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  1. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    I’m going nowhere, defiant PM Nawaz Sharif tells Pakistanis demanding he quit

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:37pm by AFP

    ... said the plan to boost Pakistan's ailing economy through major development and infrastructure projects- a key plank of the PML-N manifesto- would continue. Khan has alleged massive ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - PROPERTY

    Hainan cracks down on idle land parcels

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 03:31am by Langi Chiang

    ... can the government get money for infrastructure construction? So the government needs to recover the land and reauction them for development," Lin told the South China Morning Post ... the basic infrastructure, sufficiently compensate original dwellers or update their development plans. If the government does not convert land use of a specific plot from arable to construction, ...

  3. Business - China Business - TECHNOLOGY

    Tencent enables users to pay utility bills through WeChat

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 12:24pm by James Griffiths

    ... to provide services based on the official account infrastructure. “Payment is an important feature on Weixin and we will continue to provide more convenient options for users,” the spokeswoman said.  ...

  4. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    Infrastructure spending key to mainland economic growth

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu, Ray Chan

    ... Jeanny Yu and Ray Chan Economists expect robust fixed-asset investment and recovery in the property market to help power expansion on the mainland Infrastructure spending 'key' Infrastructure spending and a recovery in the property market will help the mainland economy expand modestly next year amid mild monetary easing, say top economists. But investors should not expect ...

  5. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Mainland consumers more pessimistic this month

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:33am by Victoria Ruan

    ... infrastructure spending should translate into faster fixed-asset investment growth over the next few months. But some economists, including Peking University professor Huang Yiping, urged the government ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Unity the key to Africa's future

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 04:50am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and disease, conflicts, poor governance, corruption and a lack of infrastructure. Foreign governments are well aware of the possibilities, which is why every few years they woo African heads of state ... approach, has reached out to the US to work together on financing and building infrastructure projects. The US, overtaken by China as the biggest trading partner in 2009, has been slow to add ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's massive surpluses could fund pension scheme

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by Alex Lo

    ... in the Exchange Fund, the government's fiscal reserves and money from land sales which goes into infrastructure development. The Exchange Fund now stands at HK$3 trillion. About HK$800 billion ...

  9. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Smooth ride for MTR in London

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by SIULAN LAW

    ... that has taken the lion's share of Britain's infrastructure budget in recent years, will become fully operational in 2019. MTR subsidiary MTRC Crossrail will operate services across ...

  10. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Europe’s rapidly unravelling economic reform agenda

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:26am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... on infrastructure. It is noteworthy that Renzi met Mario Draghi, his fellow countryman and the president of the European Central Bank, in Italy on August 12. Ten days later, Draghi delivered the most ...




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