 2.6 per cent gain. The trade surplus surged to US$47.3 billion in July as a result. The surplus was 1.7 times the level a year earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1569053/chinese-exports-jump-145pc
  7. Business - Companies - TRADE

    Chinese investment in US falls, but big deals in the pipeline

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:26am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Deals to erase dip in Chinese investment in US Chinese investments in the United States fell year-on-year in the first half, but pending deals and the expected completion of the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) mean the figure for the year as a whole may rise substantially. Chinese companies completed US$3.46 billion worth of deals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1560740/chinese-investment-us-falls-big-deals-pipeline
  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    US farm groups seek to exclude Japan from Pacific trade talks

    Posted May 30th 2014, 01:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US farmers threaten push for Japan exit from trade talks United States farm groups have called for Japan to be suspended from Pacific trade talks if it insists ... not agree to abolish all tariffs on wheat, rice, dairy, sugar, beef and pork. US and Japanese negotiators were due to begin two more days of meetings on farm exports in Washington yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1521522/us-farm-groups-seek-exclude-japan-pacific-trade-talks
  9. News - World - TRADE

    Solar firms in China and Taiwan hit by US anti-dumping duties of up to 165pc

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 06:27am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Anti-dumping measures targeting mainland and Taiwanese firms likely to inflame Sino-US tensions and make life harder for installers U.S. slaps fresh duties on China solar products The United States set new import duties on solar products from China after its Commerce Department found that solar panels and cells were being sold too cheaply on the US market. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559936/solar-firms-china-and-taiwan-hit-us-anti-dumping-duties-165pc
  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Japan's exports decline amid weak demand in Asia and US

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Second month of decline suggests bolder reform measures are needed from Japan's policymakers Japan's exports hit by weak demand in Asia and US Japan's ... in June from a year ago as more Japanese firms produce goods in other nations, such as Mexico, for US consumers. Car shipments to the United States fell 6.8 per cent. Exports to China, another key ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1558529/japans-exports-decline-amid-weak-demand-asia-and-us

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