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  1. Urbanisation boosts China's investment opportunities

    Posted Jul 29th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... need to be procured to fuel the mainland's insatiable appetite for commodities. 'China acts as a double-whammy; it is probably the world's most important emerging market, ... is that high commodity prices and low lending rates are as much a symptom of emerging market strength as they are a cause of strong returns,' Mr Mahendran said. As China will remain hungry ...

  2. Cash drain may stifle plans for cheaper housing

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not have the resources to develop public infrastructure. And as a result, China's urbanisation as a whole would suffer a slowdown. That would, in turn, delay migrant workers gaining the rights ... Ed Zhang in Dalian ed.zhang@scmp.com China's ambitious plans for providing government-subsidised housing- including building 36 million homes between this year and 2015- may be too ...

  3. Growing cities will challenge China: report

    Posted Oct 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'China's urbanisation will have profound impacts on the economy,' the report said. Food production will rise as fewer people work in agriculture, it said. Loans for people living in rural ... said. 'A key question is whether such productivity gains in China's agriculture can keep pace with the increases in food demand associated with greater urbanisation,' it said. ...

  4. Vice-premier confident over growth

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... from exports and investment, while moving its focus to consumption. 'Boosting domestic demand is the top priority when we are trying to rebalance the economy, and China's urbanisation ... Cary Huang and Denise Tsang in Boao In a bid to defy doomsayers' predictions that the days of China's booming economy are coming to an end, Vice-Premier Li Keqiang said yesterday ...

  5. Charities' chance to restore credibility

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and make donations to approved causes tax deductible to encourage a culture of giving by an increasingly wealthy society. The urbanisation of China with huge populations is ripe for development ... Society of China. Now the Ministry for Civil Affairs has moved to restore credibility by launching a public consultation on a draft law to make them more accountable. The mainland's leaders ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Business - Money - CHART OF THE WEEK

    Corn overtakes rice as diners continue to move to meat

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... the consumption of rice and wheat is more stable," says Zhang Zhixian, an analyst at Cngrain.com, a Henan-based researcher owned by China Grain Reserves, caretaker of state granaries. As urbanisation continues, rural residents "will eat more like city folks" by consuming more meat, poultry and dairy instead of basic cereals, he says. While rising corn output gives China's market ...

  8. On the right track?

    Posted May 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... pushing global motorisation to record levels. Rapid urbanisation is also revving up the country's motoring population. China's urbanisation rate increased to approximately 46 per cent ... Deborah Gordon, Yuhan Zhang China is quickly becoming a motorised nation. Between 2000 and 2010, its car population grew by a factor of 20. The nation's vehicle fleet- cars, trucks, ...

  9. Business - China Business - REAL ESTATE

    Railway giant takes detour into property

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... risks. "But in the long run, China's stable economic growth and urbanisation will create a booming demand in the property market," the company said. CRCC will benefit from ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Mainland rail construction firm will spend 69.6 billion yuan on building projects that will turn it into one of China's second-tier developers ...

  10. Business - China Business - CHINA

    Big winners tipped amid mainland's urban shift

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... and retail," he said. Brett McGonegal, chief executive of Reorient Financial Markets, said urbanisation was critical to boosting domestic demand. "As China continues to transition from ... domestic consumption and urbanisation would be key themes on the mainland next year, Xinhua said after the country's annual economic policy-setting conference yesterday. Christopher Cheung ...




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