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  1. 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 ...

  2. Mainland faces foreign cash squeeze

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li Investment funds may slow after US subprime mortgage crisis prompts rethink on risk Foreign investment flows into mainland prime residential and commercial property developments ... into the mainland would be limited as virtually no foreign money was in the A-share market and property funds had not been able to invest in the mainland for the past three months. 'The government has ...

  3. Mainland rating agencies in no place to criticise foreign peers

    Posted Aug 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... their collective copy book by helping Wall Street banks to re-package toxic subprime debts as investible securities with top-notch credit ratings, and then failing to warn investors about the risks. (To ... accurately to forecast financial crises was amply demonstrated in Asia back in 1997. As a result, any asset manager who attempts to excuse losses by saying he thought his investments were sound ...

  4. Foreign firms keen on HK

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong is on course to assist 250 foreign companies to set up or expand operations in the city this year despite an increasingly difficult economic environment, Invest ... this is not going to offset a serious fall in the US economy, if one occurs,' Mr Rowse said. 'But Hong Kong's economy is still enjoying reasonable growth.' InvestHK completed 148 ...

  5. Mainland lags as target for works investment

    Posted Apr 27th 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... survey shows. According to the survey by international law firm Allen & Overy, China ranks only the 12th most favoured destination for infrastructure investment, with 15 per cent of those ... The value of the mainland's infrastructure market available to private and foreign companies could leap from US$70 billion in the past five years to US$300 billion over the next five years, ...

  6. How Beijing can ease investment mistrust

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the intentions behind investments they make. The latest revelations about foreign investments by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (Safe) are a case in point. According to reports, Safe has ... by the Norwegian government is one of the largest- and most respected- in the world. Yet, controversy has recently dogged many of these funds. Almost every significant investment they make overseas comes ...

  7. Foreign firms urged to pursue copyright fight

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... 'We said that if they did not protect intellectual property rights [IPR], no-one would invest in Shanghai,' said Anthony Chen, a lawyer with Jones Day who advised the Korean firm. 'A ... busy and they should solve the problem on their own.' That was an IPR story with a happy ending. Many other firms, Chinese and foreign, are not as lucky. According to official figures, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    US must learn how to lead

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by Ralph Cossa and Brad Glosserman

    ... today, what counts is leadership The constructive path Any discussion of US foreign policy begins with an understanding and appreciation of American "power" and influence in an evolving and uncertain world. The conversation often starts with the assertion that the US is the "indispensable nation", as President Barack Obama insisted in the candidates' foreign policy ...

  9. US-dollar assets 'key to foreign reserves'

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Ting Shi

    ... was quoted by Xinhua as saying that US-currency assets, including government bonds, were 'an important component' of the mainland's foreign-reserve investments. The People's Bank ... warned that any such pressure by Beijing would be 'foolhardy'. 'China is a responsible investor in international financial markets, and our country's foreign-exchange reserves ...

  10. Beijing's paranoia doesn't inspire business confidence

    Posted Jun 08th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... some Adam Smith investment paradise. Chinese need to remind themselves that foreign investment requires, as a minimum, massive political stability for as far as the investor's eye can see. ... Tom Plate China has been raising its eyebrows (and sometimes mouthing blunt questions) over the safety of its mountainous portfolio in US government Treasury investments ...




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