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China's coal strategy hits importers and consumers, data show

China coal strategy hits importers and consumers, data show

(ATF) China will remain heavily dependent on coal despite its environmental goals, while consumer prices will stay high due to its unofficial ban on imports from Australia, reports indicate.The country’s official production outlook envisages growth for the next five years, despite China’s commitment to have the nation’s carbon emission peaking …

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Honda warns of production halts as Japan car exports slump

Honda warns of production halts as Japan car exports slump

(ATF) Honda Motor said on March 16 it would temporarily suspend some production next week at all US and Canadian plants citing supply chain issues, as the latest trade data showed a slump in Japanese car exports.Some of the disruptions are caused by the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Honda said.A spokesman …

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Hong Kong’s recovery splutters as Covid’s return curbs spending 

Hong Kong’s recovery splutters as Covid’s return curbs spending 

(ATF) Hong Kong’s economy was treading water by the end of 2020 as the reintroduction of Covid containment measures held back spending. And, according to research consultancy Capital Economics, unless the authorities bring the ongoing outbreak under control soon, the region’s recovery is at risk of reversing this quarter.The current …

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Taiwan export orders soar on the back of smartphones sales surge 

Taiwan export orders soar on the back of smartphones sales surge 

Taiwan's export orders rose for the ninth consecutive month in November – and at the quickest pace in a decade – boosted by continued strong global demand for the island's technology products.Export orders, a bellwether of global technology demand, jumped 29.7% from a year earlier to $57.78 billion in November, …

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China’s exports in November make biggest leap in nearly 3 years

China’s exports in November make biggest leap in nearly 3 years

(ATF) China’s exports in November jumped more than 20% year-on-year - the biggest leap in almost three years, in a sign of rising global demand for its goods amid a worsening global coronavirus pandemic.Exports added 21.1% in US dollar terms last month compared with November 2019, official data showed on …

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Plastic playmates fill sex void for lockdown loners

Plastic playmates fill sex void for lockdown loners

Single and locked out of Beijing's dating scene by the pandemic, Amy was encouraged by other women in online chatrooms to find a solution to her enforced abstinence – a sex toy."Before, I felt a bit scared and embarrassed to use them," said the 27-year-old, who did not wish to …

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Armed with strong yuan, China steps up buying

Armed with strong yuan, China steps up buying

(ATF) The world’s second largest economy imported goods at a faster than expected rate as Chinese consumption powered ahead signalling continued strength in infrastructure and property investment.Exports remained strong riding the recent strength of retail sales among China’s major trading partners while its trade surplus with the United States narrowed.China's …

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