Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Canton Fair reports slow start

I'm sitting in one of my favourite places in the world at an outdoor restaurant overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. The sun is shining. So far, so good.

However, as I had suspected might be the case, the Canton Fair is reporting a soft start (sorry, not clever enough to link to this SCMP piece via e-mail):

Canton Fair kicks off with slow first day
April 16, 2008
Denise Tsang in Guangzhou

The slowing global economy has hit attendances and orders at the mainland's biggest trade fair, considered a barometer for the health of the nation's vital export sector.


We'll be watching very closely what Global Sources says about its China Sourcing Fairs, now underway in Hong Kong. And, the next sets of results from all the Asia B2B players will make interesting reading.

Now, back to watching the boats in the harbour. Altogether more uplifting!

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