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  1. China remains driver for copper

    Posted Nov 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai China will remain the engine of the world copper market and drive prices up next year, delegates attending the Second China Copper Conference here agreed ... the experts came as no surprise. Demand from China has been one of the major reasons why global prices are at record levels, at about US$4,200 a tonne for three-month delivery and with its appetite ...

  2. Handbook puts stocks in context

    Posted Dec 05th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... million tonnes by 2010. That is one forecast in the 2006 China Companies Handbook, a guide to 20 sectors and 150 stocks produced by researcher Hugh Peyman. 'Foreign investment in the domestic ... are the same. The market for the handbook is institutional and retail investors.' He said the book did not minimise the degree of difficulty of investing in China and had identified several themes ...

  3. New World Development rakes in $2.99b profit

    Posted Oct 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... markets. 'The group is optimistic about the mainland property market,' it said. 'Urbanisation and a growing economy are driving housing demand [in China]. Rising average household ...

  4. China in danger of catching serious dose of Japanese bubble flu

    Posted Nov 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill IT'S HARD NOT to draw comparisons between the Japanese juggernaut that was hit by the property and stock market bubble of the early 1990s and China of today. ... and prefer to put their cash in the bank. The trade surplus this year will hit a record US$100 billion. United States figures show its trade deficit with China reached US$186.3 billion in the 12 ...

  5. China's worsening water crisis

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Serious water shortages in China are often overshadowed by international issues related to the country's rise as a major power. But the water problem could ... warned that the very survival of the nation was threatened by a looming water deficit. Despite periodic floods in parts of China, the situation is worse today. It has also become a key issue ...

  6. Greener cities save money, study shows

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Europe and the United States and this is the first time it has been applied in China,' he said. The professor was speaking at the launch of his new book on Hong Kong's banyan trees, published by the Friends of the Country Parks and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. Professor Jim said the banyan played a significant role in greening southern China. With its ...

  7. Most cities 'besieged' by rubbish

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a consultant with the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, told a recent symposium that only a small percentage of garbage on the mainland was treated to remove harmful elements. The volume ... such as protection of water resources, energy infrastructure in rural areas and waste-water treatment during urbanisation. ...

  8. A disaster in the making

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... China's economic miracle has accomplished the largest-scale industrialisation and urbanisation in the history of civilisation, it has also created environmental destruction on a horrific scale. ... Laurence Brahm China's outspoken deputy director of the State Environmental Protection Administration (Sepa) recently made some alarming comments. Pan Yue said: 'China ...

  9. Chinese consumption to triple

    Posted Oct 13th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Study predicts urban growth will fuel massive increase in spending power China will become the second-largest consumer market in the world by 2014, ahead ... a news conference that three factors would cause this unprecedented surge in consumption: higher GDP growth in emerging markets, especially China; real exchange rate appreciation, especially ...

  10. Levy aims to slow property price rise

    Posted Apr 27th 2005, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... with an appeal by Vice-Premier Zeng Peiyan for the government to boost efforts to curb property price rises. The People's Bank of China had selected Beijing and five other cities for a pilot tax ... to curb property speculation, including a 5.5 per cent capital gains tax on property sold within the first year of ownership. The central bank, the People's Bank of China, also raised ...




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