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  1. More set to reap the benefits of boom

    Posted Oct 16th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Hu seeks to quadruple per capita GDP, but offers little else new on the economy The mainland will seek to quadruple per capita gross domestic product to allow ... Last week, it sold 150 billion yuan in three-year bills, its biggest such sale, to mop up funds. The government was also considering imposing a new property tax on some developers, state media ...

  2. Market to get bigger role in yuan's value

    Posted May 17th 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Premier signals flexibility on currency Beijing will allow the market to play a bigger role in determining the yuan's exchange rate, Premier Wen Jiabao said yesterday ahead of high-level economic talks with the US next week. Beijing has come under fi ...

  3. Dell in mainland push with low-priced PCs

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Firm seeks to win market share from Lenovo with locally made desktops Dell yesterday launched a low-priced desktop computer built in the mainland, reviving its strategy to boost growth in the domestic consumer market and gain ground against perennial mark ...

  4. Shanghai investment surges ahead

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Contracted foreign investment in Shanghai surged 35 per cent, to nearly US$8 billion, in the first eight months of this year, but the breakneck pace of investment growth in the first half of the year slackened slightly last month. In August, foreign compa ...

  5. Shanghai predicts 10.8pc annual growth

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Shanghai has forecast economic growth of at least 10.8 per cent this year, which would mark the 12th year of double-digit growth, despite the impact of Sars on the economy. But the forecast is slightly lower than the city's gross domestic product gro ...

  6. Expo benefits overestimated, warn experts

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... A frank report is critical of Shanghai's progress Economic experts have warned that Shanghai has over-inflated the expected benefits of hosting the 2010 World Expo, in an unusually critical report carried by the state-funded China News Service. In a ...

  7. Foreign investment in Shanghai surges by 40pc

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Sars fails to deter overseas interest in the city, but unemployment is rising Unshaken by the Sars outbreak, foreign investors committed US$6.07 billion in funds to Shanghai in the first half of this year, up 40 per cent on last year. In June, contracted ...

  8. Open for business

    Posted Jul 01st 2003, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Without fanfare, Shanghai revoked its strict rules for Sars prevention last week. The mainland's financial hub has quickly gone back to business by launching campaigns to help the economy and lure tourists. The city that quarantined 29,000 people at ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I do policy much easier than I do personal Newt Gingrich, after crying when he talked about his mother We will continue to manage the relationship between stable and relatively quick economic growth, structural adjustment and inflation well President Hu J ...

  10. Miner slams Chinese firms as bills go unpaid

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Naomi Rovnick An Australian miner has made a rare public complaint about Chinese customers failing to pay their bills. Luke Tonkin, the managing director of Perth-based Mount Gibson Iron, ... into liquidation last June Clinton Dines, BHP Billiton's former China boss, added that while it was unusual for miners in any country to speak out against mainland customers, the non-payment problem ...




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