China’s biggest-ever overseas property buying spree reversed course in dramatic fashion in 2018. But even after the record unwinding, many lucrative real estate assets remain in Chinese hands. They include the 245 Park Ave. skyscraper in Manhattan, New York’s famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel and Chicago’s Vista Tower, under construction but envisaged as one of the city’s tallest buildings. With economic growth slowing, keeping a tight rein on capital outflows is expected to remain a key theme for Beijing. That could see disposal records smashed again in 2019. Beijing put an end to the party in mid-2017, telling the nation’s four largest private conglomerates — HNA Group Co., Anbang Insurance Group Co., Fosun International Ltd. and Dalian Wanda Group Co. — they had borrowed too aggressively. A forced liquidation was mandated and a “banned list” produced that dumped offshore property and hotels in the restricted basket, and casinos in the … [Read more...] about China still has a treasure chest of overseas real estate to sell
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Despite health insurance, terminally ill patients have to hunt around the world and on the internet for ways to stay alive. BySui-Lee Wee Nov. 11, 2018 JINZHOU, China — Zhang Zhejun used a fat plastic straw to gently tap the pale yellow pharmaceutical powder onto a piece of silver foil that lay on an electronic scale. He made sure the amount was just right before he poured it into a clear capsule. When you’re making cancer drugs at home, the measurements must be precise. Mr. Zhang has no medical experience and no background in making drugs professionally. He did this out of desperation. His mother suffered from lung cancer and required expensive drugs that China’s ambitious but troubled health care system couldn’t provide. He was aware of the risks. The drug he was making hadn’t been … [Read more...] about In China, Desperate Patients Smuggle Drugs. Or Make Their Own.
World International Affairs A Chinese woman killed herself and her two children after her husband faked his own death in an attempt to pay off loans with money from his life insurance policy. Police reportedly found the bodies of the woman, Dai Guihua, and the couple’s 4-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter in a pond near their home in the southeastern town of Langtang one day after posting a note on social media site WeChat. “I wanted to leave by myself, but thinking that my children would suffer without both their parents, I decided to take them with me,” Dai wrote, according to the South China Morning Post. Dai added that she saw no reason to live and that her husband’s family complained that she was mentally ill and spent too much money. Police officers carry equipment in Fengxian, China on June 16, 2017. Police say that a Chinese woman killed herself and children after her husband faked his death and didn't tell her. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty … [Read more...] about Woman Kills Herself and Her Children After Husband Faked Own Death for Insurance And Didn’t Tell Her
Rod Boshart The Gazette Iowa Board of Medicine discusses director’s status Judge blocks Iowa voter ID law Fred Hubbell vows emphasis on education funding Branstad urges farmers to ‘take the long view’ in U.S.-China trade dispute Former Iowa Governor Ray’s life, legacy draw accolades at funeral ceremony All articles by Rod DES MOINES — The Iowa Executive Council voted 5-0 Monday to authorize a new two-year state employee health insurance contract calling for a modest increase in premiums with projected claims of $332.4 million for the plan year beginning next Jan. 1. The new contract with Blue Cross-Blue Shield would cover slightly more employee contracts (21,442 versus 21,203) with the same plan design now in place and would provide coverage for a projected 54,374 members, said Janet … [Read more...] about Iowa approves new state employee health plan
Map of Manufacturing Plant % cost advantage relative to the US Corruptions Perceptions Index 2016 Detachable Mobile Cart Station Looking for a location for your new manufacturing plant? Read about these 5 relocation factors that have a direct impact on employees and corporate tax rates. For each candidate location, it’s crucial to calculate the total impact of local, state, and national taxes, including property-based taxes.”— FormaspaceAUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, June 19, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Determining where to locate your next manufacturing plant can be a difficult decision, and it’s one that requires significant due diligence. We take a comprehensive look at the key factors — from the availability of skilled workers to effective corporate tax rates and quality of life issues — that can make your manufacturing relocation plan a success. First, a quick disclaimer: as well all know, no two manufacturing operations are alike. For example, the … [Read more...] about How to Select the Location of Your New Manufacturing Plant