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    Steel exports to rise through 2007

    China will continue to see a steady rise in steel production exports in spite of the governments best efforts to curb exports by canceling export tax rebates on the majority of steel products an industry official at the 2007 China Steel Import & Export Seminar said yesterday in Shanghai. “The tax rebate cut, which has[…..]

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    Proven iron ore reserves 69 billion

    China, the world’s biggest consumer of metals, has proven iron ore reserves of 59 billion metric tons, the Ministry of Land and Resources said in a statement. The iron content of most of the reserves is 30 to 35 percent, and the ore type is mostly magnetite, the ministry said in the statement posted on[…..]

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    Guangzhou to inspect over heated real estate market

    The real estate market in Guangzhou is to face closer scrutiny following the launch Monday of a new campaign by municipal authorities. China Daily reported that eleven government departments will aim to expose firms’ tricks and misbehavior relating to property developments, marketing and sales activities. The departments involved include those responsible for the city’s development[…..]

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    Seven factors to stall FDI in 2007

    Seven factors will stall China’s use of FDI in 2007 according to an article recently published by the Research Institute of the Ministry of Commerce. In the article, Shan Danyang, vice dean of the institute stated that China’s use of FDI in 2007 will decline, following the trend from last year (FDI use in 2006[…..]

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    FDI encouraged in health sector

    China’s Minister of Health, Gao Qiang, is encouraging foreign direct investment (FDI) in the health sector according to Xinhua. Foreign investors are being encouraged to open joint venture hospitals in which they can own as much as 70% of the private medical facility. “Foreign invested hospitals will be strictly supervised by the Chinese government but[…..]

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    Xinjiang to become China’s top oil producer

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced that over the next three years, China’s two top energy giants China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and Sinopec will spare no efforts to double output from the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region to 44 million tons of oil, the People’s Daily reported.

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    Chinese stocks, red chips and global financial markets

    By Andy Scott SHANGHAI, Mar. 6 – Asian stocks are rallying for the first time in five days, stemming a worldwide sell-off that wiped US$1.5 trillion from the value of global shares. The downward trend began last Tuesday when the Shanghai stock market dropped over 9 percent. Other Asian markets began to tumble and by[…..]

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    South China regional highlights

    Guangzhou and Shenzhen Foreign trading companies registered in free trade zones (FTZs) are, in theory, allowed to expand their business scope to enjoy the rights of import/export and distribution in China now widely conducted through foreign invested commercial enterprises (outside FTZs). In practice, however, we have found that some of the FTZs are not implementing[…..]

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