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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's big spenders on infrastructure must generate better returns

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... by drinking my bottle of Scotch in one sitting. Surely this comparison suggests that China is spending too much on infrastructure and Britain too little. But perhaps not. China is a poor and developing country. It needs to spend a great deal on infrastructure to provide the framework for greater wealth. Britain has already built its infrastructure and needs only to maintain what it has ...

  2. News - Asia

    Myanmar's poor infrastructure holds it back but Hong Kong firms see opportunities

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Deficiencies in infrastructure are holding back progress in realising the country's huge potential, but they're also golden opportunities Myanmar's rocky road into the future Myanmar's backward infrastructure threatens to create a bottleneck, holding back the country's rapid development. But for Hong Kong companies fresh ...

  3. Business - Money - INVESTMENT

    Inner Mongolia lures Hong Kong investors

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Northern region promotes resources and infrastructure projects in city Inner Mongolia lures HK investors Inner Mongolia autonomous region is enticing Hong ... new-energy projects, such as wind and solar projects, totalling 110 billion yuan, said Zhang. They also included 25 logistics projects totalling 74.8 billion yuan, nine infrastructure projects ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Emerging-market infrastructure shines

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Westra

    ... investors salivating about potential investment opportunities in the developing world. And perhaps no sector has received more attention than infrastructure development. Powered by a large ... Thompson, head of non-flow-structured products at Macquarie. 'But maybe one should actually look at some of the sub-sectors within that, and infrastructure is a star sector within emerging ...

  6. Macquarie on prowl for Asian infrastructure

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Anette Jonsson Three months after listing its first infrastructure fund in Asia, Macquarie is looking for Asian assets to inject into the fund as a means of boosting returns for investors. Singapore-listed Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund (MIIF) holds assets in Australia, Europe and the United States. 'We told investors at the time of listing that we wanted to focus ...

  7. Building opportunities

    Posted Sep 25th 2007, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... the trend that began in the 1970s and '80s in Europe and the United States, the governments of developing countries in Asia are moving away from traditional government-financed infrastructure ... years on roads, water, communications, power, and other infrastructure systems to cope with rapid urbanisation and economic growth. This has led to an increase in private enterprise investment ...

  8. Projects likely to see more capital to and from Asia

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Rising urbanisation and wealth are set to increase the flow of international infrastructure investment into Asia and from China to the rest of the world. That's according to participants at the recent Infrastructure Investment World Asia conference in Hong Kong. 'You will see increasing Asian capital going to OECD countries and OECD capital ...

  9. Business - Money - MEET THE MANAGER

    Time is still on the side of the Thai bull run

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... point], and that would be a positive signal to the domestic stocks like banks and property," he says. But the long-term story is about infrastructure and political stability. Everyone agrees ... billion) for infrastructure projects over the next seven years, including a high-speed railway linking Bangkok to Kunming, China. Teo says the bill is before the parliament now. "The golden ...

  10. Business - China Business - ECONOMIC ZONE

    Special zone seeks more Hong Kong investors

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... been spent on infrastructure projects to provide electricity, water and sewerage to the newly developed area. "We have 56 ongoing projects in Hengqin that involved a total investment ...




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