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  1. HK executives keen to bridge culture gap

    Posted Feb 06th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... As economy opens up in oil-rich nation, attempts are being made to improve understanding, writes Martin Donovan As business links between Iran and Hong Kong steadily grow, companies also ... experts,' Mr Li said. Resources such as iron-ore are attracting Gold Ocean Asia, a new company that is encouraged by what Mr Chau calls Iran's 'open-door policy' towards its economy ...

  2. Mainland sees challenges cranking up production

    Posted May 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai and Martin Zhou in Beijing The mainland faces a daunting challenge rejuvenating its manufacturing sector amid falling exports and serious overcapacity, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said yesterday. 'This y ...

  3. Beijing may ease property rules for foreigners

    Posted Jun 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... access to the high-technology industry and relaxing checks on individual foreign investment, the paper said. Foreign direct investment in China, the world's third-biggest economy, dropped ... 'hot money' speculating on the rise in property prices, which was not something good for the real economy in terms of creating employment, Mr Law said. He suggested that Beijing cut ...

  4. FDI falls 15.8pc as multinationals reduce spending

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... showed the global recession was hurting not only mainland exports. Sherman Chan, an economist with Moody's Economy.com, said the February figure was in line with expectations ...

  5. Mainland firms invest US$20.5b overseas

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Cashed-up mainland firms have almost doubled their spending on overseas assets, investing US$20.47 billion between July and September. Mainland outbound investments jumped 190.4 per cent in the quarter from the same period last year, taking t ...

  6. Mainland records further decline in foreign direct investment

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... prompted firms to maintain liquidity, which subsequently weighs on investment activity, especially for fixed assets,' said Sherman Chan, an economist with Moody's Economy. com. The end ... and the economy has hit a wall', said Stephen Roach, the chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia. 'Growth in China in the second half of 2008 basically went to zero,' Mr Roach said at an Asia ...

  7. AmCham report finds budgets for southern China shrinking

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Investment budgets have shrunk dramatically in southern China for the first time in four years as companies struggle to stay afloat in the worldwide financial crisis, a key business group revealed in an annual report yesterday. The American Chamber of Com ...

  8. China All Access plans HK$500m offering

    Posted Aug 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Wong Ka-chun China All Access (Holdings), a mainland satellite and communication appliance manufacturer, plans to raise as much as HK$500 million in a Hong Kong initial public offering next month to fund expansion. The listing candidate, based in Hebei pr ...

  9. FDI declines 9.5pc amid global downturn

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Foreign funds into China trickled lower last month for the sixth consecutive month as investors tightened their belts amid the worst economic crisis since the Depression. The Ministry of Commerce said yesterday that foreign direct investments ...

  10. State shifts focus to small private firms

    Posted May 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the world's third-largest economy remaining firmly in the slow lane, small businesses like Yuanshan still face hefty tax bills. That means they are less able to expand and play their part in boosting ... the government wants to help firms gain wider market access and bank credit. Beijing was spurred into action after first-quarter economic data failed to show clearly that the economy was bottoming out, ...




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