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September 1, 2014

TAIPEI - China's slowing economic growth and excess capacity in some industry sectors remain the key credit risks for Taiwan corporates over the next year, according to Taiwan Ratings Corp., a subsidiary of Standard & Poor's. The report, covering Taiwan's top 50 corporates by revenue in 2013, says Taiwan’s retail, semiconductor, and telecom sectors have the strongest credit profiles among the top 50, while transportation, cyclical, and metal companies have the weakest.

September 1, 2014

SYDNEY - The United States will be unable to secure Asia this century and the region will need to craft a balance of power to counter China, according to a new report released today by Australia’s Centre for Independent Studies. “New institutional initiatives are urgently needed to reduce strategic distrust and the likelihood of dangerous misunderstandings and misjudgements,” says the report’s author, Dr Benjamin Herscovitch.

September 1, 2014

HO CHI MINH CITY – Foreign suppliers of goods will be more exposed to Foreign Contractor Tax (FCT) in Vietnam from October 1 following changes announced by the Ministry of Finance. Lawyers Baker & McKenzie says contracts signed before October 1 will continue to be governed by regulations applicable at the time of contract signing.

August 30, 2014

NEW DELHI - Recent events have sown seeds of doubt in some quarters on how strongly India’s new Modi-led government will be able to deliver on reforms – and these doubts could morph into scepticism about prospects for India’s growth recovery, according to a research paper by ANZ Bank.


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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.