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  1. Shanghai Greenland plans reit offering in Hong Kong

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai Trust expected to have an annual yield of 6pc to 10pc and include six properties The Shanghai Greenland Group, one of the city's biggest developers, plans to float a real estate investment trust in Hong Kong with half a dozen commercial properties, a company spokeswoman said yesterday. It would be the first reit from Shanghai and only ...

  2. Mortgage lending frozen at Pudong Bank branch

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... better corporate governance, quality customer service and stronger internal controls. 'We have to improve the credit culture and legal background with a bankruptcy law, clear property rights and foreclosure law,' he said. The Bank of Communications over the weekend said it had replaced the chief of its Shenyang branch after customers had been defrauded of 200 million yuan in savings. ...

  3. Yang Rong files suit against Liaoning in US

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... seized his stock for less than 6 per cent of market value after claiming it was state property. It did so without due process of law. This act looked like the action of a police state,' he ... of international law and the property is present in the US in connection with the foreign state's commercial activity in the US, or if the property is owned by an instrumentality of the foreign state ...

  4. Reits frenzy adds hot air to mainland bubble

    Posted Jul 18th 2005, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini, Mark O'Neill

    ... the 'right product in the right market at the right time.' A reit is a trust that operates like a property management company but, according to laws in most countries where they exist, must ... Property Rights Law. The question is how easily rights can be protected through the courts, which is also a major issue for banks when they take security in the form of mortgages over real property ...

  5. Law being 'manipulated', says Yang

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Ex-Brilliance chief accuses Liaoning of one-sided view in branding him a fraud Mainland entrepreneur Yang Rong yesterday accused Liaoning officials of manipulating the law to seize his ... government's one-sided story? The Chinese law is being manipulated by a few Liaoning individuals.' On Monday, Liaoning governor Bo Xilai summoned reporters to a briefing during which he said ...

  6. Money laundering probes extend to securities, insurance industries

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... of 23 ministers and government departments. The central government wants to pass a law against money laundering in the next four months so that next year it can become a member of the Financial ... based on the law that is being drafted. China is ill-equipped to monitor the money that flows legally and illegally across its borders. The Asian Development Bank estimates that the money ...

  7. Poverty gap a historic hurdle to private sector

    Posted Feb 12th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... they took power, the communists went to the other extreme, nationalising land and confiscating business, before reversing policies in the 1980s. 'In Chinese history, we lacked the laws and system to safeguard private property. Whoever was the strongest could take everything for himself. As the saying goes, every stone and blade of grass belongs to the Emperor,' said Ma ...

  8. One man's freedom is hope for homeowners

    Posted Oct 31st 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... 'We hope that this will be a historic judgment,' said Wang Ling, the lawyer from Beijing-based Cailiang Law Firm who defended Zhang free of charge. 'Historic in persuading residents to better protect their property and legal rights.' Disputes between developers and owners of homes they wish to demolish are widespread on the mainland. Threats, intimidation and violence ...

  9. Shanghai office site sold for 1.1b yuan in auction

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai A plot of land for commercial development in central Shanghai fetched a record 1.14 billion yuan at an auction yesterday, confirming property prices are still rising despite government attempts to talk them down. This is the second public land auction in Shanghai following the passage of a law last August that stipulated all land should be auctioned ...

  10. Developer bullish on foreign appeal of Shanghai's tallest building

    Posted Mar 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... investors wanted to buy equity and that it would offer a better rate of return than Tokyo's property market. Construction of the 492-metre Shanghai World Financial Centre (SWFC), ... and started the piling work in October 1997. But it suspended construction in 1999 because of the Asian financial crisis, a downturn in the Shanghai property market and criticism from the government ...




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