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  1. China urged to ease rules on foreign investments

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The European Union has renewed pressure on China to remove restrictions on foreign investments, blamed for dwindling bilateral trade. EU commissioner for external trade Catherine Ashton yesterday added to complaints from the EU and United States chambers of commerce about Beijing curtailing foreign direct investments by what she called 'equity caps, ...

  2. Mainland firms invest US$20.5b overseas

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Cashed-up mainland firms have almost doubled their spending on overseas assets, investing US$20.47 billion between July and September. Mainland outbound investments jumped ... investments have risen rapidly in the past year, and there is a clear trend that it will continue in the next decade,' Nomura International economist Sun Mingchun said. 'State-owned firms ...

  3. Chen vows to ease investment curbs

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The Ministry of Commerce has promised to gradually relax restrictions on foreign investments following an outcry from overseas investors against slower economic reform ... of the service sector also would be swung open. Chen, who was speaking at the opening of the four-day China International Fair for Investments and Trade symposium in Xiamen, Fujian yesterday, said ...

  4. Foreign direct investment plunges 22pc to US$5.89b

    Posted May 16th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Foreign direct investment on the mainland fell 22 per cent to US$5.89 billion last month, the seventh consecutive monthly decline, as overseas investors tightened their belts ... weak foreign investment. The drop in foreign direct investment was steeper than the 9.5 per cent decline in March, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce. In the first four months ...

  5. Hongkong Electric invests in mainland wind farm projects

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Hongkong Electric Holdings, the power supplier controlled by Li Ka-shing, has made its first investments on the mainland to capitalise on the country's rising demand ... a bite of the nascent but massive renewable market. Hongkong Electric appeared to have loosened its strict strategy of investing in highly regulated energy markets, such as Australia and Britain, ...

  6. Mainland fixed-asset investment poised to rebound in final quarter

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang More economists expect the mainland's fixed-asset investment will rebound in the fourth quarter, defying worries of a post-Olympics slump. Economists at brokerages Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs believed growth in fixed-asset investment would resume next month when temporary restrictions on construction would be relaxed as the curtain comes down ...

  7. Laos courts mainland investment with lower wages and tax breaks

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Laos has joined the race to attract Chinese capital, offering investment incentives for businesses at a time when punishing cost inflation and a strengthening yuan are forcing ... of foreign investors last year, according to Beijing-based Laotian ambassador Vichit Xindavong. Investment incentives included lower minimum wages, a tax-free period of three to seven years, ...

  8. Shenzhen Investment pays HK$1.2b for part of toll road

    Posted Aug 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang Shenzhen Investment, which is expanding beyond property development to secure less volatile earnings, has sealed its first direct toll-road investment in a HK$1.2 billion deal as it moves to make infrastructure a core business. Shenzhen Investment, the Hong Kong-listed investment arm of the Shenzhen municipal government, is to buy a 91 per cent interest in the 3km section ...

  9. CKI seeks separate listing for highly lucrative Australian investments

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... portfolio after overseas contributions helped propel net profit 6.18 per cent higher to $3.55 billion last year. 'Some investment banks have approached us with spin-off proposals and we ... investments- mainly in energy and water supply, toll roads and tunnels- made a $1.38 billion profit last year, up 41 per cent from 2003. This figure includes a $400 million one-off gain from a tax ...

  10. Investment in Guangxi cement plant fixed

    Posted Feb 25th 2005, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... decision to buy a 73.5 per cent stake in the joint venture in December last year from its unlisted parent, China Resources (Holdings). This is despite China discouraging fixed-asset investment ... analyst Geoffrey Cheng Bik-hoi estimated the mainland's fixed asset investment in cement would grow at least 15 per cent this year despite its macroeconomic policies. Citing China Cement ...




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