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  1. EU seeks Beijing assurances on investments by sovereign fund

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... basis rather than for quick gains, and warned the mainland's sovereign wealth fund not 'to pounce on economic fat rabbits'. Mr Mandelson was referring to a speech made by CIC ... Lou, said sovereign wealth funds needed to show 'transparency and principles of governance' but praised their potential stabilising role in financial markets. CIC was among a number ...

  2. Calls to hasten yuan convertibility

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... vice-president of China Investment Corp, which is the manager of the nation's US$300 billion sovereign fund, told a seminar last month that he hoped the government could complete the much-needed ... yuan-denominated positions in reserves and enlarging its stake in the International Monetary Fund. Regarding concerns about hot money, Xie said Hong Kong's experience in managing speculative fund ...

  3. How Beijing can ease investment mistrust

    Posted Apr 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sovereign wealth funds are nothing new; some have been around for more than half a century. Nor are they only from emerging economies in Asia and the Middle East; the one owned ... for greater scrutiny, disclosure rules and even curbs on their investments. It is true that the size of sovereign funds has expanded at a phenomenal rate. The International Monetary Fund has estimated ...

  4. US Treasury holdings 'a long-term investment'

    Posted Apr 04th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Beijing not targeting short-term gains in international market, says regulator China is a responsible investor in international financial markets and its holdings of US Treasury bills are a long-term investment, says a top mainland f ...

  5. A wealth of buyers

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Coonan

    ... Development Fund, sees no problem with the creditworthiness of buyers in the luxury segment of the market.?Our buyers are mostly foreigners, but there are also other developers. They pay cash? 40 ...

  6. Local governments to form funds to repay loans

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Beijing has ordered heavily indebted local governments to set up special funds to help repay loans, in a bid to avoid a Chinese version of the sovereign debt crisis that has sunk several European economies. Finance Minister Xie Xuren said the government would also focus on improving its tax system and on lowering structural taxes as part ...

  7. Beijing running out of options

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... worth of shares in the nation's biggest banks. But analysts said yesterday there may be little more the government can do to prop up shares. Huijin, part of the mainland's sovereign wealth fund, pledged to increase holdings in the mainland's big four lenders- Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Bank of China, China Construction Bank and Agricultural Bank of China- ...

  8. Revised FDI figures put yuan pressure on Beijing

    Posted Apr 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the world's largest. The massive foreign reserve also exacerbated the mainland's inflation rate. Beijing reportedly plans to inject more foreign exchange assets into its sovereign wealth fund ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai Foreign businesses reinvested most of their profits from their mainland operations to fund their expansion in the country last year, a move likely to intensify ...

  9. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Real ale, prohibition cocktails among wealth of new Beijing drinking options

    Posted Feb 14th 2013, 12:00am by Mark Graham

    ... Mark Graham foodandwine@scmp.com Beijing has a variety of new food and drink options, writes Mark Graham A galaxy of bars A back-alley bar that serves real ale, a Prohibition-era- speakeasy themed lounge, a trendy lounge in the arts district and a gourmet ...

  10. Cement maker BBMG puts price on shares as offer seeks HK$5.95b

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ranged from upstream cement production to downstream property development and management. They expected the issue to attract record high funds in the market. BBMG has secured a blue-chip list of cornerstone investors including China Life Group, BOC Investment, sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corp, businessman Robert Kuok, and alternative asset manager Och-Ziff Capital Management Group. ...




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