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  1. CKI looking for more overseas infrastructure acquisitions

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (CKI), controlled by Li Ka-shing, is seeking more acquisitions after completing its largest takeover. On Friday, CKI and three other organisations controlled by Li completed their GBP5.78 billion (HK$71.82 billion) acquisition of the British electricity networks of EDF Energy, a unit of the French state-controlled energy conglomerate ...

  2. Challenges for the foreign investor in infrastructure

    Posted Sep 07th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Despite huge state spending, the mainland's infrastructure market remains fraught with difficulty for foreign investors. White elephant projects built simply to generate ... to infrastructure investment is that it may be viewed as an end in itself rather than as a means towards growth,' Michael Spencer, Asia-Pacific chief economist at Deutsche Bank, said. Spencer was one ...

  3. Guangdong braces for massive bill for transport infrastructure

    Posted Sep 17th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... concerns that the province will have trouble paying its huge infrastructure bill. Last year, the government allocated 312.9 billion yuan for railways, 261.5 billion yuan for expressways, 32.7 ... with the Pearl River Delta's infrastructure is it's inadequate and incomplete. The construction of transport hubs is lagging, transport systems are not well integrated and transport management ...

  4. Hubei seeking investors for huge infrastructure boom

    Posted Sep 13th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu, Toh Han Shih

    ... Sophie Yu and Toh Han Shih Hubei province hopes to tap Hong Kong's deep-pocketed investors for a huge splurge on infrastructure as it seeks to turn itself into a mainland transport ... vice-mayor Sun Ya said: 'We have a series of infrastructure and services projects in Wuhan to attract Hong Kong investors.' Infrastructure spending is expected to top 100 billion yuan ...

  5. Insurers to invest in infrastructure

    Posted Jul 30th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih and Jane Cai The central government is expected to make greater use of the deep pockets of the nation's insurance industry to finance its enormous infrastructure programme to help heavily indebted projects. The China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) will modify its policy on investment in infrastructure, stocks and bonds, said CIRC chairman Wu Dingfu ...

  6. Building materials firms' debts soar amid infrastructure boom

    Posted Aug 31st 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih While building materials and property company BBMG and cement maker TCC International Holdings have been major beneficiaries of massive mainland infrastructure spending, ... facility was earmarked for investment in low-income property, infrastructure projects including high-speed railway, and environmentally friendly cement production, said Jiang. Separately, ...

  7. Beijing widens route for insurance funds into infrastructure

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Beijing has widened insurers' access to infrastructure debt and real estate while keeping the cap for equity investment unchanged. According to the final rule on the use of insurance funds, issued by the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC), mainland insurers can invest up to 10 per cent in debts related to infrastructure projects. The new ...

  8. Local infrastructure boom is creating new openings

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Nicholas Olczak

    ... Nicholas Olczak Everywhere you look, Hong Kong's infrastructure is being developed. A huge new bridge will reach across towards Zhuhai. More places will soon be linked to the MTR ... the company to take on more than 100 new staff. 'We've had such a boom in infrastructure in the last two years,' says Fergal Whyte, director of Ove Arup and Partners Hong Kong. Whyte ...

  9. Chinese infrastructure firms' deals top US$5b

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Chinese infrastructure construction firms have recently won more than US$5 billion in contracts for Indonesia and Macau. China Railway Group won a US$4.8 billion contract ... Java governor Ahman Heryawan welcomed the company's increased participation in infrastructure projects in the Indonesia province. Heryawan said CCC had established itself as one ...

  10. Spending on infrastructure to decline to 212b yuan

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih Spending by Beijing on infrastructure- mainly railways, roads and airports- will drop 2.7 per cent to 211.8 billion yuan (HK$240.4 billion) this year, but the shortfall, ... non-central-government sources for the country's huge railway budget, but the total spending on other infrastructure, such as roads and ports, is expected to decline or remain flat. 'Overall, ...




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