Finbarr Bermingham

Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.
Finbarr Bermingham
Finbarr Bermingham has been reporting on Asian trade since 2014. Prior to this, he covered global trade and economics in London. He joined the Post in 2018, before which he was Asia Editor at Global Trade Review and Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times.

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African swine fever: ‘not enough pork in the whole world’ to fill China’s supply gap

Rabobank estimates that China could lose up to 200 million pigs to disease or slaughter, almost three times the number of pigs in the United States.

18 Apr 2019 - 10:04AM

Rabobank estimates that China could lose up to 200 million pigs to disease or slaughter, almost three times the number of pigs in the United States.

African swine fever: ‘not enough pork in the whole world’ to fill China’s supply gap
Donald Trump’s trade war tariffs on car industry sending shock waves through global supply chain

US tariffs on vehicles and parts would reverberate through global car supply chain, with both US and Chinese companies standing to lose out.

18 Apr 2019 - 10:38AM

US tariffs on vehicles and parts would reverberate through global car supply chain, with both US and Chinese companies standing to lose out.

Donald Trump’s trade war tariffs on car industry sending shock waves through global supply chain
China economy grows faster than expected in first quarter on strong industrial production

China’s economy grew 6.4 per cent in the first quarter, matching the slowest rate for 27 years but showing some signs of stability.

17 Apr 2019 - 1:26PM

China’s economy grew 6.4 per cent in the first quarter, matching the slowest rate for 27 years but showing some signs of stability.

China economy grows faster than expected in first quarter on strong industrial production
US-China trade war ‘still within control’, Beijing says, as trade gap widens due to soaring Chinese exports

Exports grew by 14.2 per cent in March, a big jump from the 20.8 per cent fall in January and February, while exports contracted by 7.6 per cent.

12 Apr 2019 - 11:27PM

Exports grew by 14.2 per cent in March, a big jump from the 20.8 per cent fall in January and February, while exports contracted by 7.6 per cent.

US-China trade war ‘still within control’, Beijing says, as trade gap widens due to soaring Chinese exports
China’s exports recover in March, but imports crash again as trade war deal nears

Exports grew by 14.2 per cent, a big jump from the 20.8 per cent fall in January and February, the data for which was combined due to the Lunar New Year holiday.

12 Apr 2019 - 4:41PM

Exports grew by 14.2 per cent, a big jump from the 20.8 per cent fall in January and February, the data for which was combined due to the Lunar New Year holiday.

China’s exports recover in March, but imports crash again as trade war deal nears
Donald Trump urged by former US official to include allies in US-China trade war deal

The United States risks losing the spoils of the trade war if it does not include long-standing allies in a deal with China, according to a former senior US trade official.

11 Apr 2019 - 10:08PM

The United States risks losing the spoils of the trade war if it does not include long-standing allies in a deal with China, according to a former senior US trade official.

Donald Trump urged by former US official to include allies in US-China trade war deal
China’s African swine fever epidemic drives up inflation in March

China’s consumer price inflation rose sharply in March, as the country struggles to contain the impact of an African swine fever epidemic that has sent pork prices soaring.

11 Apr 2019 - 11:05PM

China’s consumer price inflation rose sharply in March, as the country struggles to contain the impact of an African swine fever epidemic that has sent pork prices soaring.

China’s African swine fever epidemic drives up inflation in March
Telescopes dispute brings US-China trade war into sharp focus with Chinese firms accused of ‘cartel-like behaviour’

Orion Telescope & Binoculars, the last major American telescope brand and distributor, is seeking US$180 million in damages from Chinese manufacturers.

10 Apr 2019 - 3:19PM

Orion Telescope & Binoculars, the last major American telescope brand and distributor, is seeking US$180 million in damages from Chinese manufacturers.

Telescopes dispute brings US-China trade war into sharp focus with Chinese firms accused of ‘cartel-like behaviour’
US-China trade war is the ‘biggest threat’ to Asian economies as growth forecasts slashed

The Asian Development Bank has slashed its growth outlook for Asia, matching a stance taken by the World Trade Organisation.

3 Apr 2019 - 6:59PM

The Asian Development Bank has slashed its growth outlook for Asia, matching a stance taken by the World Trade Organisation.

