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  1. Urbanisation boosts China's investment opportunities

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... need to be procured to fuel the mainland's insatiable appetite for commodities. 'China acts as a double-whammy; it is probably the world's most important emerging market, ... is that high commodity prices and low lending rates are as much a symptom of emerging market strength as they are a cause of strong returns,' Mr Mahendran said. As China will remain hungry ...

  2. Why we're urbanising Hong Kong to death

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... that was driven by the need for rapid urbanisation and large infrastructure projects. This model was made necessary by the rapid growth of the population and economy, and its success cannot be denied. The pressures of urbanisation were so overwhelming that we could not afford to be overly sentimental about conservation or the environment. Conservation was perceived as a luxury, and spending ...

  3. At your service

    Posted Feb 06th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... taking place on the mainland today was rapid urbanisation, which was generating a growth in service industries. 'As everyone already knows, China has no shortage of people, what they require ... to delivering services at an international standard,' he said. 'With growing urbanisation, China would need more people to work in the service sector, and they will need to receive ...

  4. Hong Kong investors flocking to China property market

    Posted Apr 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Louis Beckerling

    ... as at the end of December last year, according to data from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority. In its first quarter report card on the Hong Kong banking sector, the authority said total non-bank China ... that the outlook for the industry 'remains strong, driven by massive ongoing urbanisation and likely continuing medium-term price growth, due in turn to rising GDP and personal consumption ...

  5. Firm builds land bank

    Posted Sep 13th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito China Properties Group, in its first major acquisitions since its initial public offering in February, said yesterday it paid HK$2.3 billion for two sites in Chongqing. Total ... at the edge of a national park in Nanan district. The projects in Chongqing would speed up the city's urbanisation, according to Mr Wong. The company would start construction by the end ...

  6. Cities continue to lure rural poor

    Posted Oct 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The creep of urbanisation is continuing, with just 56 per cent of the mainland's population living in rural areas by the end of last year, according to National Bureau ... more time toiling in city factories than on their farmland. Though it would be hard to use the data to determine specific urbanisation trends over the years, Professor Lu said farmers had been ...

  7. Green safeguards lagging, report says

    Posted Jan 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... concern about environmental destruction. The China Modernisation Report 2007 found the mainland ranked 100th of 118 developing and developed countries in the study based on 2004 data, Xinhua said. 'Compared with social and economic modernisation, China's environmental modernisation lags far behind,' said He Chuanqi, director of the research group that put out the report. The group ...

  8. RREEF upbeat on property boom

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun RREEF China Commercial Trust, which will start receiving orders from Hong Kong's retail investors today for its US$300 million initial public offering, said it is confident on the outlook of the mainland property market because of the country's strong economic growth and increasing urbanisation. 'The trust will keep an eye on the premier commercial ...

  9. Expo the perfect platform for HK to showcase what it can do

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong will be taking part in Shanghai's 2010 World Expo. As part of its involvement, it is seeking to join an international contest in the Urban Best Practices Area. The government has not yet decided which theme to adopt- livable cities; sustainable urbanisation; protection and utilisation of historical heritage; or technological innovation in [a] built environment. ...

  10. Beijing pledges to help farmers cut wealth gap

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a professor at China Agriculture University's School of Economics and Management, said it was natural for urban household income to grow faster than in the countryside. He said it was not possible to close the income gap without speeding up urbanisation and engineering a large-scale shift of labour from the countryside to cities. Large numbers of farmers moving to the city would ...




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