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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Stimulus or not, it's the quality of new investment that matters

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland What Beijing really needs to do is invest in infrastructure projects that boost future productivity rather than in more white elephants Stimulus or not, it's the quality of new investment that matters Last week Beijing approved 60 major new infrastructure projects together worth 1 trillion yuan (HK$1.22 trillion), or around 2 per cent of China's gross ...

  2. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Shoddy work leaves trail of sinkholes, collapsed bridges across mainland

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Shoddy construction has left a trail of sinkholes and collapsed bridges across the mainland Death lurks along roads to ruin Rushed and irresponsible construction has made many roads death traps, according to experts. They point ...

  3. Economist says give poor rights, not infrastructure

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Beijing's plan to pour billions of dollars into rural infrastructure is not the answer to China's economic problems, a senior official economist said yesterday. 'The most important thing we should do is strengthen the productive forces, not build buildings and roads,' Wu Jinglian said in reference to the government's 'new ...

  4. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Forget 'Likonomics', it's all about economic stimulus in China again

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 04:38am by George Chen

    ... guaranteed 10 trillion yuan in loan expansions to help maintain growth. Much of that went directly from the central bank to various infrastructure projects and local real estate investments. I'm ...

  5. Business - Economy - COMPETITIVENESS

    China falls as HK climbs global ranks

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com City's sound infrastructure helps it into top 10 of World Economic Forum's competitiveness table while mainland drops to 29th place China falls as HK climbs global ranks The mainland has slipped in a global ranking of competitiveness, partly because of its closed financial markets. Hong Kong's sound infrastructure, however, helped lift ...

  6. Business - China Business - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Shares in mainland rail builders power ahead on project approvals

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... cent to HK$5.20, while China Railway Group advanced 7.1 per cent to HK$3.17 and China Railway Construction rose 6.5 per cent to HK$6.39. The accelerated infrastructure spending would generate a modest recovery for the mainland economy in the fourth quarter, said an HSBC report. "Beijing is stepping up efforts to speed up infrastructure investment to hold up growth, as reflected ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Mainland lags as target for works investment

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih China lags India, the United States, and Europe as the favoured targets of infrastructure investors, despite the huge market potential for projects on the mainland, a recent survey shows. According to the survey by international law firm Allen & Overy, China ranks only the 12th most favoured destination for infrastructure investment, with 15 per cent of those ...

  9. Broader approach to Africa welcome

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of infrastructure and raw materials projects in the burgeoning trade links between China and the continent. He told the China-Africa forum in Beijing this pattern was unsustainable in the long term ... criticism that it has been focused on infrastructure that supports China's access to raw materials to fuel its economic growth. As well as supporting the continuing need for infrastructure ...

  10. Business - Economy

    Asia Pacific economies to ease downward rating pressure

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by PAUL SOH

    ... Paul Soh paul.soh@scmp.com China's bottoming out will lead to balanced growth in property and infrastructure Apac to stabilise rates trend: Moody's Moody's Investors Service ... to stabilising growth in property sales and infrastructure, paving the way for a gradual shift to a more stable rating trend," said Chris Park, senior credit officer corporate finance ...




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