Posts Tagged ‘Trade’

Reports on Canton Fair Show Attendance and Orders Off

Monday, November 10, 2008 0:05 Comments Off on Reports on Canton Fair Show Attendance and Orders Off

following my earlier post on reports that traffic at the Canton fair was off significantly, here is a CCTV report which provides more details.  There are other articles at FT,China Stakes, IHT, Washington Post, and others. [youtube width=”425″ height=”335″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcRtX-f83RY[/youtube]

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Another Sign American Wasn’t Ready for Globalization: The Safety Gap

Monday, November 3, 2008 9:42 1 Comment

A few years back a friend of mine was the speaker at a small gathering and he made a comment that at the time was a bit different than the mainstream He said (and I am paraphrasing), that America created the current global environment without being ready for it. It was a statement he was […]

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Canton Fair Sees Dive in Attendence. Has the Bell Toll For Chinese Exports?

Sunday, November 2, 2008 4:40 8 Comments

While working through my own thoughts on the current economic conditions, and reading the opinions/ analysis of others, it is clear that exports are going to be one of the most visible parts of the economy to be impacted. For many who have been working in the trade industry, the Canton Fair has been something […]

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Dave Sinclair Protests Outsourcing to China, Mexico, India, anywhere

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 20:38 4 Comments

Sometimes an image (or a youtube) will conjure up memories that have been repressed by years of heavy drinking, and this is certainly one of them. Watching the Dave sinclair advertisements on TV was just something I grew used to.  Possibly shot in the garage out back, the graphics were always cars on the lot […]

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First China Ripples of Global Financial Crisis Come Ashore – Part 1 – Trade

Friday, October 24, 2008 12:18 8 Comments

With China’s economic engine being powered primarily by trade and domestic investment, understanding the role on the recent banking crisis on trade – and thus its impact on China – has become a focus of many.. including the Chinese government. A big issue to tackle in a single post, there are a number of elements […]

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Paulson to Next Adminstration. Keep the US China Strategic Economic Dialogue (SED)

Monday, October 6, 2008 20:15 2 Comments

In Foreign Affairs this month comes a piece by US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called A Strategic Economic Engagement Strengthening U.S.-Chinese Ties . A state of affairs piece, the message throughout the article is clear. Regardless of who will be the next President of the United States, the SED needs to remain in place. With […]

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China Stands Up at Trade Talks

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 5:56 1 Comment

There are reports coming out that China has thrown a huge wrench into recent discussions which would theoretically open the global trade markets on a different level. According to the WSJ report China Objection Threatens Trade Deal (subscription required), the three key commodities that were mentioned are rice, cotton, and sugar.  IHT Coverage is here […]

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Sourcing in China?: Read This NOW

Friday, July 25, 2008 1:02 2 Comments

China Briefing has just posted SAFE Issues New Regulations to Further Control Foreign Exchange Movement, which confirms the worst case scenario I ran through in my post earlier this month The Next Problem for China’s Exporters: SAFE Regulations. Confirming what, Michael Pettis’s warned about in his post Hot weather, cold market, I made a trip […]

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