Export growth could hit six-month high: survey Hong Kong's exports in December may have grown at their fastest pace in six months as US and European retailers bought more Chinese-made computers, clothes and mobile phones to meet surging demand. Exports could have risen 12 per cent from a year earlier after climbing 9 per cent in November, according to a Bloomberg survey. This would be the biggest gain since June. The Hong Kong government is scheduled to release its latest trade figures today. 'The global economy is turning around. Our customers in the US are more aggressive in placing orders,' said Daniel Chan, an executive director of Kingmaker Footwear Holdings, which exports 60 per cent of its output to the US and more than 30 per cent to Europe. Visa-free access to Caribbean nation The Turks and Caicos Islands has granted visa-free access for up to 30 days to holders of Hong Kong special administrative region passports. Holders of Turks and Caicos Islands passports may visit Hong Kong visa-free for up to 90 days. The decision by the British overseas territory in the Caribbean brings to 128 the number of countries and territories to have granted Hong Kong passport-holders visa-free access. Suspected case tests negative for Sars Initial tests on a recovered Sars patient admitted to hospital on Monday with a temperature and diarrhoea showed she has gastroenteritis. The 51-year-old is in stable condition in an isolation ward at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. Chest X-rays showed no sign of pneumonia, the Hospital Authority said, but more tests would be conducted, including one for the Sars coronavirus. The woman was diagnosed with severe acute respiratory syndrome in April but subsequently made a full recovery. The authority said the woman had not travelled to the mainland recently.