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  1. Stanchart targets wealthy visitors

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to wealthy mainland visitors to Hong Kong. The bank's chief executive, Benjamin Hung Pi-cheng, identified the Canton Road upmarket retail strip in Tsim Sha Tsui, as well as Nathan Road in Kowloon and the nightlife mecca of Lan Kwai Fong in Central, as the ideal locations for an expanded branch network. 'We want to have branches to serve wealthy mainland clients when ...

  2. Naive mainland investors learn painful lesson about free market

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Beijing taxi driver Zhao Zhangqi, known as Little Zhao to his friends and customers, is among the millions of mainlanders who invested heavily in the stock market last year, ... everywhere,' he said. 'There are fundamentals supporting the property companies.' His investment went well initially, and his thoughts were shared by many other mainland investors excited ...

  3. Business - Money - MARKETS

    Mainland stocks still look attractive

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Mainland stocks still look attractive The mainland's A shares are still among the most attractive in Asia-Pacific even after a strong rebound over ... earnings at mainland-listed firms to have low double-digit growth this year. As for Hong Kong, liquidity inflows would accelerate, providing additional support for the Hang Seng Index to rise ...

  4. Business - Economy - CHINA

    Beijing urged to boost productivity to encourage economic growth

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by Kwong Man-ki

    ... Kwong Man-ki in Sanya phoenix.kwong@scmp.com Official calls for less dependence on investments to encourage growth Beijing urged to boost productivity The mainland should foster economic ... during the next five-year plan period as the labour force aged between 15 and 59 continued to decrease. Rather than depending on investments to drive growth, the mainland should foster economic ...

  5. Business - Money - ENTREPRENEURS

    Investors are again betting on mainland start-ups

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by TIFFANY AP

    ... analyst 27-year-old Michael Lewis, who moved to the mainland to chase his start-up dreams. Daters have three categories to assess: appearance, background and people they know in common. ... friends, that's 100 people you can meet. It's quite exponential." Enormous too: the mainland has the world's largest singles population, estimated at 180 million. To some, ...

  6. Business - Economy - CHINA

    S&P sounds alarm on China's overinvestment

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan victoria.ruan@scmp.com S&P sounds alarm on China's overinvestment The mainland's investment-driven growth could put the country at great risk of an economic ... during the global crisis. Last year, mainland economic growth cooled to 7.8 per cent, the slowest since 1999, from an average 10 per cent in the past decade. Investment still contributed about ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Bad idea to survey mainlanders on why they buy Hong Kong property

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Muddled thinking to suggest mainland buyers will tell truth "Times have changed. We cannot ignore their [mainland buyers] demand and have to consider how ... Marco Wu Moon-hoi Long-Term Housing Strategy Steering Committee SCMP, September 24 I like that bit about genuine needs. The only mainland property buyers whose genuine needs could possibly ...

  8. News - Asia

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

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

    ... from helping transform mainland China over the past 30 years, it adds up to opportunity. The 320-kilometre bus ride from the commercial centre of Yangon to Naypyidaw, the new capital carved out ... in a five-star hotel in Yangon last month. Telecom services are also a headache for foreign visitors. Wi-fi internet service is limited to the five-star hotels in Yangon, leaving business travellers cut ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Foreign, mainland Chinese firms in Hong Kong hit record high, says InvestHK

    Posted Oct 19th 2012, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com 7,250 foreign, mainland businesses set up shop in city, but economic turbulence may affect them Overseas firms in HK at record high The number of foreign and mainland companies that have set up offices in Hong Kong has hit an all-time high of 7,250, but global economic uncertainties may have a short term negative impact on the multinationals' ...

  10. Business - Commodities - RESOURCES

    Latin American riches lure mainland miners

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... mainland miners Mainland energy and resource firms are eyeing opportunities to acquire more assets in Latin America, a new frontier for China's outbound investment, according to a Latin ... and gas, especially in offshore Brazil, were the biggest draw for mainland firms in Central and South America. Iron ore and non-ferrous metals such as copper, of which China is a big importer, ...




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