SINGAPORE - S&P Global has published an in-depth look into negative interest rates – how they have become a primary tool of choice for central banks and governments to stimulate economies where growth seems largely immune to the efforts of traditional fiscal and monetary initiatives and the potential consequences of their ubiquitous arrival.
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TAIPEI - Guidelines for Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy have been approved during a meeting on foreign trade strategy convened by President Tsai Ing-wen. The guidelines set out a path for Taiwan to forge closer ties with countries in South and Southeast Asia, as well as Oceania.
HONG KONG - China is rapidly opening up its capital account to the rest of the world, or so it appears based on the announcement of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong (HK) Stock Connect, says Natixis, the French corporate and investment bank. “What is clear is that the combined market cap of Shanghai and Shenzhen will make (the market) the second largest in the world, above Japan’s.” Natixis says.
MANILA - Q2 GDP growth in the Philippines has surprised on the upside, with above-trend growth in consumption, aided by election-related spending, propping up overall growth. While the outlook on goods trade is still weak, the continued strength in services exports has led to a narrow surplus in services net balance.
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THE fifth National Business Awards of the Hong Kong-Australia Business Association, together with Cathay Pacific, will be presented in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Sydney on September 23.
Keynote speaker at the Awards presentation will be Raymond Tam, Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs (Minister equivalent) of the HKSAR. For inquiries and bookings, call Teresa Lee on (61 2) 9267-3158 or email email@example.com Bookings close on September 2.
The 16th World Export Development Forum (WEDF) will be hosted for the first time in Sri Lanka. The theme is Trade for Success: Connect, Complete and Change. The forum is expected provide a platform for B2B matchmaking opportunities between Sri Lankan companies and foreign companies in support of trade-led development.