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Business Tianjin OUT! March 2019 Edition
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BT 201903 340x458BT 201903 QR PDFThe decision to delay the imposition of higher trade tariffs by USA to China doesn’t mean the end of economic hostilities between the world’s biggest two economies, but it is a positive sign. It’s clearly not the end of difficult negotiations, let alone of the underlying tension between the two countries. The tariff suspension and, possibly, a more lasting agreement would be a positive for international trade and business in both countries, as well as the global economy more generally.

According to data, 6.6% GDP growth in 2018 is the lowest recorded annual growth rate in the past 28 years. Data for the last quarter of 2018 indicate 6.4% growth. Due to events in global economic environment, this year’s economic growth target is expected to be specified as a range from 6% to 6.5%. The official 2019 target is though expected to be revealed at the annual parliamentary session in March.

A study indicates that the optimal time employees should spend communicating with their managers is six hours a week. The number perhaps seems surprising for many organizations, but the fact is that they are increasingly considering higher productivity rates from their employees after they have spent some quality time with their managers. As a matter of fact, employees, who have been spending good time with their managers, are 30% more engaged and 15% more motivated. HR section is explaining what employees want from performance management.

This month’s cover is about culture and nature in hotels, the emphasis is on Banyan Tree Riverside Tianjin. Specialized in resorts, a sanctuary for the senses, as they like to explain, they offer unique and modern accommodations in town, where you can look for some moments of relax and serenity after a hard working day. We have talked this month with John Bao, General Manager of Banyan Tree Tianjin Riverside Hotel, to know better this city resort for Urban Vacations.

In Depth column reports China’s very ambitious moon programme, under the Economy of the Space title, which the European Space Agency hopes to collaborate with and further their advances to the Moon.

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Mary Smith
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10   ECONOMY: China GDP Growth in 2018: The Lowest in 28 Years

BT 201903 economy 0112   FEATURE STORY: Here's Why China's Chang'e 4 is a Big Leap for Mankind!

BT 201903 feature 0115   COVER STORY: Urban Vacation @ Banyan Tree, Emphasis in Culture and Nature

BT 201903 cover 0120   FOCUS: 2019 Growth: From 6% To 6.5%

BT 201903 focus 0122   TRAVEL: Galapagos Islands

BT 201903 travel 0124   IN DEPTH: Economy of the Space

BT 201903 in depth 0127   NEW APPOINTMENT
28   INSPIRATION: Never Give Up On Your Dreams

BT 201903 inspiration 0130   INVESTMENT: Wedoctor: A Key Player

BT 201903 investment 0132   BUSINESS NEWS
38   E-BIZ: Tips to increase Sales in your Electronic Commerce Platform

BT 201903 e biz 0140   TAX & FINANCE: A Crucial Year for deepening Value-Added Tax Reform

BT 201903 finance43   REAL ESTATE: Review on the development of Experiential Business in Retail Market

BT 201903 real 0146   TECH: How Technology Can Help Combat Global Water Crisis

BT 201903 tech 0148   MARKETING: 5 Things SMEs should be doing Online

BT 201903 marketing 0150   HR: What employees want from Performance Management?

BT 201903 hr 0153   CHAMBER REPORTS
60   ART & LEISURE: Jade: Precious Gem and Vital in our Culture

BT 201903 art 0162   BOOK REVIEW: Made for China

BT 201903 Book 0163   LAST WORDS: Confucius Teachings Applicable TodayBT 201903 last 01

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