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  1. A runway disaster just waiting to happen again

    Posted Dec 14th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Too little has been done to prevent a repeat of the worst air crash in history, writes Simon Parry It has been called the 'crash of the century'. In heavy fog on a March afternoon in the Spanish island of Tenerife, a packed KLM Boeing 747 roared ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/663776/runway-disaster-just-waiting-happen-again
  2. Pilots suspended over 'taxiway takeoff bid'

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Captain denies claims; investigations launched The pilot and co-pilot of a Hong Kong Airlines passenger plane have been grounded after they allegedly tried to take off from a taxiway rather than a runway at Chek Lap Kok airport. An air traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653364/pilots-suspended-over-taxiway-takeoff-bid
  3. China Life eyes 8b yuan infrastructure investment

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan and Natalie Chiu China Life Insurance, the country's leading life insurer, will invest 8 billion yuan (HK$9.11 billion) in three infrastructure projects in Tianjin, taking ... first major spending outlay in the infrastructure sector. The projects would include an expressway in Tianjin's city centre, the Tianjin east section of National Highway 112 and Tiangjin ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/652340/china-life-eyes-8b-yuan-infrastructure-investment
  4. 5tr yuan allotted for infrastructure

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Xinhua yesterday reported that the figure was at least 2 trillion yuan above that previously allocated and would be used to speed up the construction of transport infrastructure and spur domestic ... it.' Increasing spending on the nation's extensive infrastructure system is one weapon Beijing has to compensate for slowing domestic growth that threatens to boost unemployment and spur ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659065/5tr-yuan-allotted-infrastructure
  5. Infrastructure project work set to be moved forward

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung, Daniel Sin and Dennis Chong Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is expected to announce the speeding up of infrastructure projects development in his policy address to boost ... of infrastructure projects was the most effective way in the short run to shore up the economy. 'We are firmly committed to undertaking infrastructure projects and the need is highlighted particularly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/656213/infrastructure-project-work-set-be-moved-forward
  6. Infrastructure spending not generating enough returns

    Posted Mar 26th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... that spending on infrastructure is a good thing to do and we had best beware that we do not underspend. A good number of people take this view, and I am not saying they are wrong. But there is also such a thing as overspending on infrastructure, either in general or in particular sectors. I think it apparent that the mainland is now overspending on infrastructure in general and we in Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/631213/infrastructure-spending-not-generating-enough-returns
  7. Infrastructure spending spree, price reforms urged

    Posted Oct 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter The mainland should roll out a 'New Deal'-style programme of infrastructure spending in response to the global financial crisis, but domestic economic pain ... infrastructure spending was needed but it was unable to [carry this out] because of rising oil and materials prices,' said Xiao Geng, the director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Centre for Public Policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/658385/infrastructure-spending-spree-price-reforms-urged
  8. CIRC to let small insurers buy infrastructure debt

    Posted Aug 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Adam Chen in Beijing The mainland's insurance watchdog told a meeting in Ningxia late last week that most small and medium-sized insurers would be allowed to invest in infrastructure projects by buying up debts, according to an industry source. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission said it would allow qualified insurers to engage in infrastructure debt financing, the source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/647915/circ-let-small-insurers-buy-infrastructure-debt
  9. Morgan Stanley raises US$4b for new infrastructure fund

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck and Tim LeeMaster Morgan Stanley has raised US$4 billion for its new infrastructure fund, surpassing a targeted US$2.5 billion- thanks to investors hungry for infrastructure investments which offer long-term stable income, particularly from developing countries in Asia. The fund, called Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, raised the money from pension funds, insurance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/637350/morgan-stanley-raises-us4b-new-infrastructure-fund
  10. Insurers may lift infrastructure stake

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Natalie Chiu Mainland insurers may be allowed to put up to 8 per cent of their assets in infrastructure investments as part of efforts by the industry regulator to reduce their exposure to the moribund stock market. State-owned China Life Insurance and rival Ping An Insurance (Group) have suffered sliding investment incomes this year because of falling stock prices. Infrastructure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645550/insurers-may-lift-infrastructure-stake

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