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Developers Allowed to List REIT, After Rule Change
(Sep 03, 2008) The president of the China Real Estate Chamber of Commerce reveals that the government is planning to amend the policy concerning Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs). In the view of stabilizing the development of the real estate market as well as to allow the possibility of financing, the Chinese government ...
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Merchants Bank May Not Get Wing Lung Bank
(Sep 03, 2008) Rumors said China Merchants Bank's (CMB) acquisition of Wing Lung Bank might be further impeded, especially when CMB's fundraising ability is in question. With a large spread between the market price and general offer price, China Merchants Bank (CMB) may fail to acquire Wing Lung Bank for an intended HK$4.66 ...
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Shanghai Property Sales Stagnant in August
(Sep 03, 2008) Figure shows that the supply of first-hand properties in Shanghai dropped 34.4% year-on-year to 1,006,200 square meters in August of 2008. 831,700 square meters of flats were sold, dropping 67.8%. An analyst at Uwin Property Information Services Ltd. said that the stagnant property sales in July and the Olympic Games ...
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Citigroup Sees 50% Growth in Asia Pacific
(Sep 02, 2008) Citigroup expects that in 3 to 5 years, the assets managed by its Asia-Pacific regional offices will keep a 30% to 50% annual growth as more global hedge funds are opening branches in Asia-Pacific. Hannah Goodwin, the head of Citigroup's Asia-Pacific regional economic institutional business, said that despite a stock ...
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Shanghai Commercial Bank Buys CNAC Building for Redevelopment
(Sep 02, 2008) Shanghai Commercial Bank bought in CNAC Group Building at 10 Queen's Road Central in Central, for an amount of HK$1.38 billion and plans to merge with its current headquarters right next to it for a major redevelopment. Shanghai Commercial Bank is considering merging its current headquarters building with the newly ...
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Chongqing SOEs Go Public, Make Good Use of M&A
(Sep 02, 2008) Executive deputy-mayor of Chongqing, Huang Qifan, predicts that all state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Chongqing can go public in the coming four years. Huang says there will be eight to nine SOEs listing in 2008, and more than 20 SOEs are likely to go public before 2012. Moreover, about six to ...
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HK Showing Signs of Economic Weakness
(Sep 02, 2008) Hang Seng Bank general manager and head of investment and insurance, Andrew Fung believes, Hong Kong may encounter an adverse economic environment in the coming year. The market said Hong Kong economy might turn better as the U.S. has shown signs of an economic recovery. However, Fung holds an opposite ...
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State Street: China Prefers a Prudent SWF Approach
(Sep 02, 2008) State Street believes China will take a cautious approach towards its SWF investment. In the past 2 years, China's forex reserves doubled in amount to US$18 trillion. After paying off debts, China will have a maximum balance of US$6 trillion for its SWF (Sovereign Wealth Fund) investment. However, State Street's ...
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ICBC Foreign Assets up 20% to US$43bn
(Sep 02, 2008) Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd. (ICBC) revealed that its foreign institutions had assets exceeding US$43 billion ended June 2008, rising 22% compared with the early 2008. ICBC's foreign institutions recorded good results, which achieved US$240 million of profit after provisions, rising 42% year-on-year. The non-performing loan ratio dropped ...
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S&P's: Chinese Insurers Profit-making Power Strong
(Sep 02, 2008) Standard & Poor's (S&P's) sees a positive outlook of the insurance industry in mainland China, which is getting in line with international professional standard. Stand & Poor's believes the mainland Chinese insurance industry is developing in line with the international standard. Most of the insurance companies pay more attention to ...
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