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  1. News - China - ECONOMY

    Government pins hopes for growth on public transport and utilities infrastructure plan

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... without causing overcapacity in industry, experts said. Cities are being asked to give priority to public transport, with the State Council setting a goal to extend subways and light rail systems by 1,000 kilometres nationwide by 2015. The statement also seeks to raise the standard of urban road networks, stating that all bridges that are deemed deficient or dangerous should be repaired ...

  2. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Australia to invest A$82b in roads as part of 'contribute and build' budget

    Posted May 12th 2014, 02:58am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Perth Australia to partially fund A$82b upgrade of roads The Australian government will co-fund an A$82 billion (HK$595 billion) road infrastructure plan to help stimulate ... to be delivered tomorrow, Hockey announced the plan to spend more than A$40 billion on roads over the next six years, to be topped up by some A$42 billion from state governments and private investors. ...

  3. News - China - ECONOMY

    Local government debt show signs of improving

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 07:48pm by Keith Zhai

    ... trips abroad and transport dropped 23 per cent from the previous year following the crackdown on official waste. Despite this, several departments were caught red-handed apparently exploiting ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Data gives mixed picture of China's economy

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 05:58am by Victoria Ruan

    ... the report said other sectors such as transport, mining, retail and services all weakened. "What stands out is weakness- perhaps unprecedented weakness- in capital expenditure," Leland R. ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Xi Jinping takes charge of China's economic reforms

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:07am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Road plans in a bid to develop the country's region- with road and sea connections- as part of an effort to shore up strategic and trade links with the rest of Asia as well as some ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Slump in luxury sales offers little hope rents will become affordable for small shop owners

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 11:16pm by DENISE TANG

    ... difficult it is to make the business financially viable," Au said of the 200 sq ft space in Lee Garden Road she was forced to quit two years ago. "I hope one day I can afford to rent ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Li Ka-shing’s rumoured plan to reduce investments ‘could damage Hong Kong’

    Posted May 09th 2014, 11:41pm by Sandy Li and Peggy Sito

    ... the support of Beijing to develop as an offshore yuan and international asset management centre. It added that a transparent government coupled with an efficient transport system could also help ...

  8. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Arrested development

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:38am by DAVID BROWN

    ... is revitalised. Both economies seem set on the road to faster growth. Job creation is booming. Bullish consumers and strong factory output are boosting US growth. Underlying GDP growth is rising at a 3.5 ...

  9. Business - Money - ECONOMY

    Why Hong Kong’s latest No 1 ranking was greeted with silence

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 11:51am by Stephen Vines

    ... transportation and, as Ricky Wong is finding out much to his cost, communications. The common thread running through all these sectors is government regulation. Look at the same question from another ...

  10. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Private sector wary of Beijing's plan for 'mixed economy'

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 02:28am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Private sector executives see long road ahead for Beijing's plan to let market forces play a bigger role in economy given past experience Business wary of investing in SOEs Implementing Beijing's plan of forcing state-owned enterprises to offer assets and investment opportunities to private firms will not be easy, some mainland business leaders ...




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