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    Hong Kong economy shrinks record 8.9pc in Q1

    Agence France-Presse . Hong Kong | Updated at 10:40pm on May 04, 2020

    Hong Kong suffered its worst quarterly contraction since modern records began, official figures showed Monday, as the coronavirus outbreak hammered an economy already mired in...

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    China negotiator to sign trade deal in US next week

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 10:35pm on January 09, 2020

    China said on Thursday that vice-premier Liu He would travel to Washington next week to sign the ‘phase one’ deal with the United States that...

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    Singapore economy grows just 0.7pc

    Agence France-Presse . Singapore | Updated at 10:38pm on January 02, 2020

    Singapore’s economy, a closely watched barometer for the rest of Asia’s export-driven countries, grew just 0.7 per cent last year as the US-China trade war...

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    Vietnam growth ‘impressive’ despite global slowdown

    Agence France-Presse . Hanoi | Updated at 09:37pm on December 27, 2019

    Vietnam’s economy notched up an ‘impressive’ 7 per cent growth this year to beat its government-set target as the sustained US-China trade war dented economies...

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    Trump touts ‘very good’ Xi phone call

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:04pm on December 21, 2019

    President Donald Trump touted a ‘very good talk’ Friday with Xi Jinping on a deal to resolve their trade war, while Chinese media said Xi...

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    US, China mini-deal offers ‘breathing space’ for Chinese economy

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 11:29pm on December 15, 2019

    A truce in the US-China trade war offers Xi Jinping breathing space as he faces a slowing economy and political trouble in Hong Kong, but...

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    Japan business mood gloomiest in nearly 7yrs as trade war bites

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2019

    Japanese big manufacturers’ business mood sank to a near seven year low in the fourth quarter, a closely watched central bank survey showed, as the...

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    BoJ seen holding fire as trade war fears ease, may warn of soft output

    Reuters . Tokyo | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2019

    The Bank of Japan is set to keep monetary policy steady next week, as receding fears of a disorderly Brexit and signs of progress in...

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    Can Bangladesh gain from the situation?

    MS Siddiqui | Updated at 12:00am on November 29, 2019

    IN 2017, China, the European Union, Bangladesh and Vietnam were the world’s top four apparel exporters. They together accounted for 75.8 per cent of the...

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    Global shares inch up, but trade worries linger

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2019

    Global stocks inched up on Friday, lifted by China’s renewed offer to work out a trade pact with Washington, but gains were limited by uncertainty...

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