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  1. China's investments are not as wasteful as the bears believe

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland For years now economists, investors and newspaper columnists have been arguing bitterly whether China is on a sustainable growth trajectory or whether it is destined for an almighty crash. Both sides can marshal some convincing-sounding arguments in favour of their views. But at its core the debate hinges on whether the heavy investment which has powered China ...

  2. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Rubbery numbers still add up to big role in Africa

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... South Africa and the Republic of Congo, signing scores of economic agreements. It is part of a push that has made China the biggest investor in Africa so far this year, including US$4.2 billion ... Exact figures after years of deals can be disputed but China's continued spending in the continent points to a major economic relationship Although there is debate on whether China ...

  3. Business - Commodities - INVESTMENT

    Hanlong courts SOEs for African iron ore deal

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... enterprises will help make it easier to get the deal done," he said. Hanlong, which owns 14.15 per cent of Sundance, delayed the acquisition after China Development Bank failed to agree on terms for a loan by a December 13 deadline and asked for time to review a mining convention by the government of Cameroon and a yet-to-be-issued mining permit from the Republic of Congo, countries where ...

  4. Brokerages want right to acquire other firms

    Posted Mar 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... their profits through lucrative buyout deals amid the weak stock market. Brokerages told the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) in recent meetings that they were keen to set up buyout funds ... to the document obtained by the South China Morning Post, the CSRC pledged to make an all-out effort to support the brokerages in line with chairman Guo Shuqing's market reforms. Mainland brokerages ...

  5. Olympics likely to cause headaches

    Posted Dec 24th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... with Tom Holland Intended to celebrate China's arrival as a major power on the world stage, next year's Beijing Olympics will surely be the biggest, most lavish party ever held. Unfortunately for China, however, a look back at Olympic Games from the past 60 years shows that colossal parties tend to be followed by nasty economic hangovers. And to add insult to injury, results ...

  6. Survey points to factory slowdown

    Posted Jul 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... evidence suggested that recent bankruptcies of factories in the Pearl River Delta were triggered by tighter credit lending. HSBC chief China economist Qu Hongbin expected industrial growth would ...

  7. Lender predicts stimulus, rate cut by end of year

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com HSBC expects Beijing to launch a more vigorous fiscal stimulus in the second half of the year, coupled with another interest rate cut and four more cuts to the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for banks. The effect would be to release up to two trillion yuan into the market. HSBC lowered its growth forecast for China's economy this year yesterday ...

  8. Emerging economies move in on the big boys

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... are no longer the monopoly of the West. To further upgrade integration in global economic affairs and increase their role in policymaking, BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) ... in Singapore in the same month. Moscow no doubt sees the forum as an opportunity to attract investors from the Asia-Pacific economies, especially from China, South Korea and Japan. It also appears ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    China's big spenders on infrastructure must generate better returns

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp China's big spenders must get more bang for their buck Academics and bankers are split over whether Beijing is spending more than it should on investment, ... of the chart shows you that fixed capital formation stands at a record high of 46 per cent of gross domestic product in China. A free bottle of Scotch goes to the first person who can show me any ...

  10. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    China a green energy leader? Don't make me laugh

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... Tom Holland Read the praise heaped on Beijing by two recent reports, and you could believe the mainland is leading the world in environmental best practice China a green leader? Don't make me laugh Did you know that China is the greenest country in the world? I confess, it was news to me. And I am pretty sure it will come as news to the inhabitants of Beijing, where memories ...




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