• IMF identifies 3 main risks for HK economy

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said rising interest rates, China-linked stress, and a possible downturn in the property market are the three main risks in Hong Kong's economy. In its annual assessment of the Asian financial hub, the IMF said stretched property valuations mean Hong Kong's economy is vulnerable if interest rates rise faster than expected. Should the US Federal Reserve raise interest rates next week, the higher borrowing costs would automatically flow through Hong Kong, the IMF said. Hong Kong's property market peaked…

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    Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

    Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

    13:02 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - NPR Headlines

    Overall, U.S. life expectancy dipped in 2015 — the first drop since 1993. That's because the death rate went up between 2014 and 2015, driven by an increase in mortality among people younger than 65.

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    US rate rises set to expose China’s frailties

    US rate rises set to expose China’s frailties

    13:00 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - Financial Times

    The world’s most leveraged corporate sector adds to the country’s vulnerabilities

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    平安人寿董事长丁当:险资入市有积极意义 价值投资是险资主流

    平安人寿董事长丁当:险资入市有积极意义 价值投资是险资主流

    13:00 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - 快讯_证券时报网

    险资监管政策引起市场高度关注。平安人寿董事长兼CEO丁当在接受媒体采访时表示,股票是保险资金运用的重要投资品种,保险资金参与股票投资同样以长期投资获取稳定的分红收益和资本增值为目的,价值投资是保险资金运用的主流。丁当还表示,险资入市有利于市场从散户市往机构市转变。保险公司基于价值投资和自身资产负债匹配的合理适度举牌,对于引导市场价值发现,完善公司治理有一定积极意义。  

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    发改委:推进农业产业融合  打造一批农字号特色小镇

    发改委:推进农业产业融合 打造一批农字号特色小镇

    13:00 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - 快讯_证券时报网

    据中国网报道,12月8日上午,国家发改委农经司司长吴晓在回答记者问时表示,下一步发改委将贯彻落实好93号文件精神,坚持把推进农村产业融合发展作为实现农业现代化和新型城镇化的重要路径。吴晓提出,要要结合实施“百千万”试点示范工程和新型城镇化试点,因地制宜推进多种形式的产城融合,鼓励各地依托要素禀赋和资源比较优势,打造一批农字号的特色小镇。

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    工信部:将开展“互联网+”农产品加工试点示范

    工信部:将开展“互联网+”农产品加工试点示范

    12:50 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - 快讯_证券时报网

    据中国网消息,国家发改委12月8日召开新闻发布会,工信部罗俊杰表示,2017年工信部将从四方面推动工作:组织实施2017年工业转型升级(中国制造2025)重点项目,开展“互联网+”农产品加工试点示范;围绕贯彻落实《中国制造2025》,深入推动农产品加工、食品等相关领域示范基地建设;充分发挥中央财政资金引导作用,引导基础电信企业加大投资力度;鼓励自主创新,提升技术装备水平。推进农产品加工装备自主化。

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    The Wall Street Journal: New Zealand’s deputy prime minister set to become new leader

    The Wall Street Journal: New Zealand’s deputy prime minister set to become new leader

    12:30 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - Market Watch - Top Stories

    New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English is expected to become the country’s next leader, after two other contenders for the leadership of the ruling center-right National Party conceded.

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    New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister English Set to Become Next Leader

    New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister English Set to Become Next Leader

    12:30 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - Wall Street Journal Asia

    New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English is expected to become the country’s next leader, after two other contenders for the leadership of the ruling center-right National Party conceded.

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    Rust-Belt Debt Hangs Around Beijing's Neck

    Rust-Belt Debt Hangs Around Beijing's Neck

    13:12 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - The Wall Street Journal - Market News

    Good times won’t last in China’s worst-off, old-economy provinces dominated by steel and coal.

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    The Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump lashes out at Carrier steelworkers union leader

    The Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump lashes out at Carrier steelworkers union leader

    12:21 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - Market Watch - Top Stories

    President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted a steelworkers union leader who denounced him for exaggerating the number of jobs saved at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indiana.

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    11月出口同比增长5.9% 贸易顺差2981亿元

