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  1. Comment - Blogs

    What Chinese hospitals can learn from the beer industry

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 08:44am by Jeffrey Towson

    ... And to launch a new private hospital chain you would also have to compete with this existing, and low price, system (not easy). This existing public system is politically strong and able to price aggressively. Building a private business against this is very difficult. Use what already exists. The doctors and nurses are in the public hospital system. Human capital is the biggest constraint ...

  2. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Australia gives up on itself as private investment dwindles

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

    ... David Fickling Strong currency and weak demand discourage companies from capital investment in goods and services industries as mining boom wanes Australia gives up on itself as private ... years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Wesfarmers, the country's biggest private-sector employer with operations spanning retail, mining and manufacturing, returned a record A$2.75 ...

  3. Business - Companies - JOINT VENTURES

    Failed coal marriage highlights risk of public-private partnership

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:02am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Losses from coal investment highlight risks of public-private partnerships China BlueChemical learns costly lesson While Beijing is pushing for state firms to co-invest with private enterprises to create a more "mixed economy", the experience of a CNOOC subsidiary shows why such collaborations can be fraught with danger. China BlueChemical ...

  4. Business - China Business

    Mainland pilot scheme paves way for foreign-owned hospitals

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... Victoria Ruan in Beijing victoria.ruan@scmp.com The mainland has launched a pilot scheme allowing the setting up of wholly foreign-owned hospitals in three municipalities and four ... agreement in July to launch the mainland’s first wholly foreign-funded hospital in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. Overseas investors will now be allowed to establish foreign-funded hospitals from ...

  5. Business - China Business

    New private players fail to crack China mobile market

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com New players fail to crack mainland mobile market The government's move to bring private players into the mainland's telecommunications market ... The decision was aimed at opening up the sector to private enterprises to allow new players to shake up an industry long controlled by the three state-owned carriers. The traditional operators have ...

  6. Business - China Business - HEALTH CARE

    Doctor consultation app seeks to disrupt China's health care market

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by James Griffiths

    ... to drum up sales. Bribery is often cited as a factor to the other great ill of Chinese health care: violence. A survey by the China Hospital Management Association found that between 2002 ... wrong and unpersonalised information, or go to the hospital directly, which results in a very high time cost." Founded in 2011, Chunyu has more than 25 million users connecting with about ...

  7. Business - Companies - FUNDRAISING

    China Renji Medical Group finalises 2 for 1 rights issue

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:22pm by Benjamin Robertson

    ... inside mainland Chinese hospitals. China Renji recorded first half net profits of HK$18.9m and holds HK$170m in outstanding interest bearing loans and bonds. ...

  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong contractors' bid-rigging is behind rising prices

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 05:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... you the deflator index for private construction costs in Hong Kong. It is taken from the gross domestic product figures and based on a value of 100 for September 2003, the approximate beginning of the present longer-term economic cycle. It shows private construction costs have gone up 130 per cent over the period. This is much more than the deflator for the overall economy, ...

  9. Business - Companies - Delisting

    Taiwan firm takes Regent Manner private

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 10:45am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Regent Manner International, a provider of surface-mount technology production solutions, will delist from the Hong Kong stock exchange at 4pm on Wednesday, the company announced on Wednesday morning. The company has been ...

  10. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Hong Kong Jockey Club seeks higher returns from alternative investments

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu enoch.yiu@scmp.com Alternative investments, including property, hedge funds and private equity, account for HK$5b of its HK$8b in long-term investments Jockey Club bets on hedge ... The organisation, whose after-tax income is mainly put into a charitable trust, increased its investment in alternative assets, including hedge funds, private equity funds and property, it said in its ...




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