China

  • Cebr refreshes world economic forecasts

    The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has published its World Economics League table for 2016 with key forecasts as follows: Slower Chinese GDP growth and a weaker currency mean that China is now forecast to overtake the US in 2029 compared with 2025 in last year’s forecasts. Japan has the weakest forecast growth of all major economies and is likely to be overtaken by both the UK and Germany during the 2030s. Germany’s population ...

    Posted at December 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Cebr refreshes world economic forecasts
  • Boost for UK business in Chinese e-marketplaces

      UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has signed agreements with five Chinese e-marketplaces estimated to be worth £1 billion to UK companies over the next three years.   The signings took place at "China: The Retail Opportunity", a one-day conference held in London as part of the Chinese State Visit when UKTI signed memorandums of understanding with the following e-marketplaces:   JD Worldwide Netease/Kaola XIU.com Mogujie Ctrip   According to official figures, in China e-marketplaces account for 90% of all e-commerce transactions ...

    Posted at October 24, 2015 | By : | Categories : News | Comments Off on Boost for UK business in Chinese e-marketplaces
  • Global demand boosts UK wool exports

    Cumbrian farmers look set to benefit from a boom in British wool with the value of UK exports reaching nearly £200 million in 2014, exports to China having doubled since 2013. Last year, around 800,000kg of high quality wool was shorn from Cumbrian breeds including Texel and Swaledale and the hardy Herdwick. According to Defra, UK exports of the fabric are now being shipped to 50 countries, including China and the United Arab Emirates. Over 1,000 new ...

    Posted at June 6, 2015 | By : | Categories : News,Rural Business | Comments Off on Global demand boosts UK wool exports
  • China welcomes UK green construction standards

    Buildings in China could soon be built to British green construction standards, Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced. UK construction firm, Building Research Establishment, has signed an agreement with the Shenzhen Municipal Government to set up a training and R&D centre in China’s fastest growing city. The centre will deliver training on a national scale to other cities and promote services, including certifying buildings to green construction standards, possibly creating up to £200 million of work ...

    Posted at May 26, 2014 | By : | Categories : News,Renewables | Comments Off on China welcomes UK green construction standards
  • Solar industry fights Chinese anti-dumping proposals

    The UK's Solar Trade Association (STA) recently joined forces with ministers in efforts to impress upon the European Commission the damaging impact of proposed anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels. As the deadline for responses to a consultation on anti-dumping arrived, a letter written by the STA to Trade Commissioner, Karel de Gucht, had been signed by 15 European trade associations across 12 countries. STA chief executive officer, Paul Barwell, comments: “Jobs, growth and carbon and renewables ...

    Posted at May 28, 2013 | By : | Categories : News,Renewables,Rural Business | Comments Off on Solar industry fights Chinese anti-dumping proposals