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Lobbying, a Windfall and a Leader’s Family

In a continuation of the investigation into the business dealings of Premier Wen Jiabao and his family, The New York Times’ David Barboza details the emergence of Ping An Insurance as a leading Chinese financial...

Family of Wen Jiabao Holds Hidden Fortune

A New York Times investigation into business dealings by the family of prime minister Wen Jiabao has prompted the blocking in China of the newspaper’s English and Chinese websites. The article, by David Barboza, uncovers...

The Chinese are Coming, to Buy Bargain US Homes

Some of Chinese new rich have joined the tours to take advantage of good deals on real estate in the dismal economy in the U.S., from AP: Beijing lawyer Ying Guohua is heading to the United States on a shopping trip, looking not...

China Puts Railways At Heart Of Stimulus Plan

From Reuters: China is preparing steps to boost domestic demand, including more spending on railways, to help cushion the impact of the global credit crisis, a senior official said on Saturday. The package of measures will be...

China Eases IPO Exit Rules For Private Capital Funds

From Reuters: China’s two national stock exchanges will make it easier for shareholders to exit their investments after a company lists its shares, addressing a common complaint by foreign private capital funds. Investors...

Taiwan’s Cabinet Eases Curbs on China Investing

From The Wall Street Journal: Taiwan’s cabinet said it will remove restrictions on investments in China by the island’s largest companies and will raise investment ceilings for smaller firms. The moves are in line...

China’s Rubbish Mountain Is Lure to Investors

From The Times: Heaps of household rubbish and clouds of industrial pollution in China could trigger a multi-billion-dollar investment rush that could rival the 2000 technology bubble. Analysts are forecasting a surge of...

No Timetable For Direct HK Stock Investment – Lin Guan

From China Daily: Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEx) has not yet decided on a timetable for domestic direct stock investment in Hong Kong and is currently focusing on investors’ risk education, said an official with HKEx yesterday. Domestic investors will have to wait until the Hong Kong market fully opens to the mainland, […]

China Sees 25.7 Percent Investment Jump – AP

From AP: China’s investment in factories, real estate and other urban assets rose 25.7 percent in the first three quarters of this year from the same period last year, a central bank official said Sunday, despite curbs meant to prevent runaway spending. The government is trying to rein in investment in real estate and industries […]

Time Is Not Right For HK Direct Investments РYi Xianrong (易宪容)

From China Daily: Almost two months have passed since the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) announced the launching of a trial program allowing mainland residents to directly invest in stocks traded on the security market in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR). Dubbed as the “express train to the Hong Kong Exchange”, the […]

China Next New Big Market For U.S., European Mutual Funds – CNNMoney.com

From CNNMoney.com: Even managers at Mellon Asset Management admit to being surprised at the opening-day reception for their newest mutual fund. Within hours after launching on Sept. 13, their Southern Global Enhanced Balanced Fund sold more than $2 billion in shares, and by day’s end, it had attracted some $8 billion. The biggest surprise: Shares […]

China to Impose HK Investment Quota – Jamil Anderlini

From Financial Times: China is to impose a quota on investments on the Hong Kong stock market – which will reduce capital outflows to a fraction of the $100bn-plus forecast when its outward investment scheme was announced last month. Liu Mingkang, chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission, said there would be no limit on […]

China to Delay Investment Approval to Cool Growth, Planner Says – Li Yanping

China is to curb the investment from rebounding by delaying approval of some local government investment projects. From Bloomberg: The government wants to “control investment growth that is expanding too fast in some regions,” the National Development and Reform Commission, the nation’s top planner, said on its Web site late yesterday. China’s spending on factories, […]

China’s Second-Tier Cities Catch Investors’ Eyes – Ian Johnson

Dalian may be the Chinese city that has the best chance of challenging Bangalore, and it certainly looks a lot more like Silicon Valley than Beijing does, with its seaside fresh air and green boulevards. Now it hosts an Intel plant. From the Wall Street Journal: A decade ago, this northern port city was known […]

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