US-China trade war is the ‘biggest threat’ to Asian economies as growth forecasts slashed
US-China trade war biggest threat to Asian economy
Donald Trump’s Twitter use is ‘liberating’, Rupert Murdoch has ‘less influence’, says ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull

In a wide-ranging interview, Malcolm Turnbull also discusses Rupert Murdoch’s role in ousting him from office and the use of Twitter by US President Donald Trump.

30 Mar 2019 - 11:29PM

In a wide-ranging interview, Malcolm Turnbull also discusses Rupert Murdoch’s role in ousting him from office and the use of Twitter by US President Donald Trump.

Donald Trump’s Twitter use is ‘liberating’, Rupert Murdoch has ‘less influence’, says ex-PM Malcolm Turnbull
Australia’s Huawei 5G ban is a ‘hedge’ against future Chinese aggression, says former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull explains why his government had to ‘hedge’ against future Chinese aggression with regards to the two technology companies.

29 Mar 2019 - 10:58PM

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull explains why his government had to ‘hedge’ against future Chinese aggression with regards to the two technology companies.

Australia’s Huawei 5G ban is a ‘hedge’ against future Chinese aggression, says former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull
China’s economic concerns mount as industrial profits crash to lowest since 2011

The data shows worrying figures across the board in China’s key industrial sectors with manufacturing profits falling by 15.7 per cent year-on-year.

27 Mar 2019 - 10:05PM

The data shows worrying figures across the board in China’s key industrial sectors with manufacturing profits falling by 15.7 per cent year-on-year.

China’s economic concerns mount as industrial profits crash to lowest since 2011
US-China trade war could slash US$1 trillion from US economy in a decade warns Chamber of Commerce

New study from the US Chamber of Commerce finds that should tariffs increase, US gross domestic product, employment, investment and trade will all decline.

20 Mar 2019 - 12:17PM

New study from the US Chamber of Commerce finds that should tariffs increase, US gross domestic product, employment, investment and trade will all decline.

US-China trade war could slash US$1 trillion from US economy in a decade warns Chamber of Commerce
US mulls partial ban on Chinese trains and buses, citing cybersecurity and ‘Made in China 2025’

Bipartisan bill introduced that claims ‘China poses a clear and present danger to our national security and has already infiltrated our rail and bus manufacturing industries’.

18 Mar 2019 - 10:46PM

Bipartisan bill introduced that claims ‘China poses a clear and present danger to our national security and has already infiltrated our rail and bus manufacturing industries’.

US mulls partial ban on Chinese trains and buses, citing cybersecurity and ‘Made in China 2025’
China’s private companies making a pig’s ear out of paying their bills as economic slowdown bites

Record numbers of Chinese companies are defaulting on their bonds, while they are also taking longer than ever to pay their suppliers, says trade credit insurer Coface.

14 Mar 2019 - 9:43AM

Record numbers of Chinese companies are defaulting on their bonds, while they are also taking longer than ever to pay their suppliers, says trade credit insurer Coface.

China’s private companies making a pig’s ear out of paying their bills as economic slowdown bites
Canada’s canola farmers fear Huawei dispute could devastate rural communities reliant on China exports

China blocked imports from the country’s biggest exporter of canola, Richardson International, in what is believed to be retaliation for arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.

27 Mar 2019 - 1:32PM

China blocked imports from the country’s biggest exporter of canola, Richardson International, in what is believed to be retaliation for arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.

Canada’s canola farmers fear Huawei dispute could devastate rural communities reliant on China exports
US-China trade decline leads to 20.7 per cent plunge in China’s total exports in February

China imported 19.9 per cent less from the US last month and exported 14.1 per cent fewer US goods in February, suggesting that the trade war is biting.

8 Mar 2019 - 10:55PM

China imported 19.9 per cent less from the US last month and exported 14.1 per cent fewer US goods in February, suggesting that the trade war is biting.

US-China trade decline leads to 20.7 per cent plunge in China’s total exports in February
China’s rushed foreign investment law gains lukewarm response from local and international businesses

Draft legislation, set to be debated at the National People’s Congress, covers items on the wish list of US President Donald Trump to end the US-China trade war.

7 Mar 2019 - 9:32PM

Draft legislation, set to be debated at the National People’s Congress, covers items on the wish list of US President Donald Trump to end the US-China trade war.

China’s rushed foreign investment law gains lukewarm response from local and international businesses
US car tariffs would have ‘bigger effect’ on global economy than US-China trade war, says WTO economist

Direct trade between the US and China accounted for just 3 per cent of global trade in 2017 compared to 8 per cent for the car sector including parts.

