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October 2, 2015

HONG KONG - Two straight months of manufacturing sector contraction with a depressed equity market suggest China’s Q3 GDP growth is likely to have slowed to 6.4%, says ANZ Bank in a commentary on new figures released today.

October 2, 2015

SEOUL – South Korea’s exports declined 8.3% y/y in September, following a 14.9% fall in August. The improvement was due to strong demand for mobile phones (+40.9%) and automobile parts (+5%). However, imports plunged by 21.8% y/y, compared with a 18.3% drop previously. The trade surplus widened significantly to USD8.9illion for September.

October 2, 2015

TAIPEI - The fourth official meeting between heads of Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council and China’s Taiwan Affairs Office is to take place on October 14 in Guangzhou. MAC Minister, Andrew Hsia, and his TAO counterpart, Zhang Zhijun, are expected to discuss collaboration on environmental protection, establishment of reciprocal representative offices, facilitation of cross-strait goods in trade and a dispute resolution mechanism.

October 1, 2015

SINGAPORE - Asia Pacific consumers are increasingly likely to make their online purchases and bill payments through mobile devices (phone or tablet), rather than via desktops, according to Visa's 2015 Regional eCommerce Monitor Survey.


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