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  1. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Big trade gap puts pressure on yuan

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:52am by Victoria Ruan

    ... gap puts pressure on yuan The mainland's trade performance improved last month but missed market expectations, with the trade surplus running at a level where it could add pressure on the yuan to appreciate, although Beijing has insisted it would step up exchange rate reform only when market conditions are favourable. The customs bureau said yesterday exports rose 7.2 per cent ...

  2. Business - Economy - TRADE

    China's new Silk Road plan builds on failed Go West drive

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... as the multitrillion-yuan urbanisation programme planned for the coming decade- specifics such as timetable and detailed roadmap remain sketchy more than half a year after it was first mooted. Central and local ... to develop hinterland areas. Trillions of yuan poured into the Western Development initiative, unveiled in 1999, did help narrow the regional disparities between China's east and west ...

  3. Business - China Business - TRADE

    China's taste for salmon boosts air shipments

    Posted May 24th 2014, 01:52am by BLOOM

    ... of the population by 2022, compared with 4 per cent in 2000, according to a June 2013 report by McKinsey. By that time urban consumers will earn between 60,000 yuan (HK$75,400) and 229,000 yuan a year, ...

  4. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Trade data suspicions linger as China's April exports surprise

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:03am by Victoria Ruan

    ... easing depreciation pressures on the yuan, according to some analysts. However, the trade picture still appeared distorted, with the impact of the high year-earlier comparison base seen as likely to fade this month. In May last year regulators began to crack down on trade arbitrage betting on yuan appreciation. Jin Baisong, a senior researcher at the Ministry of Commerce, estimated ...

  5. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Outdoor area falls short for trade show exhibitors

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 01:21am by KEIRA HUANG

    ... didn't sell anything or talk to many customers. "We pay 40,000 yuan for this exhibition space, but there is no electricity, no landline and no internet. It's raining now, ... the terrace. On a rainy day, many simply stayed away. Yet a fully furnished stand there still cost over 100,000 yuan (HK$125,500). Exhibitors from Fujian and Guangdong said the price tag for an indoor ...

  6. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Cheaper yuan attracts Canton Fair buyers, but exporters won't count on it

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:31am by Denise Tsang

    ... Canton Fair comes to life as yuan weakens Olu Adeleke sees the coming weeks as a golden opportunity to shop in China, now that the yuan's protracted appreciation seems to have reversed ... visit to the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, the twice-yearly mega trade show that began on Tuesday. The volatility of the yuan increased last month when the People's Bank of China allowed ...

  7. Business - China Business - TRADE

    Higher quality trumps higher prices at Canton Fair

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by Denise Tsang

    ... said. The vertically integrated business model has helped cushion Yekalon from the impact of yuan appreciation on the demand for its products, as it has been able to earn revenue from services such as consultation and design, she said. "The yuan has kept strengthening against the US dollar in the past few years, except recently," she said. " The currency risks are one of the factors, ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Chinese exports tumble in February, raising fears of economic slowdown

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 05:30am by Reuters

    ... in the yuan is seen as having been orchestrated by the central bank to squeeze out speculators and deter hot money inflows. China was fully confident of achieving its 7.5 per cent growth target ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hot money may have artificially boosted China's January exports

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:36am by Victoria Ruan

    ... concerns about large speculative inflows through inflated trade deals, possibly putting upward pressure on the yuan and complicating interpretation of the real trade situation. Export growth ... into the mainland betting on yuan appreciation. The genuineness of the figures became suspicious again," said Liu Ligang, head of Greater China economy at ANZ Bank. Citigroup economist Ding Shuang ...

  10. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong export growth misses forecast

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:35am by Denise Tsang

    ... the European economy recovering until next year." Lau said many mainland-based Hong Kong exporters faced challenges from soaring wages, volatile overseas demand, a gain in the yuan and the central ...




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