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  1. Economist says give poor rights, not infrastructure

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Beijing's plan to pour billions of dollars into rural infrastructure is not the answer to China's economic problems, a senior official economist said yesterday. 'The most important thing we should do is strengthen the productive forces, not build buildings and roads,' Wu Jinglian said in reference to the government's 'new ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Governments should budget for climate adaptation

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AJAY CHHIBBER

    ... estimates. How can countries find funds today to build "climate resilient" roads, bridges, schools and other vital infrastructure to prevent losses tomorrow? One answer is of course in more ... to identify where climate change is influencing allocations. For example, how much is being allocated to strengthen infrastructure against flooding? Or spent to adapt agricultural extension services ...

  3. 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

    ... infrastructure pick. "We like the UK. It is very open on its infrastructure sector," he said. Britain's use of private capital to build public sector assets was a model for other developed economies to follow, particularly those struggling to recover from the effects of the 2008-09 global financial crisis. "Infrastructure investment can boost economic growth and employment ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... reached out to Southeast Asia and collaborated on infrastructure, finance and a free trade agreement. Even Tokyo made efforts to get on with China back then. The first time he was in office, ...

  5. Business - Money

    Bankers ride boom in social enterprises

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of good investment returns, says Eric Savage, the co-founder and president of Unitus Capital. Savage previously headed the power and infrastructure desk at Citigroup's Salomon Smith Barney ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia must heed warning of recent floods

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by CHANGYONG RHEE

    ... Changyong Rhee says the recent floods that hit Asia were just a foretaste of the devastation that will follow if the spreading urban sprawl is allowed to overwhelm infrastructure and our ... The answer is "all of the above". Asia is on the move, with economic growth attracting millions to its cities. Urbanisation is happening at an unprecedented scale and speed. Infrastructure ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 10:16am by JANE CAI

    ... downside risk on the mainland also came from excessive local government debt. "Local governments are under growing pressure to embark on large infrastructure projects to foster growth ...

  8. China offers hope for Afghanistan

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... stability' through social and economic development. As with Chinese involvement elsewhere, it is about mutual benefit with both sides gaining- Afghanistan through infrastructure, trade ... to focus on ensuring security self-sufficiency and fighting corruption. For economic and infrastructure development, though, the Chinese model of soft power is the best hope. ...

  9. HK ahead of mainland cities for Asia expats

    Posted Apr 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... higher crime rates, more social and political tension, less developed infrastructure and corruption as reasons for the divide. 'Over the course of five to 10 years, cities on the mainland ... earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, which left infrastructure in many parts of Japan in shambles. The study takes into account factors such as climate; health risks; goods and services; isolation ...

  10. Data centre to bring HK up to speed

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... advanced of its kind in Hong Kong and will match the infrastructure found in top-tier financial centres in the United States and Europe,' NTT Com Asia chief strategy officer Brandon Lee ... temperature-controlled infrastructure that is built and equipped to house large-capacity server computers and enterprise data-storage systems, which are maintained with multiple power sources and high-bandwidth ...




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