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October 17, 2018

PARIS - In a report published today, global credit insurer Coface said increased protectionism is affecting a large number of economies - both advanced and emerging. It says use of import tariffs by the US has doubled since 2009, with a sharp increase between 2016 and 2018. Nevertheless, these tariffs still only account for one-sixth of protectionist measures in place worldwide, Coface says.

October 12, 2018

NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told the first Assembly of the International Solar Alliance to be held here that India is targetting 40% of electricity generation from non-fossil fuel-based resources by 2030 as it looks to tap vast solar and wind potential to replace reliance on coal. 

October 12, 2018

HONG KONG – ANZ Bank says the jump in China’s exports in September suggests a strong front-loading effect ahead of the implementation of an additional US$200 billion of tariffs, and says it will watch for downside risks to China’s exports in Q4.

October 11, 2018

TAIPEI – In her Double Ten National Day address, Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen, has vowed to build a stronger Taiwan by boosting national security, economic competitiveness and the social safety net. In the face of dramatic changes in international politics and economics, and the expansion of China’s influence, Taiwan would pursue a strategy of stability, adaptability and progress rooted in national strength, Tsai said.


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Eco Expo Asia – Hong Kong – October 25-28, 2018

October 28, 2018

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Messe Frankfurt (HK) and  the Environment Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the 13th edition of Eco Expo Asia will host some 330 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions at AsiaWorld-Expo.

Groups from Hunan, Zhaoqing and Inner Mongolia will participate for the first time, joining 13 international pavilions to showcase the latest green technologies.

National Hong Kong Business Awards set for November 2

November 2, 2018

The Gala presentation dinner for the 7th HKABA National / Cathay Pacific Business Awards will be held in Sydney on November 2 at the Novotel on Darling Harbour.

The Awards recognise excellence in Australian business and trade links with Hong Kong SAR and/or China. Bookings and inquiries to Teresa Lee, National Secretariat, HKABA, tel (61 2) 9267-3158, email  Visit