6 Mar 2019 - 8:32PM

Direct trade between the US and China accounted for just 3 per cent of global trade in 2017 compared to 8 per cent for the car sector including parts.

US car tariffs would have ‘bigger effect’ on global economy than US-China trade war, says WTO economist
Asian nations not forced to choose between US and China despite trade war, senior American diplomat says

US Ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph Donovan, says ‘vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific excludes no nation’.

6 Mar 2019 - 2:18PM

US Ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph Donovan, says ‘vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific excludes no nation’.

Asian nations not forced to choose between US and China despite trade war, senior American diplomat says
US-China trade war deal confusion leaves American companies demanding clarity over mixed messaging

Speakers at the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce Business Summit said the uncertainty caused by the tariff war is damaging business.

5 Mar 2019 - 3:17AM

Speakers at the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce Business Summit said the uncertainty caused by the tariff war is damaging business.

US-China trade war deal confusion leaves American companies demanding clarity over mixed messaging
As Greater Bay Area develops, Hong Kong will need to differentiate itself, panellists say

The city will need to retain its strengths – ranging from its tax structure to common law – to set it apart and help further growth in the region in the coming years, panellists said at the American Chambers of Commerce’s business summit.

4 Mar 2019 - 10:54PM

The city will need to retain its strengths – ranging from its tax structure to common law – to set it apart and help further growth in the region in the coming years, panellists said at the American Chambers of Commerce’s business summit.

As Greater Bay Area develops, Hong Kong will need to differentiate itself, panellists say
US-China trade war was supposed to save American industry, but it is forcing companies to look overseas

Bumble Bee Seafoods, Cap America and Char-Broil among those considering their options, with manufacturers potentially needing to cut jobs to deal with tariffs.

5 Mar 2019 - 5:02PM

Bumble Bee Seafoods, Cap America and Char-Broil among those considering their options, with manufacturers potentially needing to cut jobs to deal with tariffs.

US-China trade war was supposed to save American industry, but it is forcing companies to look overseas
Japan ‘rooting for Donald Trump’ in China trade war, but urges US not to ‘monopolise’ any benefits

Tamaki Tsukada, deputy director general for economic affairs within Japan’s foreign ministry, is keeping a close eye on any deal with President Xi Jinping.

1 Mar 2019 - 11:14AM

Tamaki Tsukada, deputy director general for economic affairs within Japan’s foreign ministry, is keeping a close eye on any deal with President Xi Jinping.

Japan ‘rooting for Donald Trump’ in China trade war, but urges US not to ‘monopolise’ any benefits
‘Painful’ enforcement ahead for China if trade war deal is reached with US insisting on unilateral terms

Former trade negotiators and experts have emphasised that a substantive deal is unlikely, but enforcing one is ‘maybe impossible’.

14 Mar 2019 - 11:47AM

Former trade negotiators and experts have emphasised that a substantive deal is unlikely, but enforcing one is ‘maybe impossible’.

‘Painful’ enforcement ahead for China if trade war deal is reached with US insisting on unilateral terms
What is the purchasing managers' index (PMI)?
Forget China, the biggest threat to the US economy is the rise of its ‘oligarchs’ and ‘robber barons’

Denise Hearn, co-author of ‘The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition’ plays down the impact of the US-China trade war.

26 Feb 2019 - 9:30PM

Denise Hearn, co-author of ‘The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of Competition’ plays down the impact of the US-China trade war.

Forget China, the biggest threat to the US economy is the rise of its ‘oligarchs’ and ‘robber barons’
In a sleepy Louisiana town, two Chinese chemicals firms are being hit on multiple fronts by the trade war

Shandong companies Yuhuang Chemical and Wanhua Chemical are spending billions on factories but are being hit by both tariffs from China and the United States.

20 Feb 2019 - 1:04PM

Shandong companies Yuhuang Chemical and Wanhua Chemical are spending billions on factories but are being hit by both tariffs from China and the United States.

In a sleepy Louisiana town, two Chinese chemicals firms are being hit on multiple fronts by the trade war
China’s electronics sector has the most to lose if US increase trade war tariffs to 25 per cent

The 90-day tariff truce agreed between the US president and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is set to expire on March 1.

20 Feb 2019 - 9:27AM

The 90-day tariff truce agreed between the US president and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is set to expire on March 1.

China’s electronics sector has the most to lose if US increase trade war tariffs to 25 per cent