Vietnam 

Việt Nam to attend Taipei food show – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The Taipei Food Show in 2018. This year’s event will feature 5,000 stalls displaying food and food processing machinery, packaging equipment, restaurant-hotel-services and Halal products. — Photo industrysourcing.com Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Delegates from Việt Nam will attend the Taipei International 5-in-1 Food Show, the largest trade promotion expo for the Taiwanese food industry, in Taipei from June 19-22. The news was announced by the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s branch in HCM City and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council in HCM City (TAITRA)…

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China 

Big companies on alert in countdown to China’s consumer rights TV show

China is gearing up to skewer companies it accuses of treating consumers badly in a yearly event that has previously named and shamed firms from Apple to Nike.State-run China Central Television (CCTV) will on Friday evening broadcast its annual consumer rights show, similar to CBS network’s 60 Minutes in the United States, that tends to be a mix of undercover reports and song-and-dance routine.Known as “315”, in reference to global consumer rights day on March 15, the show is usually greeted… Source link

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Singapore 

Creative CEO Sim Wong Hoo spotted mingling with customers at IT Show 2019, Singapore, Digital News

SINGAPORE – He might be the founder and chief executive of local technology company Creative Technology but that has not stopped Mr Sim Wong Hoo from continuing to engage with customers on the ground. Mr Sim, 64, was spotted at Creative’s booth at this weekend’s IT Show 2019, which was held at Suntec Singapore from March 7 to 10. Netizens said that Mr Sim was seen talking to customers at the booth and explaining Creative’s products to them. Several netizens praised him for his hands-on attitude and effort to engage…

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Home 

IMAX to show more Chinese-language films after sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth sets box office record

IMAX, the Canadian company that patented wide-format film, is betting big on Chinese-language films after the sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth generated record box office earnings for the provider of theatre systems on the mainland.Chief financial officer Patrick McClymont told the South China Morning Post in an exclusive interview that China will be able to accommodate 1,200 IMAX screens, nearly double its current number.“As the network continues to grow, it becomes much more about the… Source link

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Global 

China PMI data expected to show manufacturing slumped for third month in a row

Activity in China’s manufacturing sector is expected to have contracted for a third straight month in February, suggesting the economy is still slowing, despite government efforts at stimulus.The National Bureau of Statistics purchasing manufacturing index (PMI) is expected at 49.5 in February, unchanged from January, according to a survey of economists by Bloomberg.A reading below 50 indicates a contraction in the manufacturing sector while a reading above 50 represents expansion.The official… Source link

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Shanghai to Beijing high speed rail operator may be readying for an IPO this year, documents show

The operator of the high-speed railway linking Shanghai and Beijing has taken its first step towards a mainland initial public offering after receiving pre-listing tutorial services from a brokerage.According to a document ­published by the Beijing branch of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) on Tuesday, Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway is being advised by CSC Financial on a listing application, which is expected to be completed this year.On the mainland, a potential listing… Source link

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Huawei looks to show its lead in 5G technology at world’s biggest mobile industry exhibition

When Guo Ping delivered a keynote speech for Huawei Technologies at Mobile World Congress in 2016, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment supplier called on the industry to push forward preparations for the roll-out of advanced 5G wireless networks and services.Guo, who was Huawei’s deputy chairman at that time, said telecoms carriers must do three things: increase connectivity, bolster capacity to meet the changing needs of different sectors, and rethink their network capabilities… Source link

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Remember that ‘Chinese boycott’ of Canada Goose down jackets because of Meng Wanzhou? Revenue numbers show it didn’t happen, with sales rising, and forecasts up

Canada Goose Holdings Inc boosted its annual forecast for the second time in six months, signalling its premium down parkas remain popular with Chinese shoppers amid a diplomatic spat between China and Canada and calls for a boycott of the brand. Based on the “strength” of the nine months ended on December 31, Canada Goose said revenue would rise in the mid-to-high 30s on a percentage basis, compared with a November forecast of at least 30 per cent. Last quarter, sales climbed 50 per cent to C$399.3 million (US$301 million),…

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Greater Bay Area is a chance for Hong Kong to show it hasn’t lost its edge

The Greater Bay Area plan, to be unveiled shortly, should be embraced and not feared. It will give Hong Kong the opportunity to showcase its strengths and a larger platform to stake its claim to innovation and excellence on many fronts. The last thing Hongkongers should do is doubt themselves or think they have lost their competitive edge. The city is not “finished” and innovation is thriving in many areas. Colonial Hong Kong is history. Hong Kong can carve a new role for itself if it wants to. The Greater…

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From reality show dating to rapping: How China’s cryptocurrency stars are coping with the prolonged bear market

There are many ways to measure the bursting of the cryptocurrency bubble last year: Bitcoin was down 80 per cent from its peak; over 900 digital tokens became worthless; the vaporised value of digital assets exceeded US$600 billion. Some metrics are more personal and show the pain felt by those on the ground who helped inflate the bubble. Over the past year Michael Zhang, a 26-year-old telecommunications engineer based in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, put 40,000 yuan (US$5,964) into cryptocurrencies, only to see his investment shrink to one…

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