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21 01, 2020

China’s 2019 foreign direct investment up 5.8 per cent, but outbound investment fell 6 per cent

By | 2020-01-21T04:13:46+00:00 January 21st, 2020|Business|Comments Off on China’s 2019 foreign direct investment up 5.8 per cent, but outbound investment fell 6 per cent

Foreign direct investment in China in 2019 rose 5.8 per cent from a year earlier to 941.5 billion yuan (US$137 billion), the commerce ministry said on Tuesday.China’s outbound direct investment (ODI) declined 6 per cent to 807.95 billion yuan (US$118 b...

21 01, 2020

Taiwanese Apple partner Pegatron to set up production in Vietnam, as companies move to diversify from China

By | 2020-01-21T04:05:32+00:00 January 21st, 2020|Business|Comments Off on Taiwanese Apple partner Pegatron to set up production in Vietnam, as companies move to diversify from China

Taiwan’s Pegatron plans to set up production facilities in Vietnam, becoming the latest Apple assembly partner to establish a presence in the Southeast Asian nation as they diversify beyond China, according to people familiar with the matter.Taipei-lis...

20 01, 2020

Cork Company of the Year Awards: Casting an eye over the SME finalists

By | 2020-01-20T10:29:00+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Business|Comments Off on Cork Company of the Year Awards: Casting an eye over the SME finalists

In the second week of a four-part series looking at the finalists for the Cork Company of the Year Awards.

20 01, 2020

Apple CEO Tim Cook receives IDA Ireland Special Recognition Award from Taoiseach

By | 2020-01-20T10:28:00+00:00 January 20th, 2020|Business|Comments Off on Apple CEO Tim Cook receives IDA Ireland Special Recognition Award from Taoiseach

Leo Varadkar described how the tech giant has grown in Ireland, particularly in Cork, over the years.

19 01, 2020

How investors can ferret out risks from US-China trade conflict and the Iran and North Korea crises for a prosperous Year of the Rat

By | 2020-01-19T19:00:13+00:00 January 19th, 2020|Business|Comments Off on How investors can ferret out risks from US-China trade conflict and the Iran and North Korea crises for a prosperous Year of the Rat

In the Year of the Dog, investors chased their tails over monetary policy. The Year of the Pig saw investors deep in the mud of the trade war between the United States and China. The Year of the Rat promises calmer days with the phase-one US-China trad...

19 01, 2020

China’s financial credit database of 1 billion people, 28 million companies gets an upgrade

By | 2020-01-19T13:30:07+00:00 January 19th, 2020|Business|Comments Off on China’s financial credit database of 1 billion people, 28 million companies gets an upgrade

China’s central bank has launched an updated version of its credit information system covering 1 billion individuals and more than 28 million corporate clients, which it says will provide more accurate profiles of loan applicants.The upgraded system – ...

18 01, 2020

CK Asset’s sale of Seaside Sonata sputters in the final pre-holiday weekend as Hong Kong’s home market tries to find its footing

By | 2020-01-18T09:57:41+00:00 January 18th, 2020|Business|Comments Off on CK Asset’s sale of Seaside Sonata sputters in the final pre-holiday weekend as Hong Kong’s home market tries to find its footing

Hong Kong’s home sales sputtered in the final weekend before the start of the Lunar New Year holiday, in a sign that the city’s struggling property market is still trying to find its footing.CK Asset Holdings, one of the city’s biggest developers, sold...

18 01, 2020

Questionable quality has made traditional Chinese medicine hard to swallow overseas. Are the proposed national standards just what the doctor ordered?

By | 2020-01-18T07:45:07+00:00 January 18th, 2020|Business|Comments Off on Questionable quality has made traditional Chinese medicine hard to swallow overseas. Are the proposed national standards just what the doctor ordered?

Banlangen, also known as isatis root, a plant used to treat respiratory disorders, and Dahuang, a rhubarb root used to relieve constipation, are among the first batch of 160 Chinese medicine ingredients to be subject for the first time to nationwide qu...

17 01, 2020

Markets jump despite fresh US-China concerns

By | 2020-01-17T21:00:00+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Business|Comments Off on Markets jump despite fresh US-China concerns

European shares touched a record high after Phil Hogan, the EU trade commissioner, struck a positive tone on talks with Washington, soothing some concerns over a possible escalation in trade tensions between the cross-Atlantic allies.