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  1. InvestHK best in Asia at drawing foreign investment, report shows

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin Hong Kong outranks Asian countries and cities in the ability to attract foreign investment through its promotion agency, InvestHK, and is 22nd in the world, a World Bank report ... prepared by the Investment Climate Advisory Services of the World Bank Group, evaluates how well countries and their cities are able to market themselves and influence foreign investors' ...

  2. China urged to ease rules on foreign investments

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The European Union has renewed pressure on China to remove restrictions on foreign investments, blamed for dwindling bilateral trade. EU commissioner for external trade Catherine Ashton yesterday added to complaints from the EU and United States chambers of commerce about Beijing curtailing foreign direct investments by what she called 'equity caps, ...

  3. Foreign investment up 32pc in November

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

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Foreign direct investment on the mainland leapt 32 per cent year on year last month, the fourth consecutive monthly increase, suggesting the appetite for asset-buying in the world's third-largest economy is picking up, although the figure comes from a low base of comparison. The country attracted US$7.02 billion in foreign investment last month, Ministry of Commerce ...

  4. Foreign investment rebounds in August

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

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Foreign direct investment on the mainland grew on a year-on-year basis last month for the first time in 11 months, aiding government efforts to revive the economy. But the Ministry of Commerce said the single-month rise did not necessarily signal a recovery in overall investment. The mainland attracted US$7.5 billion worth of foreign direct investment last month, up ...

  5. Foreign investment falls 35.7pc to US$5.36b

    Posted Aug 18th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou in Shanghai Foreign direct investment in the mainland declined a greater than expected 35.7 per cent year on year last month as multinationals remained cautious about prospects ... credit markets for multinationals rather than the fundamentals within China,' said Tao Dong, an economist with Credit Suisse. 'In addition, volatility in monthly foreign investment ...

  6. Jilin projects secure foreign investment worth 56.7b yuan

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jasmine Wang The Jilin provincial government yesterday secured 56.7 billion yuan (HK$64.28 billion) worth of foreign investment for 37 projects, moving to strengthen co-operation with Hong Kong and boost industry amid the financial crisis. The investments include the joint development of vehicle and related products manufacturing, agricultural and energy businesses as well ...

  7. Foreign direct investment increases for third month

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

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Foreign direct investment on the mainland climbed last month for a third consecutive month, compared with a year earlier, suggesting the appetite for investing ... spokesman Yao Jian said yesterday. Alaistair Chan, an associate economist at Moody's Economy.com, said foreign investment flows appeared to be stabilising and the latest data suggested ...

  8. Foreign direct investment plunges 22pc to US$5.89b

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

    ... Denise Tsang Foreign direct investment on the mainland fell 22 per cent to US$5.89 billion last month, the seventh consecutive monthly decline, as overseas investors tightened their belts ... weak foreign investment. The drop in foreign direct investment was steeper than the 9.5 per cent decline in March, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce. In the first four months ...

  9. Foreign direct investment reached record levels in 2008, survey finds

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Foreign direct investment in Hong Kong increased 15.8 per cent to a record US$63 billion last year, a United Nations survey found. The city held on to its position ... US$96.9 billion, almost half of what it got in 2007. Foreign direct investment also roughly halved to US$59.7 billion for Belgium and slipped more than one-quarter to US$22.7 billion ...

  10. Mainland records further decline in foreign direct investment

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

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Foreign direct investment on the mainland fell for the third month in December as the global financial crisis prompted overseas firms to hold back expansion plans while falling property and stock markets discouraged fund inflows. Foreign investment dropped 5.7 per cent to US$5.98 billion last month from December 2007 after a 36.52 per cent fall ...




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