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  1. Prospects remain clouded with the mainland outbound travel market off-limits to overseas investors

    Posted Dec 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with its World Trade Organisation commitments, which would allow the establishment of solely owned foreign agencies and lift minimum restrictions on registered capital that now stands at less than four million yuan for joint ventures. Prevailing travel agent regulations, effective since 1996, do not allow the establishment of solely owned foreign agencies. But under a 2003 temporary rule ...

  2. Foreign backers no longer wanted for car plants

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... foreign investors are not welcome to build car factories in China, the world's largest car market, according to a list that outlines the industries that should invite overseas capital. ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Beijing has put a brake on the rapid expansion of car manufacturing, discouraging foreign investment in assembly lines in the face of possible ...

  3. HK investors world's most bullish, with women to fore

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... are the most popular investment among Hongkongers, with 87 per cent of investors reporting that they have money in corporate shares, according to the survey, which polled 500 people in each of 56 markets. Women account for 49 per cent of the city's investors- significantly more than the global average of 42 per cent. That may be less of a surprise given that women make up 46 per cent ...

  4. Foreign energy firms face hurdles

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... renewable-energy-project developer Enfinity and three private investors. 'Up to 95 per cent of solar projects on the mainland are completed by state-owned enterprises,' Zhang said. 'Foreign firms ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Foreign firms, although allowed to develop solar farms on the mainland independently, face tougher financing requirements unless they join forces with Chinese ...

  5. Official reveals detailed requirements for foreign home buyers

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in a difficult position. Mr Deng said expatriates qualified to buy a home should first exchange any foreign currency used to fund the purchase into yuan, or pay directly in yuan with a certificate showing the money's legitimate source. Foreigners could qualify only if they had stayed on the mainland for work or study for more than one year. Four kinds of documents were needed before ...

  6. Shaanxi attracts HK investors for US$23.6b co-operative projects

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for Qujiang, a new district in the provincial capital Xian. Hong Kong has been the biggest foreign investment source for Shaanxi and has invested in more than 2,300 projects in the province. So far ... to potential investors- Xian-Xianyang and Yulin. It is unclear whether all the co-operative agreements represent final contractual funding commitments. Xian was an imperial capital for 1,180 years ...

  7. Foreigners are welcome to buy

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Frew Mcmillan

    ... Authority. More than half the buyers are permanent residents in Singapore, which has recently attracted high-profile immigrants such as the movie stars Jet Li and Gong Li. Foreigners can qualify ... Land Authority. The one exception is on Sentosa Island, where Sentosa Cove properties can get fast track approval. Foreigners can borrow a maximum of 70 per cent of the property's purchase ...

  8. Who said it?

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... We've taken too soft an attitude towards people that loot and pillage their own community British Prime Minister David Cameron commenting on the London riots They say to me... it's too expensive World Bank chief Robert Zoellick on Beijing's ...

  9. A sting in the tail?

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Steven Xu

    ... domestic institutional investor (QDII) scheme was given a green light to invest in the British equity market. (The US equity market will almost certainly be next.) Lobbying the US not to block ... of the People's Bank of China and the head of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, argued eloquently that using foreign capital more efficiently and easing controls on overseas investment would ...

  10. Multinationals choose Greater KualaLumpur and Klang Valley as Asia base

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by DISCOVERY REPORTS

    ... by domestic and foreign investors. The ETP signifies the key role that GKL/KV plays. Recognising how capital cities shape and drive the nation's economy, Malaysia is promoting GKL/KV ... Reports by Elaine Deng Multinationals choose Greater KualaLumpur and Klang Valley as Asia base As Southeast Asia experiences significant inflows of global foreign direct investment (FDI), ...




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