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  1. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China cities infrastructure demand booms

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com Demand for infrastructure to surge as cities swell Infrastructure demand to surge in mainland cities The demand for urban infrastructure ... urbanisation would demand a "rapidly increasing" number of infrastructure projects in the coming years, said Li Tie, director of the China Centre for Urban Development under the National ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Guangdong to get 40b yuan infrastructure boost

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Guangdong is getting a multibillion-dollar shot in the arm to kick-start infrastructure and other projects. China Development Bank has signed 40 billion ... an agreement this week to set up an infrastructure fund, CCC said. The fund would initially have 5 billion yuan to invest in infrastructure, reclamation and urban development projects in Guangdong, ...

  4. Ratings agency pans infrastructure scheme

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com A mainland credit rating agency has warned that plans by the government of Jiangsu province to spend heavily on infrastructure to stimulate the economy ... the agency, China Chengxin International Credit Rating, in which US ratings agency Moody's has a 49 per cent stake. Jiangsu's state-owned infrastructure company Jiangsu Communications ...

  5. Poor western provinces to be given big infrastructure boost

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Despite high government debt, mainland authorities will invest hundreds of billions of yuan in infrastructure projects over the next few years as part ... The 'go west' policy may not reach its investment target in 2012. Major infrastructure companies like China Railway Group are not that optimistic about fixed asset investment in the coming ...

  6. This IPO is an infrastructure project, not a mining company

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the coast. This will require a further A$2.7 billion investment. In other words, Resourcehouse is not so much a mining company as a collection of very expensive infrastructure projects. Viewed like that, the case for investing in its shares suddenly becomes a lot less compelling. Usually infrastructure projects go public only once they are up and running and generating predictable cash ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Infrastructure investment: money well spent

    Posted Mar 25th 2008, 12:00am by Glen Norris

    ... Glen Norris The blizzards that laid waste to mainland China's railways, power stations and highways revealed chinks in the armour of a country whose infrastructure is considered among ... of emerging-market rival India, the mainland is generally praised for its solid commitment to infrastructure. Inadequate logistics infrastructure knocks an estimated 1 per cent to 2 per cent off India's ...

  9. Infrastructure operations to propel growth at NWS

    Posted Mar 14th 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The infrastructure unit of NWS Holdings- the public works and transport arm of New World Development that invests in water plants and toll roads in the mainland- will propel the firm's growth following a lacklustre performance at its public transport services unit, chief executive Chan Kam-ling says. The contribution from the infrastructure unit, compounded by a one-off ...

  10. Macquarie on prowl for Asian infrastructure

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Three months after listing its first infrastructure fund in Asia, Macquarie is looking for Asian assets to inject into the fund as a means of boosting returns for investors. Singapore-listed Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund (MIIF) holds assets in Australia, Europe and the United States. 'We told investors at the time of listing that we wanted to focus ...




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