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15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade
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15 Things We Learnt at Asia Trade

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New global trade relationships are a manifestation of what will become a multi-polar world, with Asia emerging as a new engine of growth. The Asia House Signature Conference, 'Asia Trade – Shaping the …

New global trade relationships are a manifestation of what will become a multi-polar world, with Asia emerging as a new engine of growth. The Asia House Signature Conference, 'Asia Trade – Shaping the 21st Century' organised in partnership with HSBC, saw 14 experts discuss the impact of trade on Asia’s relationship with the UK and examined how the rise of a new global currency will reshape the global monetary system.

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  • 1. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol 20 Things We Learnt From our Signature Conference: Asia Trade – Shaping the 21st Century
  • 2. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol Shenzhen, Guangdong & Hong Kong together have 45 million people, making the conurbation one of the largest economic centres in the world – James Emmett, HSBC
  • 3. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol Last year just 0.63% of global trade was settled in Chinese RMB – Professor Chris Dixon, Global Policy Institute
  • 4. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol There are over 160 cities in China with a population of more than 1 million – James Emmett, HSBC
  • 5. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol In 50 years, the demand for energy in Asia will have doubled – Simon Henry, Shell
  • 6. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol Car sales in China have increased by 10% in the past 2 years - Erica Ng, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office
  • 7. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol The Philippines has posted a 7.8% economy growth rate in the first quarter of 2013. This is the highest in Asia. – HE Enrique Manalo
  • 8. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol If a currency becomes convertible, it takes a lot of power away from the government. – Dr Harsha Singh, WTO
  • 9. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol ASEAN’s trading bloc is bigger than that of the European Union. – Lord Green, UKTI
  • 10. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol It is often profitable for Western countries to trade in RMB when doing business in Asia. – Bridget Walsh, Ernst & Young
  • 11. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol Half of Asia’s trade is intra-regional. – James Emmett, HSBC
  • 12. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol During Q1 of 2013, the British economy grew faster than that of Singapore. – Lord Green, UKTI
  • 13. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol China’s appetite for luxury goods grew by 6% last year – Erica Ng, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office
  • 14. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol Urban household income will double in China by 2022 – James Emmett, HSBC
  • 15. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol When trade winds affected the number of ships arriving in British ports, trade was considered so vital that the Bank of England had a weather vane on its roof – James Emmett, HSBC
  • 16. Follow us on Twitter: @asiahousebuspol The Silk Road is perhaps the last great global trade route yet to be opened – Stephen King, HSBC

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