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  1. Beijing tipped to further ease monetary policy

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... said. The annual wage rise Beijing stipulated between 2010 and 2015, however, ate into the nation's reputation as 'the factory of the world'. Fung said as a result the majority ...

  2. Duo win bidding on Beijing sites

    Posted Feb 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Wharf Holdings has teamed up with mainland-backed China Merchants Property Development to win two sites in Beijing for a total of 2.37 billion yuan (HK$2.92 ... the two sites in the Chaoyang district of Beijing. The joint venture plans to build a residential project on the sites with a total maximum developable residential area of about 18.2 hectares. ...

  3. Beijing gives yuan boost to HK

    Posted Nov 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jane Cai in Beijing xuejun.cai@scmp.com The mainland has doubled its currency swap arrangement with Hong Kong to 400 billion yuan (HK$490 billion) - a move that will consolidate ... as an invoicing currency. This will in turn help Beijing to make the currency global. The move comes at a time when the offshore yuan market has been hit by global financial volatility since late ...

  4. Beijing urged to keep its foot on property brake

    Posted Dec 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com A top government think tank says the mainland should continue to impose strict austerity measures to curb property price growth, and suggests a 'soft landing' in the real estate market could be achieved next year. A ho ...

  5. Beijing eyes HK-mainland overseas business tie-ups

    Posted Nov 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com The central government has designated Hong Kong as the main platform to expand China's fast-growing overseas investments. Last year, China's overseas investments rose 21.7 per cent to US$68.8 billion, overtaking ...

  6. Beijing's fuel price cut hits oil equities

    Posted Oct 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Mainland oil stocks declined yesterday as Beijing cut fuel prices for the first time in 16 months to help stem inflation. Petrol and diesel prices, ... and PetroChina as refining margins would be squeezed. The price cut implied that Beijing would not allow Sinopec to earn 'abnormal' profits from refinery products to compensate for losses ...

  7. Beijing running out of options

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Beijing has stepped in to rescue the ailing domestic stock market by using Central Huijin Investment to buy 200 million yuan (HK$244.5 million) ... to increase holdings in major lenders. Beijing has been using Huijin to shore up investor confidence, and buying into the banks would normally drive up benchmark indicators. 'The stock purchase ...

  8. Beijing property move, E.U. bailout power share rally

    Posted Oct 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Hong Kong stocks closed higher yesterday for the sixth consecutive day, led by mainland property developers buoyed by optimism that Beijing may relax controls on home-buying in the country. Blue chips were also lifted by relief that European leaders had agreed to expand a bailout fund and by news on Thursday that economic growth had accelerated ...

  9. Cheung Kong's Beijing reit expected to raise up to US$1.5b

    Posted Mar 21st 2011, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito in Beijing Loud cheers rang out in the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Beijing on Tuesday night when Cheung Kong (Holdings) deputy managing director Kam Hing-lam toasted the 10th anniversary of the company's prime mainland property, Beijing Oriental Plaza. The complex is the core asset of a yuan-denominated real estate investment trust (reit), for which Cheung Kong ...

  10. Production hits 9-month high

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Manufacturing on the mainland in July grew the most in nine months, a sign that Beijing's monetary and investment stimulus may be paying off. The HSBC ... to improve in the next two months when liquidity released by Beijing's recent and impending monetary easing measures started to hit home. 'There won't a big rebound in the PMI index ...




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