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  1. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Shanghai cuts negative list to woo foreign investment

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 01:45am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Overseas firms will gain access to more sectors but free-trade zone's limited geographic size poses obstacle in sparking investment spree ... steps up efforts to woo overseas capital. But the incentives might not be enough to spark an investment spree due to the limited geographic size of the zone. The municipal government unveiled ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    G20 ministers and central bank governors push for 1.8pc growth spurt

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by AFP

    ... far- including accelerating infrastructure investment and financial reform and encouraging free trade- could add 1.8 per cent to GDP by 2018 and create millions of jobs. But more reforms were ...

  3. Business - China Business - ECONOMY

    State subsidies report casts doubt on fair business practices in China

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 05:18am by Eric Ng, VICTORIA RUAN AND SIJIA JIANG

    ... be [posting] losses." Liu said such subsidies are often opaque and are granted by local governments to attract investment, but he added that they are not only granted to domestic firms but also ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    G20 chiefs fear market risks from low interest rates

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... in a low-yield environment and the concern is that we are seeing more investing in higher-risk ventures," Canadian Finance Minister Joe Oliver said yesterday. "If there is a reappraisal ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Weaker mainland China industrial output fuels regional pessimism

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Victoria Ruan

    ... water to ease his thirst," he warned. Many investment banks lowered their forecasts for the mainland's economic outlook, after it reported the weakest growth in industrial output since 2008 over the weekend and the first decline in power output since 2009. The property market remained the biggest drag on fixed-asset investment growth, which slowed in the first eight months ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    China credit fluctuation stirs policy uncertainty

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 12:15pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... restructuring. However, analysts say keeping the tap tighten in certain areas such as property and infrastructure investment would make borrowing even more expensive and risk a sharp economic downturn. ... Goldman Sachs economist Song Yu said these adjustments, including treating research and development expenditure as investment rather than cost, might push up real economic growth by 0.1 to 0.2 ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Sovereign wealth funds threaten world markets, investors say

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:05am by Reuters

    ... US$890 billion fund owns 1.3 per cent of all global shares and aims to put more of its cash in assets other than bonds, such as equities, infrastructure and real estate. And China Investment Corp, with US$575 billion in assets, allocates around 32 per cent of its global investments to public equities and a similar proportion to "long-term" investments, including private ...

  8. News - China - ECONOMY

    Guangdong farmers wait for the bulldozers amid ambitious new-town plans

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:52am by He Huifeng

    ... investment plans because of fears of rising local debt. "It's unfair to judge the giant five-year plan after only the first year," said Lin Jiang, dean of Lingnan College's public ... in terms of the huge fixed investment." "It's wishful thinking of the authorities to think that private capital will flow in to be used to build hotels, schools, hospitals ...

  9. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Beijing under pressure to ease monetary policy

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 06:19am by Jeanny Yu, Ray Chan

    ... played a pivotal role in the mainland's economic development. "We do expect policymakers to step in when economic growth starts to show below [target]," said Eddy Loh, investment ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Investors in Asia calmer over future U.S. interest rate rise

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 04:42am by Reuters

    ... in the market to the likelihood of better US growth, jobs or inflation numbers. That is where the concern is," he said. The basis for investment is belief that, unlike the scares last year and this year, the Fed will raise rates only when it is confident that the economy is on track for higher growth, more jobs, better demand and investment. The decision to stay invested in high growth ...




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