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  1. Foreign investors shift focus to retail segment

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... Yvonne Liu Foreign investment interest in the mainland property market is on the rise, but investors have shifted their focus from development sites to retail property because of the uncertain market outlook, analysts said. 'We received more inquiries from foreign investors this month,' said Alvin Yip Kwok-ping, the head of the investment department at DTZ in southern ...

  2. News - Business - FINANCE

    Australia to invest foreign currency assets of A$1.9b in Chinese bonds

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com Central bank will invest A$1.9b, or 5pc of its foreign currency assets, in sovereign securities as bilateral economic ties increase Australia to buy Chinese bonds Australia's central bank plans to invest about 5 per cent of its foreign currency assets, or A$1.9 billion, in Chinese government bonds due to the growing ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Foreign, mainland Chinese firms in Hong Kong hit record high, says InvestHK

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ...HK and the Census and Statistics Department. Simon Galpin, director-general of InvestHK, the government department in charge of foreign direct investment, said the number of people employed by these firms ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com 7,250 foreign, mainland businesses set up shop in city, but economic turbulence may affect them Overseas firms in HK at record high The number of foreign ...

  4. New rules cloud foreign investment

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Peggy Sito, Sandy Li

    ... Fulton Mak, Sandy Li and Peggy Sito Market divided about the impact of the mainland's latest guidelines on overseas investors Sweeping revisions to foreign investment rules in the mainland have left analysts and investors puzzled over the likely impact of the changes on foreign property investment in the country. 'I do not see any impact on the physical market or on our ...

  5. New rules issued on foreign investment in mainland trust sector

    Posted Aug 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... in the as yet untapped industry. Individual investors will still be restricted to not more than 20 per cent, while a maximum of two foreign financial institutions will be able to invest in a single ... effect on August 3. The new rules on trust companies do not spell out a maximum combined foreign investment of 40 per cent, but the previous ceiling of 25 per cent is not mentioned. The implied ...

  6. Foreign investment figure splits agencies

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing The Ministry of Commerce and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) are at odds over the amount of foreign direct investment in the mainland last year, according to media reports. Official state media reported SAFE's estimate for foreign direct investment last year was US$82.4 billion, far higher than the ministry's estimate ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Domestic investors' confidence in redback counts more than foreigners'

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... holdings of yuan denominated investments and I have done reasonably well. I did not invest in them as any gesture of national loyalty. I did it purely for reasons for greed. I reckoned that Beijing ... or otherwise regard it as a major currency of international trade, but because it offers a good prospect for speculating on a currency gain. In other words, Beijing has encouraged foreigners to hold ...

  8. China Life targets foreign markets

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Christine Chan

    ... Christine Chan in Beijing Insurer seeks state approval to invest US$3.5b of listing proceeds overseas China Life Insurance president Wang Xianzhang says the company is seeking to park ... stock investments and overseas investments. Any funds raised by mainland firms from overseas listings are required to be repatriated to the mainland, usually within several months, under ...

  9. Gold exchange opens doors to foreign firms

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com The 102-year-old local gold bourse has signed up a Middle Eastern gold trading firm, the first of the overseas companies it is planning to recruit as non-voting members. Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society president Haywo ...

  10. Business - Economy - CHINA

    China loses shine for foreign money

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:08pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... environment. Preventing a sharp drop in foreign investment and a slowdown in trade growth are set to be major economic challenges for the country's new leaders. "Multinationals have ... Zhang Zhiwei said. Zhang expected the value of foreign investment to drop further by about 5 per cent this year. Commerce Minister Chen Deming has tried to reassure the business community ...




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