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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China needs sustainable funding for urban transport infrastructure boom

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by ZHIRONG JERRY ZHAO

    ... infrastructure boom China's economic take-off has been accompanied by a dazzling growth in transport infrastructure. There were a staggering 4.2 million km of highways by 2012, expanding from just ... line by the end of the decade. Behind this expansion, however, lie some serious concerns about China's transport infrastructure investments and whether these are sustainable. More studies ...

  2. Business - Economy - INVESTMENT

    Australia to invest heavily in infrastructure as economy refocuses

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Canberra Government to invest in infrastructure to boost economy and move from mining-led growth Australian spending targets services Treasurer Joe Hockey is aiming to spur A$125 billion (US$117 billion) in infrastructure projects, support medical research and bolster the education export sector to aid Australia's transition from mining-led growth. "The ...

  3. Business - China Business - ANALYSIS

    China telecoms operators see plenty to gain in sharing infrastructure

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 01:03am by SOPHIE YU AND BIEN PEREZ

    ... intower sharing China's three main telecommunications service providers have started talks on setting up a joint venture to allow for infrastructure-sharing, which could lower the cost ... on 4G network services expansion. Analysts said Unicom and China Telecom would benefit more from the new infrastructure setup as they close the gap with China Mobile, which had 781 million ...

  4. Business - Money

    China's infrastructure reform plan news sees shares rally

    Posted May 01st 2014, 01:27am by SOPHIE YU AND BIEN PEREZ

    ... at HK$73.70. The catalyst for the rally was a story on Caijing.com which said the mainland's telecommunications industry is set to restructure its infrastructure networks by setting up a new ...

  5. Business - China Business - REFORM

    Subsidies needed to sweeten infrastructure projects

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 12:45am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Beijing phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Government incentives are needed to attract private capital into state-owned infrastructure projects due to lower returns, say analysts ... will dampen private firms' interest, say analysts. Returns from investment in infrastructure projects are low and the gestation period too high, which might deter private companies from joining, ...

  6. Property - International - URBAN PLANNING

    Infrastructure guides investment flows

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:36pm by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Infrastructure guides investment flows Developers and government planners alike take their main cue from an assessment of infrastructure in determining where property projects should go, a survey finds. "Eighty-eight per cent of survey respondents rated infrastructure quality as a top or very important consideration when determining where real ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thai court rules against HK$480 billion infrastructure plan

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:31pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Bangkok Judges say Thai government's HK$480 million infrastructure scheme is unconstitutional Court rejects high-speed rail project A Thai court ruled yesterday that the government's ambitious two trillion baht (HK$480 billion) plan to build high-speed rail and other transport infrastructure was unconstitutional and must be ended. The Constitutional Court's ruling ...

  8. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Infrastructure spending is declining, says Starry Lee

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 01:01am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn This one is for Starry Lee Wai-king, who while talking on RTHK's Backchat yesterday about the budget, said that the government's spending on infrastructure ... was asked, was the government so keen to spend on infrastructure. She waffled about the need for Hong Kong to stay competitive, and to provide more facilities for visitors and so on. But we all know ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    It's the infrastructure, not the aged, that's costing us

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... on social welfare, and HK$52 billion on health care, and so on. This has to be whittled down through a process of one-off payments and huge spending on infrastructure. Hong Kong is possibly unique in the way it persists in funding its infrastructure up front in cash rather than spreading it over the life of the asset through the bond market. Interestingly, by far the biggest increases ...

  10. News - China - FOREIGN INVESTMENT

    China pledges to pump more funds into Iraq's oil sector, infrastructure

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:53am by Teddy Ng

    ... investment into Iraq’s oil and infrastructure sector, as the Chinese government stepped up its presence in the Middle East. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the pledge on a rare visit to Iraq, ... – which provides around 90 per cent of government revenue, according to economic indexes – to fund the reconstruction of its infrastructure, which sustained heavy damage during the conflict. Since ...




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