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Trade Policy of Japan

Mainland export growth slows as imports surge

Mainland export growth slowed last month to an eight-month low of 15.9 per cent, and the worst is yet to come, analysts say. In September, exports grew 17.1 per cent year on year.

Friday, 11 November, 2011, 12:00am

Mainland imports expected to top exports amid uncertainties

China's foreign trade growth is expected to decline slightly this year, with imports likely to exceed exports, leading to a further improvement in its trade balance, the commerce ministry says.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Lax rules that let in lashings of sushi may be about to close

That a city restaurateur could buy a 342kg bluefin tuna - the most expensive ever sold at Tokyo's Tsukiji market - last Wednesday and have it on the plates of Hong Kong diners by Friday is not just down to the city's appetite for speed and sashimi.

9 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Surplus now tipped to be US$180b

The Ministry of Commerce has further revised up its forecast on the mainland's trade surplus this year to US$180 billion amid a general slowdown in foreign trade.

29 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Is trade deficit bad or good?

The US trade deficit has slightly declined over the last few months, but the amount of toys exported from China to the US has continued to rise, especially with Halloween and Christmas coming.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Beijing cuts tax rebates on exports

Subsidies slashed in bid to curb trade surplus, conserve energy

The mainland will slash tax rebates on exports of 2,831 types of products on July 1, in a two-pronged effort to reduce trade friction with other countries and to improve energy efficiency in a range of industries.

20 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Cabinet plans to prevent overheating

Approval of new projects to be curbed

The State Council yesterday indicated that the central government would take steps to prevent the economy from overheating but gave no signs that it would adopt drastic measures to cool it.

14 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Volume of re-exports rise 8pc in March

Updated at 7.21pm: Hong Kong's re-exports rose 8 per cent by volume in March compared with a year earlier, Census and Statistics Department figures released on Monday showed.

But domestic exports - goods which originated in Hong Kong and were shipped overseas - fell 27.9 per cent during the period, the figures showed.

14 May 2007 - 12:00am

Trade surplus rebounds on strong exports

April's figure hits US$16.88b

The mainland's trade surplus more than doubled last month from a month earlier, rising to US$16.88 billion, according to the General Administration of Customs.

12 May 2007 - 12:00am

Japanese investment shift forecast

Japanese investment on the mainland rose 11.3 per cent year on year to US$3.3 billion in the first half of this year, providing one of the few bright spots for China as overall foreign direct investment slipped 0.5 per cent.

However, Japanese officials are hinting that the country's investment in China may be poised to shift to other markets.

15 Aug 2006 - 12:00am