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How escalating trade tensions are undermining export growth prospects

June 18, 2019

HONG KONG - A mid-year export review by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council shows that escalating trade tensions are undermining growth prospects. "Escalating trade tensions and heightened geo-political uncertainties have severely decelerated Hong Kong's export growth momentum, increasing the urgency for local businesses to further diversify their operations and open up new markets," the report says.

What Australia’s election means for business

May 20, 2019

HONG KONG - With commitment in infrastructure investment, lower taxes and unchanged labour and wage policies, the Australian election outcome means "business as usual", says French banking group, Natixis, in a research note. "The risks in a Government change are dismissed but challenges in economic transition, productivity and geopolitics will remain important for the Coalition government and future growth," the report says.

Re-elected PM has “superficial perception” of China’s role in Australia, says Beijing

May 20, 2019

SYDNEY - China's Global Times newspaper, which usually reflects military/government thinking in China, has accused the re-elected Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, of having a "superficial perception of China's role in Australia", and says he may need to "recalibrate his country's relations with China". The comment in full: