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  1. Plea to stop 'the mindless pursuit of urbanisation'

    Posted Jul 14th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    .... 'The speed is too fast. It took China 20 years to raise the urbanisation rate from 20 per cent to 40 per cent [in 2003], while the same change took the UK 120 years and the US 80 years,' ... said. But a UBS Asia Economics report suggests that although the number of city residents has tripled since 1980, China's pace of urbanisation is not too fast and not as fast as its ...

  2. China Urban Resources eyes HK$150m IPO by year-end

    Posted Nov 06th 2006, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... and the mainland, in particular those related to urban development, Mr Jao said. 'China's urbanisation rate was 37.9 per cent in 2004. Urbanisation is estimated to reach 70 per cent by 2050,' ... Carol Chan Firm wants cash to invest in projects or businesses related to China's fast-expanding development China Urban Resources Opportunity Investment says it plans to raise ...

  3. ING to launch China property fund

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... quarter to cash in on the country's fast urbanisation. The property fund manager, one of the world's biggest with a portfolio of US$77 billion, said its second closed-end mainland fund ... believed the party for international investors was still going on. 'Like other markets in the world, we might see some short-term cyclical ups and downs in China,' Robert Lie, chief ...

  4. China keeps the granaries stocked

    Posted Aug 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over China's ability to produce enough food for its increasingly affluent population. Ending stocks of the three main grain crops- what is left in the country's granaries at the end ... and timely. Good spring rains ended a serious drought that had covered parts of Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning. Li Ke, a senior analyst at the China National Grain and Oils ...

  5. China retail market is Asia's big attraction

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Chi Lo

    ... attractions, due to its massive size, rapid development and the determination of the authorities to introduce reforms. China's growth model is shifting from being export and investment-led ... growth and urbanisation and, hence, consumption growth. This year, Jinan, the capital of Shandong, was the first to scrap the hukou system. The move could be a forerunner for a similar national ...

  6. Veolia to pursue growth in China water services

    Posted Sep 13th 2006, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng in Beijing Veolia Water, a France-based global provider of water services, aims to win two to three new municipal water projects in China annually in the next few years, ... to the strong urbanisation of the cities,' he said. 'The idea is to have tariffs progressively cover the cost of service.' Beijing has banned guaranteed returns for investors- granted ...

  7. Developers' credit at risk in China

    Posted Apr 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foster Wong Moody's predicts a long learning curve before business grows in scale and realises substantial investment returns Hong Kong developers looking to China for brisker ... in China- already targeted as a major growth engine by local developers- could mean a long learning curve before business there grew in scale and generated meaningful returns. Nevertheless, ...

  8. CR Land sees 62.5pc rise in finished projects

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan China Resources Land, which yesterday won shareholder approval to buy almost HK$3 billion worth of mainland assets, expects its residential completions to increase 62.5 per cent ... Kong-listed developer said. The red-chip company, which won approval from shareholders to buy property assets in Beijing and Chengdu from state-owned parent China Resources Holdings for HK$2.73 ...

  9. Noble fights for share of China's soya bean market

    Posted Sep 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... some 17 million tonnes of soya beans a year. Most of the imported beans are fed into crushers operated by multinational firms. 'The change (China's urbanisation) is positive in terms ... to China by a multinational food company and processed in a large, foreign-owned crushing plant, making one of the mainland's humblest foods a dish served up by the world's powerful ...

  10. Global economy needs to sit steadily on four key pillars

    Posted Sep 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reports by Tsang Shuk-wa THE ECONOMIES OF the United States, China, a recovering Japan and Europe have made the current global economic environment the strongest in 30 years, but a few ... presentation at MIPIM Asia yesterday. 'The world economy is experiencing its strongest period of growth since the 1970s. The recent strength of the US economy and the rise of China as an economic ...




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