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April 24, 2014

SEOUL – South Korea’s GDP rose by 3.9% y/y in Q1, slightly above market expectations. ANZ Bank believes the economy will continue to expand at this pace due to a proactive fiscal policy alongside global economic recovery. “We maintain our forecast that the Korean economy will grow by 3.7% in 2014 and that the output gap will narrow gradually towards the year end,” ANZ says in a research note.

April 23, 2014

HONG KONG – Manufacturing output and new orders in China both contracted at weaker rates in April, with the HSBC Flash China Manufacturing PMI coming in at 48.3 for April (48.0 in March), a two-month high. And the Flash China Manufacturing Output Index at 48.0 (47.2 in March), also a two-month high.

April 23, 2014

HONG KONG - Revenue prospects will be increasingly gloomy for China's department stores over the next 12-24 months, according to a report published today by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, which says  slower sales growth and intensifying competition have already tightened the profitability of major retailers, which include four companies rated by S&P: Parkson Retail Group, Golden Eagle Retail Group, Intime Retail (Group) Co, and Maoye International Holdings.

April 22, 2014

SINGAPORE - As Asia-Pacific's economic prominence grows, so does its demand for and trade in energy, with China accounting for a big part of it, according to a new report from Standard & Poor's, which says Asian nations are turning increasingly to energy resources outside to meet their needs. Crude oil, coal, and gas imports in Asia-Pacific have doubled as a percentage of total imports over the 20 years to 2012, S&P says. Although sourcing more for energy outside the region, Asia-Pacific needs for refined petroleum are being met increasingly from within.


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Australia-China Business Week 2014

May 26, 2014 to May 30, 2014

Australia-China Business Week 2014 – Guangzhou (May 26-28), Shanghai (May 29-30) - Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe Hotel

Organised by Australian Business Forum, ACBW 2014 Guangzhou-Shanghai is supported by the NSW Government, Austrade, the Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation of Guangdong Province, CCPIT Guangdong and the SME Association Guangdong.

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.

SUBCON THAILAND 2014 – Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre

May 15, 2014 to May 17, 2014

The Thailand Board of Investment is offering a buyer support programme for companies attending Thailand’s leading industrial subcontracting exhibition. Around 300 industrial subcontractors will be showcasing their capabilities. More than 20,000 industrial parts buyers from 15 countries attended SUBCON THAILAND 2013.

Running alongside the exhibition is a Business Matchmaking Programme for buyers sourcing parts or components in Thailand or seeking Thai business partners. One-on-one meetings can be arranged.