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  1. 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 ...

  2. Xuzhou seeks HK investment in 185 development projects

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... companies have been very important foreign investors for Xuzhou, and now contribute more than 70 per cent of our city's foreign investment,' Cao Xinping, the city's party secretary, ... foreign investment. Xuzhou has a population of 9.73 million. Its pillar industries include coal and electricity, equipment and food manufacturing. Henderson Land Development director John Yip ...

  3. Setting sights on foreign shores

    Posted Feb 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... recognised,' he says. 'The courses offered by Grandes Ecoles are ranked very high by the Financial Times. Students can also take up the opportunity to master another foreign language.' With more than 750 French companies investing in Hong Kong, there are plenty of opportunities for students who graduate with qualifications from France, Ho adds. 'Such graduates are in high ...

  4. Foreign energy firms face hurdles

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... were more welcome many years ago, as local governments were eager to attract foreign direct investment, but things are different now.' In addition, Zhang said it might sometimes take more ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Foreign firms, although allowed to develop solar farms on the mainland independently, face tougher financing requirements unless they join forces with Chinese ...

  5. Wenzhou investment boost for HK

    Posted Apr 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... trillion foreign exchange reserves. Beijing did not mention any specific destination in the announcement for such investments from Wenzhou, but analysts say Hong Kong, rather than New York ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Beijing's latest financial industry reform allowing some mainland residents to directly invest abroad through a pilot programme signals good news ...

  6. Seoul mates invest heavily

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Catherine Chan Korean Wave, the phrase used to describe the popularisation of Korean pop culture throughout Asia, takes on another meaning in Qingdao, which has enjoyed a strong investment relationship with South Korea since the 1980s. This is due mainly to geographical proximity as the city is only 610km away from South Korean capital Seoul. Foreign direct investment from South Korea ...

  7. Foreigners eye city

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... risen 123 per cent since 2005. The latest government figures revealed property purchases by foreign individuals rose to 18.6 per cent of total transactions in the third quarter of this year, far ... is that property investment, when viewed with a medium-to-long-term perspective, is a good asset class in Singapore's context,' says Kwek Leng Joo, managing director of City Developments (CDL), ...

  8. Foreigners snap up high-end homes

    Posted Sep 28th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Armsden

    ... Richard Ellis Research executive director Li Hiaw Ho expected this performance to continue for the foreseeable future, which would keep Singapore in the spotlight for more foreign investment ... in Singapore as a global city will draw foreigners and global funds to invest in the Singapore residential market,' he said. 'Home prices may see a total increase of 20 per cent to 25 per ...

  9. Contracted investment hits US$37b

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The cumulative contracted investment by 18,700 Taiwan-invested companies in Guangdong totalled US$37.33 billion at the end of March, while actual investment was US$26 billion according to the provincial Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation. The figures were released at a Guangdong-Taiwan economic co-operation forum in Jiangmen where issues ...

  10. Asia's dragons in vogue as investment surges

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... Reports by Yenni Kwok Hong Kong, China and Taiwan step up business with the archipelago nation FOREIGN INVESTMENT from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan has flowed into Indonesia in recent ... shows in impressive figures. Foreign direct investment quadrupled in the second quarter this year to US$2.9 billion, compared to the same period last year. The GDP is projected to grow 6 per ...




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