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The Africa-China Urban Initiative and its partner institutions have a number of resources available.

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More Than 1 in 5 Homes in Chinese Cities Are Empty, Survey Says

Publication date: Wed 11 Jun 2014
Document type: Article
More than one in five homes in China's urban areas is vacant, and a current housing-price correction is putting additional pressure on the owners of such empty properties, according to a nationwide...

Promote new urbanization model

Publication date: Wed 11 Jun 2014
Document type: Article
The economic work conference of the Chinese central government held over the weekend set a new urbanization model as a sustainable driving force for China's economic growth, according to Beijing News...

President Hu calls for bigger UN role in international affairs

Publication date: Wed 11 Jun 2014
Document type: Article
Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday called on the United Nations to play a more important role in international affairs as he met with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "As the core of...

White paper offers solution to urbanization problems

Publication date: Wed 11 Jun 2014
Document type: Article
UNESCO and CHIC Group released the White Paper on the UNESCO-CHIC Group (China) Biosphere Integrated Rural Urbanization Program on Oct 21 in Shanghai. The white paper aims to provide solutions for...

A market that's not such a hot property

Publication date: Mon 9 Jun 2014
A recent decline in housing prices is being exacerbated by tightened credit conditions and a surge in the supply of subsidized State housing.

What's coming out of China's taps?

Publication date: Sat 7 Jun 2014
Document type: Article
Studies suggset water flowing into city homes is too dirty, while new rules seem flawed from the get-go and residents are kept firmly in the dark.

Shenzhen plans rules on joint residential ownership

Publication date: Fri 6 Jun 2014
Document type: Article
Shenzhen, one of the six cities picked in April to further test individual-government joint home ownership, is to unveil detailed rules this month governing the trial program, which analysts said...

State of extraction: The new scramble for Africa

Publication date: Tue 3 Jun 2014
Document type: Article
In recent years Africa has experienced waves of new investment, particularly in mining, energy and agriculture, and has seen elevated commodity exports. These flows are tantamount to a new scramble,...

Unleashing the housing sector in Nigeria and in Africa - Keynote speech 6th Global Housing Finance Conference

Publication date: Wed 28 May 2014
Document type: Audio transcript
Keynote speech delivered by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance Government of Nigeria, at the 6th Global Housing Finance Conference at the World Bank Headquarters, in Washington DC on May 28...

Practice in Angola: Kilamba Kiaxi Satellite City Project

Publication date: Wed 28 May 2014
PowerPoint presentation by Hong Bo, Assistant President, CITIC Limited and Chairwoman, CITIC Construction, presented at the 6th Global Housing Finance Conference hosted by the World Bank Group held...

China's housing market natural adjustment

Publication date: Mon 26 May 2014
Document type: Article
The slowdown of China's housing market has prompted prophets to predict doom in the industry and even for the country's macro-economy. But analysts argue the market is going through natural and...

Africa fund marks change of investment strategy

Publication date: Sat 24 May 2014
Document type: Article
China is changing the way it invests in Africa, with a new wave of projects to be supported under a $2 billion agreement signed on Thursday by the People's Bank of China and the African Development...

Reports of property easing lift listed firms

Publication date: Sat 24 May 2014
Document type: Article
Market reaction to reports that China will ease property curbs in most cities has underscored the depth of anxiety over the danger of a plunge in the housing market, one of the economy's biggest...

Municipal debt market takes big step forward

Publication date: Thu 22 May 2014
Document type: Article
The Chinese Ministry of Finance is allowing ten local governments to directly issue bonds to help fund their projects.

China goes local to soften hit from property downturn

Publication date: Mon 19 May 2014
Document type: Article
China will increasingly manage its property sector at a local level as it seeks to avoid sparking either an abrupt slowdown that undermines the economy or another surge in prices, according to...

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