Hong Kong Legislature Approves US$32.8 Million To Host WTO Meeting

Hong Kong's legislature approved 256 million Hong Kong dollars (US$32.8 million) on Friday to host the World Trade Organization's sixth ministerial conference, the government said. Financial Secretary Henry Tang said he welcomed the legislature's approval and the Hong Kong government will now proceed "full steam ahead" with the necessary preparations for the conference.

Waking Up To The Rise Of The Red Dragon

The Australian | By Florence Chong | April 7, 2004 THE door is about to swing open for adventurous Australian investors to enter the promising Chinese stock market. Small funds dedicated to Chinese stocks have started to come on the market, offering retail Australian investors the opportunity to leverage on to China's dynamic economic growth.

Unctad Report Says FDI Flows to Brazil, Mexico Dropped in 2002

The Main Wire | March 5, 2004 A report released Friday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development found that foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Brazil, Mexico and Columbia dipped in 2002 from 2001. The agency said FDI flows to Brazil declined from $22.5 billion in 2001 to $16.6 billion in 2002, or by more than 26%.