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August 21, 2014

HONG KONG - Standard & Poor's has affirmed its 'AAA' long-term and 'A-1+' short-term issuer credit ratings on Hong Kong with the outlook stable. It says the ratings reflect the economy's above-average growth prospects for a high-income economy – and points to Hong Kong’s main credit constraints as limited monetary flexibility and risks associated with weaker institutions in lower-rated China.

August 21, 2014

HONG KONG – The HSBC Flash China Manufacturing PMI has come in  at 50.3 in August (51.7 in July), a three-month low, as was the Flash China Manufacturing Output Index - at 51.3 (52.8 in July). Manufacturing output, new ordrs and new export orders inAugust all increased, but at a slower rate. Both output and input prices, together with stocks of purchases and stocks of finished goods, all decreased.

August 20, 2014

BEIJING - With most Northeastern provinces stagnating around the bottom six of China’s regional GDP growth rates for the first half of 2014, the State Council has listed on its website 35 new measures to revitaliSe the region’s economy. These measures all aim to free up private businesses, deepen State-owned Enterprise (SOE) reforms, and essentially modernise agricultural, urban and infrastructure projects in the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang.

August 20, 2014

TAIPEI - Taiwan manufacturing output gained 4.94% on-year to NT$3.67 trillion (US$122.19 billion) in the second quarter, reflecting an improving economy at home and abroad, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs. “The gain is the best since the third quarter of 2011,” an MOEA official said. “We remain cautiously optimistic about the outlook for the second half, which is usually much busier for manufacturers.”


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24th Sri Lanka International Gem & Jewellery Show

September 4, 2014 to September 7, 2014

More than 100 foreign and local exhibitors will showcase at FACETS Sri Lanka – the 24th Sri Lanka International Gem and Jewellery Show - at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre in Colombo from September 4-7. On view for trade buyers, gemstone and jewellery importers, wholesalers, manufacturers, retailers and collectors from the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East are the latest products in precious, semi-precious and rare gemstones and gem-set jewellery and machinery, equipment and tools for gem mining, cutting and jewellery manufacture.

Australia China Business Week Sydney

September 4, 2014 to September 5, 2014

Australia China Business Week Sydney – September 4-5, 2014, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
 Key topics include the impact of economic reform in Shanghai and the Shanghai Free Trade Zone on Australian businesses, trends in agribusiness in Australia and China, Australia’s national food mage and branding, and how Australian SMEs can access Chinese consumers through technology and digital channels.

EP China 2014, Beijing

October 22, 2014 to October 24, 2014

EP China 2014, Beijing

The 15th International Exhibition on Electric Power Equipment and Technology is expected to attract 1,000 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and regions, and more than 25,000 trade visitors from China and overseas.