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  1. Beijing pushes for key projects in infrastructure

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com In the face of a global economic slowdown, Premier Wen Jiabao has called for the launch of major infrastructure projects to draw private investment. Wen chaired a State Council meeting on Monday that urged the creation 'as soon as possible' of major projects in railways, urban development, energy, telecommunications, finance, health care ...

  2. Asia short of infrastructure funding

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Infrastructure spending is being reduced across much of Asia because of the global financial crisis, even though such spending is the very thing the region needs to recover ... infrastructure spending needs, they argued. 'Infrastructure is a key requirement for economic growth, and any reduction in investment today due to the financial crisis will have an impact tomorrow ...

  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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Cheung Kong earnings inspire renewed buying

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson and Fiona Lau Encouraged by better than expected earnings from Cheung Kong, investors resumed buying blue chips on the market yesterday, helping the Hang Seng Index to a higher close for the second straight day. Most of the gains came in th ...

  7. Mainland sell-down rattles H shares

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lee Yuk-kei and Wong Ka-chun China stocks drop further as investors flee overheated market in Shanghai H shares dropped yesterday for the second consecutive day, following the dive in the mainland's A-share market, as investors cashed in their profit ...

  8. Banks linked in CKI spin-off plan

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (CKI) has hired Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup to arrange the planned spin-off of its Australian-based energy and infrastructure assets, insiders say. The banks had yet to receive written confirmation and their individual roles were still unclear, the sources said yesterday. One source said Deutsche Bank would have ...

  9. Building opportunities

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... the trend that began in the 1970s and '80s in Europe and the United States, the governments of developing countries in Asia are moving away from traditional government-financed infrastructure ... years on roads, water, communications, power, and other infrastructure systems to cope with rapid urbanisation and economic growth. This has led to an increase in private enterprise investment ...

  10. Projects likely to see more capital to and from Asia

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Rising urbanisation and wealth are set to increase the flow of international infrastructure investment into Asia and from China to the rest of the world. That's according to participants at the recent Infrastructure Investment World Asia conference in Hong Kong. 'You will see increasing Asian capital going to OECD countries and OECD capital ...




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