Chinese leaders are increasingly anxious about growing public discontent, as well as the worsening urban-rural wealth gap. The only way to safeguard social harmony is to maintain a balanced economy so the entire country can prosper.Wednesday, 23 February, 2011, 12:00am
As Asia's infrastructure requirements continue to grow in line with the improvement in local economies, there is a greater demand for skilled project finance bankers.27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Lenders are demanding more robust deal structures for private sector infrastructure project finance in post-crisis Asia, according to the International Finance Corp.
Declan Duff, a director of the World Bank unit, said in Hong Kong yesterday that many of the deals created before the crisis had been structured with features that tended to overlay underlying market trends.20 Mar 1999 - 12:00am
Foreign financiers have expressed concern over the pace of infrastructure development, which is expected to slacken as part of the knock-on effect of the financial crisis sweeping the region.12 Feb 1998 - 12:00am
Project finance transactions have slumped dramatically in the past year, as the financial market turmoil which has erupted in Asia, has caused several key infrastructure projects to be abandoned or postponed.14 Jan 1998 - 12:00am
The project finance team of ABN-AMRO is a significant force in arranging and underwriting Asia's power and infrastructure projects.
Last year the bank underwrote the financing of more projects in Asia Pacific than any other bank.
ABN-AMRO is the 16th largest bank in the world with total assets worth US$345 billion.19 Sep 1996 - 12:00am
Chinese officials have dismissed project developer concerns over a tight completion schedule for the Laibin B power plant, which has just opened for bids.9 May 1996 - 12:00am
How can anyone afford to invest in the Laibin B power plant? How can anyone afford not to? That is the dilemma facing foreign power developers as they mull over whether to submit a bid in May for China's first Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) power project to be built without central government guarantees.14 Mar 1996 - 12:00am
UNITED STATES banking giant Chase Manhattan Bank says it is blazing a trail for power plant financing with its Hong Kong arm playing a key role in a package for an Indonesian project expected to cost US$2.5 billion.
The bank said the plant, which would take four years to build, would supply 10 per cent of Java's power needs.27 Jun 1995 - 12:00am
BANK of China Hong Kong and the Internationale Nederlanden Bank Hong Kong branch said they had arranged and lead-managed a six-year US$168 million limited course project financing for Shunde Sheng Power Plant Co.
The syndication loan is for the installation of a 273 megawatt combined cycle power plant for the Sino-foreign joint venture.1 Dec 1994 - 12:00am