    11月出口同比增长5.9% 贸易顺差2981亿元

    12:18 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - 快讯_证券时报网

    据海关统计,今年前11个月,我国进出口总值21.83万亿元人民币,比去年同期(下同)下降1.2%。其中,出口12.47万亿元,下降1.8%;进口9.36万亿元,下降0.3%;贸易顺差3.11万亿元,缩小5.8%。 11月份,我国进出口总值2.35万亿元,增长8.9%。其中,出口1.32万亿元,增长5.9%;进口1.03万亿元,增长13%;贸易顺差2981.1亿元,收窄12.9%。    前11个月,我国外贸进出口主要呈现以下特点: 一、一般贸易进出口小幅增长、比重提升,加工贸易进出口下降。前11个月,我国一般贸易进出口12.02万亿元,增长0.5%,占我外贸总值的55.1%,较去年同期提升0.9个百分点。其中出口6.72万亿元,下降1.1%,占出口总值的53.9%;进口5.3万亿元,增长2.7%,占进口总值的56.6%;一般贸易项下顺差1.42万亿元,收窄13.1%。同期,我国加工贸易进出口6.57万亿元,下降5.7%,占我外贸总值的30.1%,比去年同期回落1.4个百分点。其中出口4.23万亿元,下降5.2%,占出口总值的33.9%;进口2.34万亿元,下降6.7%,占进口总值的25%;加工贸易项下顺差1.89万亿元,收窄3.3%。 此外,我国以海关特殊监管方式进出口2.34万亿元,下降2.4%,占我外贸总值的10.7%。其中出口8101.4亿元,下降7%,占出口总值的6.5%;进口1.53万亿元,增长0.2%,占进口总值的16.4%。 二、对欧盟、东盟、日本等贸易伙伴进出口增长,对美国进出口下降。前11个月,欧盟为我国第一大贸易伙伴,中欧贸易总值3.26万亿元,增长3.1%,占我外贸总值的14.9%。其中,我对欧盟出口2.02万亿元,增长1.5%;自欧盟进口1.24万亿元,增长5.8%;对欧贸易顺差7742.7亿元,收窄4.7%。美国为我国第二大贸易伙伴,中美贸易总值为3.08万亿元,下降1.7%,占我外贸总值的14.1%。其中,我对美国出口2.3万亿元,下降0.9%;自美国进口7839.3亿元,下降4.2%;对美贸易顺差1.51万亿元,扩大0.9%。 前11个月,东盟为我国第三大贸易伙伴,与东盟贸易总值为2.66万亿元,增长0.8%,占我外贸总值的12.2%。其中,我对东盟出口1.52万亿元,下降2.3%;自东盟进口1.14万亿元,增长5.2%;对东盟贸易顺差3674.4亿元,收窄20.1%。日本为我国第五大贸易伙伴,中日贸易总值为1.64万亿元,增长4.4%,占我外贸总值的7.5%。其中,对日本出口7760.3亿元,增长1.3%;自日本进口8605.8亿元,增长7.4%;对日贸易逆差845.5亿元,扩大1.4倍。 三、民营企业进出口增长,比重提升。前11个月,民营企业进出口8.37万亿元,增长3.5%,占我外贸总值的38.3%,较去年同期提升1.7个百分点。其中,出口5.74万亿元,增长0.8%,占出口总值的46%;进口2.63万亿元,增长9.8%,占进口总值的28.1%。同期,外商投资企业进出口10万亿元,下降3%,占我外贸总值的45.8%。其中,出口5.45万亿元,下降3.4%,占出口总值的43.7%;进口4.55万亿元,下降2.5%,占进口总值的48.6%。 此外,国有企业进出口3.37万亿元,下降7.4%,占我外贸总值的15.4%。其中,出口1.27万亿元,下降6.3%,占出口总值的10.2%;进口2.1万亿元,下降8.1%,占进口总值的22.4%。 四、机电产品和服装等部分传统劳动密集型产品出口下降。前11个月,我国机电产品出口7.18万亿元,下降1.8%,占出口总值的57.6%。其中,电器及电子产品出口3.28万亿元,下降0.5%;机械设备2.04万亿元,下降0.3%。同期,服装出口9437.9亿元,下降3%;纺织品6306.4亿元,增长2.2%;家具2823.4亿元,下降3.8%;鞋类2759.2亿元,下降7.5%;塑料制品2133.7亿元,增长1.3%;箱包1466.3亿元,下降7.2%;玩具1085亿元,增长21.6%;上述7大类劳动密集型产品合计出口2.6万亿元,下降1.5%,占出口总值的20.9%。此外,肥料出口2503万吨,减少20.5%;钢材1亿吨,减少1%;汽车72万辆,增加7.1%。 五、铁矿砂、原油、煤等大宗商品进口量增加,主要进口商品价格普遍下跌。前11个月,我国进口铁矿砂9.35亿吨,增加9.2%,进口均价为每吨362元,下跌4.7%;原油3.45亿吨,增加14%,进口均价为每吨1985.8元,下跌21.6%;煤2.29亿吨,增加22.7%,进口均价为每吨343.2元,下跌7.7%;成品油2526万吨,减少6.6%,进口均价为每吨2595.9元,下跌13.4%;初级形状的塑料2306万吨,减少3.1%,进口均价为每吨1.06万元,下跌1.4%;钢材1202万吨,增加3.6%,进口均价为每吨6551.1元,下跌6.4%;未锻轧铜及铜材446万吨,增加4.3%,进口均价为每吨3.45万元,下跌9.1%。此外,机电产品进口4.57万亿元,增长1.9%;其中汽车95万辆,减少3.5%。 六、11月中国外贸出口先导指数回升。11月,中国外贸出口先导指数为36.9,较上月回升1.3,表明明年年初我国外贸出口压力有望减轻。其中,根据网络问卷调查数据显示,当月,我国出口经理人指数回升0.8至40;新增出口订单指数、经理人信心指数分别回升1.8、0.7至41.3、45.5,企业综合成本指数回落1.9至25.5。

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    Asia Markets: Asian markets catch a ride on Wall Street’s record wave

    Asia Markets: Asian markets catch a ride on Wall Street’s record wave

    11:46 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - Market Watch - Top Stories

    Asian equity markets were firmly higher on Thursday, propelled by another record close on Wall Street and expectations that the European Central Bank will extend its monetary stimulus measures.

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    The Wall Street Journal: Microsoft, Qualcomm partnership to bring Windows 10 to Snapdragon

    The Wall Street Journal: Microsoft, Qualcomm partnership to bring Windows 10 to Snapdragon

    11:17 Dec 08, 2016 GMT +8 - Market Watch - Top Stories

    Microsoft Corp. is working with Qualcomm Inc. to spawn a new breed of tablets and notebooks that promise to diversify the software giant’s technology base and give the chip maker access to new markets.

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