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  1. News - China - 18th PARTY CONGRESS

    China's sovereign wealth fund to focus on Asia investments

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Beijing

    ... of the world's largest store of foreign wealth lauded the British approach to overseas investment in public sector projects as one for the world to follow. He said the policy response to Europe's ... proposition to the fund, which is mandated to boost returns on a substantial chunk of China's US$3.29 trillion stash of foreign reserves. "We would avoid investing in countries that do ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Foreign listings in Shanghai still a long way off

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of any imminent A-share initial public offering by a foreign firm. Fang Xinghai, the director general of Shanghai's financial services office, told a press conference that the regulators had to take into account A-share market sentiment, liquidity and trading rules before making a decision on the debut of the long-heralded board where foreign companies would be traded. 'If you ...

  4. Funds target foreign currency deposits from the mainland

    Posted Jul 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong The Hong Kong Investment Funds Association (HKIFA) is floating a proposal that would allow local fund managers to tap the vast foreign currency deposits parked in Chinese ... saying that such a scheme would do irreparable harm to domestic capital markets. Under the HKIFA plan, only mainland investors with foreign currency deposits will be allowed to invest ...

  5. Beijing invests in Iran oil project

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... to 185,000 bpd three years later, according to Xinhua. As Iran bans foreign direct investment in its oil industry, China Petrochemical will recoup its investment and earn an unspecified profit margin ... Beijing will invest in an oil project in the Middle East nation estimated to cost US$2 billion. However, the deal is only partly complete, as the original memorandum of understanding in 2004 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. HKEx on a mission to lure foreign listings

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... In the second quarter next year, it plans to launch the Hong Kong depositary receipt- a product it is hoped will make listing in Hong Kong easier for foreign firm. 'HKEx's mission in the next ... for such firms would ease trade for local buyers, he said. Timothy Lo, the managing director of French private bank CIC Investor Services, said all investors wanted a return on their investments ...

  8. The mainland is no longer cheering the influx of foreign funds

    Posted Nov 10th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... how to dispose of it. What has changed the equation is not foreign direct investment but the flow of so-called hot money into China. FDI inflows have been steady since 1998, averaging US$41 ... allowed Chinese tourists to take out more hard currency, permitted Chinese companies to retain a larger slice of their foreign exchange earnings and will allow local insurers to invest some ...

  9. Foreigners' rush to exit triggers about-turn by Thailand

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland As policy flip-flops go, it was pretty spectacular. Late yesterday evening Thailand's finance minister announced that foreign investors would be allowed to invest freely ... interest rates to make investment in baht assets less attractive. But with consumer price inflation in Thailand already running at an uncomfortable 3.5 per cent and threatening to tick higher when ...

  10. Taiwanese warned over mainland investment

    Posted Dec 05th 2003, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... of Taiwan's total exports in August were shipped to the mainland, which also attracted 57 per cent of the island's foreign investments. The Taiwan business community had pumped US$100 billion ... had had no major impact on foreign investment in the past year. Given the strengths of the manufacturing sector and resilience of small and medium-sized companies, Mr Chen said the economy had ...




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