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  1. Property retains appeal for China's new rich

    Posted Jun 18th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... with rising incomes, a growing population and fast urbanisation. The official China City Development Report showed last month that about 46.59 per cent of the country had been urbanised by the end of last year, compared with 42.99 per cent four years ago. So the mainland's urbanised area has grown at an average annual rate of about 2 per cent. Property prices in the suburbs ...

  2. RREEF upbeat on property boom

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun RREEF China Commercial Trust, which will start receiving orders from Hong Kong's retail investors today for its US$300 million initial public offering, said it is confident on the outlook of the mainland property market because of the country's strong economic growth and increasing urbanisation. 'The trust will keep an eye on the premier commercial ...

  3. Ignore migrants at nation's peril, say experts

    Posted Aug 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for these migrants are not addressed, China will be in big trouble in 10 years,' said a professor with the China Institute of Industrial Relations in Beijing, who declined to be named. As basic social ... hours a week without overtime pay, even though the law states overtime should be paid beyond 40 hours. It said the urbanisation rate was expected to reach 60 per cent by 2020, with 10 million ...

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    Savers boosting bitcoin demand in China, exchange says

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 05:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Singapore

    ... of China’s biggest bitcoin exchange on Friday said there were “boundless opportunities” for the digital currency in the country because of the Chinese saving ethic. “The main reason why bitcoin has become big in China is because Chinese people are savers, and more people are seeing bitcoin as a way to store and invest their money,” Linke Yang, vice-president of BTC China, told reporters ...

  5. Investment boom seen for agribusiness

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... for different purposes, from food and beverage to health care and medicine. According to the United Nations, since 1997 China has lost 8.2 million hectares of arable land due to urbanisation ... the past seven years, China's food output has been increasing and the demand for food is more or less stable. But food prices have been soaring,' Du said. 'This is not normal. ...

  6. 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. ... at the end of 2009 to US$14 billion at the end of 2010, according to Preqin. The drivers of infrastructure investment in Asia include urbanisation and rising living standards, Lufkin said. ...

  7. Firm says 900m credit cards likely

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai China is expected to become the world's largest credit card market by 2020, topping the US in terms of the number of cards in issue as an urbanisation drive ... months overdue on the mainland, the People's Bank of China said in May. That was 14.4 per cent more than the end of last year. The overdue amount accounted for 3.5 per cent of the total ...

  8. Take one month at a time

    Posted Aug 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that will continue for a few years. It has its roots in two structural trends: Agricultural reform and urbanisation. Most of the recent press about China's rural sector has been negative, focusing ... (CPI) rose 5.3 per cent last month, the highest rise in seven years. Most of the commentary on China's inflation remains far off target, both on short-term and structural issues. First, ...

  9. PICC hits five-month low over disappointing profits

    Posted Mar 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the significant opportunities arising from China's urbanisation and ageing,' said chairman Kang Dian. The company reported a gross premium income of 94.8 billion yuan for last year, up 3.4 per ... Composite Index lost 21.7 per cent last year. In contrast, the company had made a gain of 1.1 billion yuan in 2010 from the equity market. Separately, New China Life, the mainland's ...

  10. CapitaLand mulls US$1b mainland investment fund

    Posted Jul 17th 2008, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... said: 'As China's urbanisation gathers pace and its middle class grows in tandem with the improving economy, demand for integrated developments will rise.' Jim Yip Kin-shing, ... in the mainland. Raffles City China Fund would target mixed-use commercial properties in key gateway mainland cities, CapitaLand said. The developer said its four seed assets included the four Raffles ...




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