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  1. Poor western provinces to be given big infrastructure boost

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Despite high government debt, mainland authorities will invest hundreds of billions of yuan in infrastructure projects over the next few years as part ... The 'go west' policy may not reach its investment target in 2012. Major infrastructure companies like China Railway Group are not that optimistic about fixed asset investment in the coming ...

  2. Infrastructure investment tipped to beat food crises

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.wychan@scmp.com More investment in infrastructure, rather than export bans, should be the solution to looming food crises in emerging markets, say analysts. 'If one really wants to balance demand and supply of food, one should not only invest in seeds and fertilisers and bet on consumption patterns, but also invest in infrastructure such as food processing ...

  3. This IPO is an infrastructure project, not a mining company

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the coast. This will require a further A$2.7 billion investment. In other words, Resourcehouse is not so much a mining company as a collection of very expensive infrastructure projects. Viewed like that, the case for investing in its shares suddenly becomes a lot less compelling. Usually infrastructure projects go public only once they are up and running and generating predictable cash ...

  4. Illegal use of land for infrastructure on rise

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... said 139 million yuan (HK$164.9 million) was invested in infrastructure projects on land fraudulently obtained from the central government. More than half the illegally obtained farmland ... in granting land for infrastructure projects to attract investment, said Zheng Tianxiang, a transport professor at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou. 'Having infrastructure projects is a means ...

  5. Hong Kong's infrastructure projects have bright future

    Posted Jan 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The construction industry is worried about a financial crisis coming after the government's 10 mega-infrastructure projects are completed. Yet, there are still quite a number of other much-needed infrastructure projects which will have a critical impact on the future sustainable development and survival of Hong Kong. What is important is to identify the programmes and plan how best ...

  6. Mainland slows rate of infrastructure spending

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih The mainland expects to continue increasing spending on transport and infrastructure this year but at a more cautious pace, according to the Ministry of Transport. For its two largest ports, that means Shanghai plans moderate growth, while Shenzhen is reviewing its expansion on fears of slowing global trade. The central government plans to increase its spending ...

  7. 4 trillion yuan to be spent on boosting water infrastructure

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo The central government will spend four trillion yuan (HK$4.7 trillion) in the next 10 years to rebuild outdated water conservancy projects and improve water-use efficiency on the mainland as natural disasters further threaten agricultural output ...

  8. Hopewell hungry for more in world crisis

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Hopewell Holdings might take advantage of a new global financial crisis to make further acquisitions, said Thomas Jefferson Wu, managing director of Hopewell and its subsidiary Hopewell Highway Infrastructure (HHI). 'If there are hiccups in the world economy, it may provide opportunities in acquiring properties,' said Wu, son of Sir ...

  9. CKI considers takeover of UK water firm

    Posted Jun 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Cheung Kong Infrastructure (CKI), a company controlled by Li Ka-shing, has made an offer to acquire British firm Northumbrian Water Group, according ... per cent to GBP738.1 million, while its profit soared 45.2 per cent to GBP178.4 million. It had a net debt of GBP2.3 billion as of March 31. CKI prefers acquiring infrastructure assets ...

  10. Cheung Kong turns to Britain for utilities deals

    Posted Aug 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Denise Tsang Denise.tsang@scmp.com Some 14 years after the handover of Hong Kong's sovereignty, tycoon Li Ka-shing's Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings (CKI) is choosing to park ... infrastructure flagship has executed an about turn since it went public in 1996 as a pure Chinese infrastructure play. It has since expanded from a portfolio of toll roads and power plants ...




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