Mainland China is set to import about 1,000 metric tons from the territory in 2017, said Haywood Cheung, president of the century-old exchange in Hong Kong which trades physical gold and silver. That compares with net purchases of 647 tons last year and would be the biggest since 2013, data from the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department compiled by Bloomberg show. Source Bloomberg
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Turkey wants Israel to use its clout to push Cyprus into allowing a pipeline to pass through its waters so the region’s natural gas can be exported to Europe. Source: Bloomberg
China is willing to strengthen cooperation with Palestine on trade, infrastructure, human resources and capacity building to improve its economic development and people’s well-being, Premier Li Keqiang said Wednesday. Source: China daily
The House Budget Committee on Wednesday approved the 2018 fiscal year budget resolution that would increase military spending, produce billions in cuts to mandatory spending and open the door for a Republican tax reform plan. It allocated $621.5 billion for defense spending. Source: The Hill