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July 1, 2015

HONG KONG – With China’s official manufacturing PMI, the bellwether of large industrial firms, remaining unchanged at 50.2 in June and the HSBC China flash PMI, representing a group of private-sector and small and medium enterprises, edging up from 49.2 to 49.6 in the same month, ANZ Bank says further monetary easing in China is “highly needed”.

June 29, 2015

BRUSSELS – New data from SWIFT (a global society of financial institutions) shows that growth in RMB payments is supported by an increasing number of banks worldwide.

June 29, 2015

HO CHI MINH CITY – A new Enterprise Law to improve the legal framework for investment and corporate governance in Vietnam will take effect on July 1. In a Client Alert, lawyers Baker & McKenzie are urging clients to review available information given the significance of the new law.

June 29, 2015

BEIJING – Following a massive sell-off in  China’s stock markets on Friday - causing a drop of more than 7% in one day, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) on Saturday simultaneously dropped both interest rates and reserve ratio requirements (RRR), something not seen since the financial crisis in 2008. The People’s Bank of China said one-year lending and deposit rates would be cut by 25 basis points to 4.85% and 2.)% respectively.


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Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney to host Australia-China Business Week events

August 6, 2015

Australia - China Business Week events will be held in Adelaide (Adelaide Convention Centre, July 10), Brisbane  (Hilton Hotel, July 16) and Sydney (Four Seasons Hotel, August 5-6).

More than 150 delegates are expected in Adelaide, and more than 200 in Brisbane, where the focus will be on tourism, agribusiness, financial services and property. In Sydney, where Australia China Business Week is now in its eighth year, an estimated 1,400 delegates will attend over two days.