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November 25, 2015

LONDON - Barclays Corporate Banking has released a White Paper which predicts global oil prices recovering to US$50 per barrel by end-2015 and to US$60 per barrel in 2016, spurred on by a sustained doubling of growth in global demand up to four million barrels per day. “Such a price rise would be sufficient to incentivise US shale growth and is supported by consumer sensitivities and storage link buying,” the White Paper says.

November 23, 2015

BEIJING - Standard and Poor’s believes that over the next two to three years China will lower its reliance on credit-driven investment spending to maintain a strong economic performance. S&P today affirmed its 'AA-/A-1+' sovereign credit ratings and 'cnAAA/cnA-1+' Greater China regional-scale ratings on China.

November 20, 2015

MANILA - Taiwan and the Philippines have signed off on an Agreement  that  is expected to effectively reduce fisheries disputes in their  overlapping exclusive economic zones,  and to protect the rights and interests of fishermen from both countries operating legally.

November 20, 2015

TAIPEI - Taiwan’s export orders contracted 5.3% y/y in October, compared with a 4.5% drop in the previous month. Sequentially, orders saw a small gain of 0.7% m/m after seasonal adjustment.  Other than ICT, orders for all major products continued to contract.


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Asian Financial Forum – Hong Kong

January 18, 2016 to January 19, 2016

AFF2016, the ninth annual Asian Financial Forum, will be hosted at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre by the Hong Kong Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Key speakers at the event include Ronnie C Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Properties; Ding Xuedong, Chairman and CEO, China Investment Corporation; Niu Ximing, Chairman, Bank of Communications Ltd; Neil Shen, Founder and Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China; Chairul Tanjung, Founder and Chairman, CT Corporation;

Business of Intellectual Property Asia Forum – Hong Kong

December 3, 2015 to December 4, 2015

Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, BIP Asia Forum brings together IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities under the theme IP - Transforming Global Business.