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  1. Korea expects 10pc increase in foreign investment despite turmoil

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... South Korea has seen little negative impact in attracting foreign investment in the second half despite the global financial turmoil, a senior government official said. Chung Tong-soo, head of Invest Korea, speaking after the 2008 Foreign Investment Forum in Korea, told Hong Kong reporters international investors are cautious about offshore investment given the weak market ...

  2. Perspective shifts on foreign investment amid growing nationalist sentiment

    Posted Nov 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Woods Lee Despite the great contribution it has made to the mainland's economic growth, exports and employment, foreign investment has been the cause of increasing criticism for its negative impact on the country. The criticism usually points to foreign investment's high concentration in the manufacturing and real estate sectors, and its indifference to the service ...

  3. Mainland sees slowing foreign investment

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Economic turmoil and weakening yuan discouraging inflow of speculative capital Foreign direct investment on the mainland contracted by more than a third last month, the first sharp decline since the outbreak of the credit crunch as the weakening yuan discouraged speculative capital inflows of capital. Foreign companies invested US$5.32 billion in November, down 36.52 ...

  4. Foreign investment growth eases to 35.1pc

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Foreign direct investment on the mainland rose 35.1 per cent year on year in the first 10 months of this year to US$81.1 billion, the Ministry of Commerce said yesterday. ... weighed on [investment] as foreign investors struggle to find funding to take advantage of business opportunities in China.' Mr Chan said rising risk aversion because of a hazy global ...

  5. Foreign direct investment climbs 41.6pc but pace easing amid global slowdown

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Foreign direct investment (FDI) on the mainland expanded 41.6 per cent in the first eight months of the year, but growth is easing amid a slowdown in global and domestic ... growth and declining corporate earnings, Mr Tao said, adding the FDI composition was changing. 'In the past, foreign investment was mainly manufacturing-related but that is dropping because ...

  6. CIC rules out investment in foreign financial firms

    Posted Dec 04th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... Nick Westra and Tim LeeMaster Fund chief says governments' policies make market unstable China Investment Corp chairman Lou Jiwei has lost his appetite for further investments in major overseas banks despite attractive valuations because foreign governments have unleashed a tidal wave of new policies that has made the market too unstable. 'Right now, we don't ...

  7. Foreign securities investment outflow falls 98pc to US$2.3b

    Posted Jun 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Exchange (SAFE) showing net outflow of foreign securities investments plunging 98 per cent year on year to US$2.3 billion. At the same time, net inflow of investments from overseas into mainland ... investments, compared with a net outflow of US$67.6 billion in 2006. Overseas securities investments would continue to slide this year as the trade surplus and volatility in foreign markets decline, ...

  8. Beijing suspends foreign investment in futures market

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... Tom Miller in Beijing Beijing has suspended foreign investment in the mainland's futures market, the latest in a series of regulatory obstacles aimed at protecting the domestic ... brokerages to foreign investment and modestly expanding the business scope of securities joint ventures. 'The regulatory authorities have already suspended work on approving foreign-invested ...

  9. Foreign direct investments into mainland soar 38pc to US$7.76b

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... and adding pressure on monetary controls. The sharp jump in foreign direct investments raised concerns among economists over the continuous inflow of speculative capital, or hot money, as investors ... of the year, foreign direct investments skyrocketed 54.97 per cent to US$42.77 billion from a year ago, according to the Ministry of Commerce. Hong Kong is the biggest source of capital inflow, ...

  10. Foreign firms target HK for bio-diesel investment

    Posted May 26th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Good legal system and business environment attracts More foreign companies are planning to build bio-diesel plants in Hong Kong. Hong Kong attracts foreign firms because it has a good legal system and business environment. With many restaurants, there is plenty of raw material- used cooking oil- for bio-diesel manufacturing, InvestHK special projects head Ivy Chian ...




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