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August 27, 2015

HONG KONG - The declining profitability of China's corporate sector over several years contributed to the recent correction in the Shanghai Stock Exchange, according to Standard & Poor's. “We forewarned three years ago that the average profitability of the largest Chinese corporates was declining,” said S&P credit analyst Terry Chan.

August 27, 2015

BEIJING – Chinese State media announced on Tuesday night that eight people had been taken away for questioning over alleged market malpractice, and further reporting on Wednesday concluded that the detained included Xu Gang, managing director of one of China’s biggest securities firms Citic Securities, Ouyang Jiansheng, a former department director at the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), Liu Shufan, a CSRC division head, and Caijing magazine reporter Wang Xiaolu.

August 26, 2015

MANILA- Second quarter GDP growth in the Philippines has come in at 5.6%, just short of market expectations. An acceleration in household spending to 6.2% y/y (from 6.0% in Q1) offset a slowdown in investment growth due to delays in public spending.

August 26, 2015

TAIPEI - Agreements on taxation co-operation and aviation safety were signed on Tuesday by Taiwan’s Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) and China’s Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) during the 11th round of SEF-ARATS talks in Fuzhou.


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Hong Kong –Australia National Business Awards –The Westin Sydney

September 18, 2015

The Hong Kong-Australia Business Association together with Cathay Pacific will host presentation of the 4th National HKABA Business Awards in Sydney on Friday, September 18.

Bookings close August 31. Sponsored tables at the event are available through the HKABA National Office. Contact Teresa Lee, Executive Officer, on (61 2) 9267-3158 or email hkaba@hktdc.org

China International Fair Investment & Trade (CIFIT) – Xiamen, China

September 7, 2015 to September 11, 2015

Australia China Business Week China has been invited by the Fujian Government to host the Australian Pavilion at CIFIT in September.

CIFIC now in its 19th year, is China’s largest investment and trade fair and expects to attract more than 100,000 people seeking investment opportunities. Further information at www.abf.events.com