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Logistics

Logistics property market takes off in China as focus shifts to consumption

The logistics property market is taking off like a rocket on the mainland, and has the potential to grow to US$2.5 trillion by 2029.

A spike in the number of deals is expected this year as investors bet on consumption-led growth.

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014, 3:29am

Private capital to continue to play a big role this year

The private real estate capital markets experienced stronger momentum than their public counterparts last year, owing to the limited windows of opportunity for equity issuance and relatively low pricing offered by the public markets.

5 Mar 2014 - 3:32am

Heavily indebted China Railway Corp expected to raise freight rates

China Railway Corporation (CRC) is expected to raise freight rates early this year to relieve its massive debt burden and speed up market-oriented reform in the industry, which it monopolises.

11 Jan 2014 - 5:00am

High, stable yields in logistics sector draw investors

Logistic properties - which include mainly grade-A warehouse facilities - currently offer high and stable rental yields as growing demand is outstripping supply, a Colliers International report says.

22 May 2013 - 3:51am

Hong Kong faces mainland China challenge as ports expand

Guangdong's plan to spend billions of yuan to create a network of ports, railways and waterways will pose a competitive threat to Hong Kong. But it may benefit Hong Kong exporters as a strike at the city's port enters its fifth week, say industry players.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:11am 1 comment

Softening market in Europe clouds industry prospects

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd saw a 2.6 per cent dip in tonnage last month, ending a growth streak that started in June last year. The firm moved 246,912 tonnes of cargo, compared with 253,632 tonnes in March last year. For the first quarter, it still saw growth of 1.7 per cent.

11 Apr 2013 - 3:15am

Onshoring trend is overhyped, say shipping chiefs

The shift of manufacturing and outsourcing to China, which started after the mainland joined the World Trade Organisation in 2001, has probably ended.

But the scale of the move back to production in Europe and the Americas has been exaggerated, a senior shipping executive says.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:57am

Smugglers cash in big on 'British' tobacco trafficked through Hong Kong

Criminal syndicates are reaping huge profits by smuggling mainland tobacco through Hong Kong into Britain, where it is sold at a 5,000 per cent mark-up, a government source says.

8 Apr 2013 - 10:33am

Wheelock looks ahead to strong growth

With a strong pipeline of projects, property and logistics conglomerate Wheelock and Company expects to see substantial business growth in the next five years.

28 Mar 2013 - 6:31am

Coca-Cola accused of illegal mapping in China

US soft drinks giant Coca-Cola is “co-operating fully” with Chinese authorities on allegations that it illegally mapped part of a southwestern province as part of its distribution operations, it said on Wednesday.

13 Mar 2013 - 9:28pm

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