BERRY NICE

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - BUSINESS / DIGEST -

PHOTO PRO­VIDED TO CHINA DAILY Cus­tomers pick straw­ber­ries in a green­house in Chang­ping dis­trict, Bei­jing, on Sun­day. The berries ripened early be­cause of un­sea­son­ably mild tem­per­a­tures and the use of ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy. The crop is likely to be 10 per­cent big­ger this year. level since Jan­uary, and 0.6 per­cent less than the same pe­riod last year. ton for ship­ping com­pa­nies to re­place ob­so­lete ships, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment posted Mon­day on the trans­port min­istry web­site. The sub­sidy will ap­ply to ves­sels scrapped in 2013 through 2015. Chi­nese ship­builders also stand to ben­e­fit from the sub­sidy, half of which is awarded only af­ter re­place­ment or­ders are made. rose 16 per­cent in Novem­ber as Ja­panese au­tomak­ers ex­tended their re­cov­ery in the world’s largest auto mar­ket. Whole­sale de­liv­er­ies of cars, mul­ti­pur­pose and sport util­ity ve­hi­cles climbed to 1.7 mil­lion units last month, the State­backed China As­so­ci­a­tion of Au­to­mo­bile Man­u­fac­tur­ers said on Tues­day. That com­pares with the me­dian 1.69 mil­lion units es­ti­mate of four an­a­lysts sur­veyed by Bloomberg News.

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