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  1. HK investment outflows exceed foreign investment in the city

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The amount Hong Kong businesses and individuals invested overseas last year was HK$4.15 trillion more than was invested in the city by overseas interests, the government said. The figure is equivalent to 282 per cent of the city's gross domestic product and continues a trend of the rising gap between outward and inward investment. In 2005, the gap was more than HK$3.4 ...

  2. HK rises to No 4 for foreign direct investment as global crisis eases

    Posted Jul 24th 2010, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Amid the recent financial meltdown, global flows of foreign direct investment plunged 37 per cent last year to just over US$1.11 trillion, similar to the level in 2005 ... the most foreign direct investment in the world, with US$129.9 billion, less than half of what it got in 2008. The mainland rose one spot to number two, followed by France, Hong Kong ...

  3. Guangzhou bars foreigners from buying shops

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Guangzhou has unveiled a new policy banning foreigners, and people from Hong Kong and Macau from investing in retail properties in the city, the latest move ... mainly from Hong Kong, accounted for just 15 per cent to 20 per cent of shop acquisitions in the city. However, it meant that foreigners' investment channels were further limited, said Liu ...

  4. China's foreign infatuation goes all the way to the top

    Posted Aug 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... true in the field of attracting foreign investment, a key requirement for any official aspiring for promotion. For those officials representing cities that are little known to overseas ... defenceless amid a recent string of scandals involving these so-called hu you. For scam artists, there is always easy money to be made playing to the desire for anything foreign ...

  5. Article 23: It's not a factor in investment

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... whichever way the vote on Article 23 goes. Heads of other foreign chambers of commerce in Hong Kong have agreed with my assertion. If foreign investors made their investment decisions based solely on political issues, there would be little investment in China, the Middle East or Indonesia. In fact, China has been acclaimed the largest magnet for foreign investment in the world. Business ...

  6. Foreign investors flock to HK

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.30pm: Foreign investment in Hong Kong continued to grow last year, investment promotion director-general at Invest Hong Kong Mike Rowse said on Tuesday. Mr Rowse was speaking at a year-end conference held by Invest Hong Kong, a government department for promoting foreign investment. He said the department helped 246 overseas, mainland and Taiwan companies set ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Foreigners put US$42b into HK last year

    Posted Oct 18th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong attracted US$42.89 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year, up US$9.27 billion from 2005 and more than the combined total for Singapore and India. ... According to the UN Conference on Trade and Development's latest World Investment Report, the city retained its number two spot for foreign direct investment in Asia for the sixth straight year ...

  9. Who needs foreign money? We're drowning in the stuff

    Posted Nov 13th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... are in the business of setting up shop in other people's economies not them in ours. I shall put it another way. The world is divided into givers and takers of foreign investment and we're firmly in the givers' camp. Our net international investment position, the balance of what we own abroad, less what foreigners own in Hong Kong, is almost three times the size of our economy, our balance ...

  10. HK ranks second in attracting foreign funds

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong held its position as the second-most preferred destination for foreign direct investment in Asia last year, the fourth straight year, a United Nations survey has ... rising corruption and intellectual property rights. 'There is theory and there is fact, and the fact is that Hong Kong got US$34 billion of foreign direct investment last year,' ...




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