China 

China’s manufacturers enjoy stable May after boost in export orders despite US trade war, survey shows

Manufacturers in China enjoyed a surprisingly strong performance in May, supported by a rebound in new export orders after the announcement by the United States that it would increase tariffs on Chinese imports, a survey showed on Monday.The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a gauge of sentiment among the country’s factory operators, came in at 50.2, unchanged from April’s level and above analyst’s expectation of a drop to 50.0, the watershed point between expansion… Source link

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China’s 8.34 million graduates fighting for fewer jobs as vacancies dwindle and gap years increase, survey shows

China’s 8.34 million graduates are facing a tougher and more competitive job market than their counterparts 12 months ago as a record number of applicants compete for a dwindling number of vacancies in an economy that is struggling to maintain stable growth in the midst of the trade war with the United States, a survey of students showed.The number of job openings for each new graduate applicant dropped to 1.41 this year from 1.54 last year, according to Zhaopin, an online job recruitment… Source link

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Singapore 

Singapore top in Asia for digital life for expats, ranks low for cashless payments: Survey, Singapore, Digital News

SINGAPORE – Foreigners working here lead the most digitally connected lives in Asia and reap the most technological benefits when compared to those working in other parts of the region last year, a new survey has found. But the findings released on Wednesday (May 22) also showed that Singapore lags behind other countries in terms of its cashless payments systems, the ease of getting a local mobile number and unrestricted access to online services. The first Digital Life Abroad Report by expat community and information site InterNations involved a survey…

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US-China trade war hurting American companies in China as tariffs cut into demand, survey finds

Three-quarters of US companies operating in China said the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing was hurting their business, according to a new survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China and its sister organisation in Shanghai.More than half of respondents said that higher tariffs imposed by both countries were cutting into demand for their products and 42 per cent said they were experiencing higher manufacturing costs. Of those surveyed, 38 per cent said they were seeing… Source link

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Singapore 

19+ Worldview survey: Open to tying the knot, Singapore News

The Singapore Government frets about young people delaying marriage and having children but, going by the findings of a recent survey, it may have less to worry about than thought. Nearly 90 per cent of the respondents hope to get married, and 86 per cent would like to have children, according to the survey conducted by The Straits Times in partnership with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). The study sought the views of more than one thousand 19-year-old Singaporeans last year and what they thought about various topics,…

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China overtakes Australia as top destination in Asia-Pacific for foreign commercial property investors, CBRE survey finds

China has overtaken Australia as the top destination in Asia-Pacific for cross-border investments in commercial property for the first time, with Shanghai the preferred city for overseas buyers, according to a survey by CBRE.About a quarter, or 25.8 per cent, of the 348 global real estate investors polled between November and January said they were interested in China, up 3.7 percentage points from a year ago.The office segment remained the most popular sector, with more than a third of… Source link

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China’s white-collar workers earned less in first quarter of 2019 despite signs of economic recovery, survey finds

The average salary for white-collar workers in China fell in the first quarter of 2019 despite an economic recovery, according to a report by a major Chinese job website on Tuesday.In the first three months of 2019 the average monthly salary dropped to 8,050 yuan (US$1,195) from 8,096 yuan in the fourth quarter of 2018 due to increased competition for vacancies, according to Zhaopin.com after a survey of job data on its platform covering 37 cities.The results of the survey offer far less… Source link

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Property 

Half of Hongkongers think property prices will rise in next 12 months, Citibank survey finds

About half of Hongkongers think the city’s property prices will rise in the next 12 months, according to the quarterly Hong Kong Residential Property Ownership Survey, conducted on behalf of Citibank by the University of Hong Kong’s Social Sciences Research Centre. In comparison, only 18 per cent expected a price increase in the last quarter of 2018.The survey, released on Monday, also found the number of respondents who felt it was a “bad and terrible” time to buy a home in the city fell by 10… Source link

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Hongkongers are ditching the idea that raising a child is a pathway to a golden retirement, survey finds

The Chinese traditional saying of “raising a child to prepare for retirement” is looking increasingly outdated as 26 per cent of Hong Kong parents nearing retirement age help pay for their adult children’s monthly living expenses, while 9 per cent help pay towards a home purchase for their children, according to a survey of AXA Hong Kong.The survey, released by AXA on Thursday, polled 1,013 Hong Kong people earlier this month, tracking the views of parents aged between 49 to 59 and a younger… Source link

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EU investment rules leave over 80 per cent of Chinese firms feeling discriminated against, survey says

More than 80 per cent of Chinese firms believe they are discriminated against when investing in European Union countries as China’s overseas acquisition are increasingly scrutinised, according to a survey compiled by a Chinese trade body.The European Union is the largest recipient of Chinese investment, but new rules on the screening of foreign investment introduced at the start of April target areas that have had the most Chinese investment, including manufacturing, lease and commercial… Source link

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