China Investment

China market 'casino' scares off foreigners

The A-share market's poor showing has been blamed on overpriced stock offerings from the benchmark's start in 2000. Photo: Reuters

For 10 years, a yawning chasm has existed between the performance of the mainland's stock market and that of its economy, says a veteran China expert, who likens the market to a casino - with all the risk that that entails for foreign investors.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 5:09am

City's small-cap firms to set to see flood of capital from China

Beijing's long-standing plans to allow mainlanders to invest overseas is expected to release large capital inflows into small-cap companies in Hong Kong as retail investors on the mainland seek to take advantage of lower valuations in Hong Kong markets, a veteran Chinese banker said.

21 May 2013 - 5:04am

Dull China data prompts talk of relief measures

Those looking for evidence of a spark in the mainland economy were left disappointed by the release of a range of economic indicators yesterday. Photo: Reuters

Investment in China unexpectedly cooled last month while industrial output and consumption barely picked up, indicating the economy still lacks a strong momentum to rebound.

14 May 2013 - 4:22am

China overseas direct investment to exceed FDI by 2017 says study

Between 2005 and 2012, outbound investment by mainland firms grew at an average pace of 35 per cent year on year. Photo: AFP

The study predicts that the mainland's outbound direct investment (ODI) will jump from US$115 billion last year to US$172 billion in 2017, exceeding the amount of foreign funds coming into the country, and driven by mainland firms' ambition to tap overseas markets and their growing awareness of enhancing research capabilities.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:11am

Digital Realty gears up for China investments

Michael Foust

Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest builder and wholesale provider of data centres, will start its foray into the mainland next year, with projects planned in Shanghai and Beijing. Digital Realty chief executive Michael Foust said the company was in discussions with various major information technology services providers on initial projects in those two cities.

19 Apr 2013 - 5:26am

Wharf's China spree set to pay off

Wharf is growing its commercial portfolio in many mainland cities.

Wharf (Holdings) is looking forward to reaping the benefits of an aggressive acquisition binge on the mainland that has expanded its land bank to 18 million square metres since 2007. Last year, the conglomerate accelerated its investment in the mainland by acting as a white knight to rescue financially troubled Greentown China.

2 Apr 2013 - 6:59am