The Big Call
China's accelerated construction of railways, roads and air links will boost the process of urbanisation in coming years.
Increasing competitive pressures and rising costs of rents, power and payrolls is sorting the savvy operators from the bumbling neophytes.
The Ningxia-based department store saw revenues of Rmb 774m in the third quarter of 2009, up over 20% year on year.
Despite a reasonable reported performance last year, concerns lurk over the company's current condition following a recent financing frenzy.
The company's sales are being driven increasingly by its stores in second tier cities in central China.
High margin cosmetic sales are helping bolster Parkson's performance.
Retail sales in Jiangsu, where the department store operator dominates, were up over 20% in the second half of 2009.
Inflation, surging asset prices, overcapacity, hidden local debts, non-performing loans and tightening liquidity. Is this a 'China bubble' about to burst?
Best of Chinese Commentators
Over $62m flowed out of China funds during the last two weeks.
David Jiang and Bin Hu of BNY Mellon Asset Management based in Asia, talk on China's long-term growth potential.
Renminbi Compass, a new research service launched by the FT, aims to act as a navigational guide through the expanding universe of renminbi asset classes. With the Chinese currency gaining ever-wider acceptance around the world and Beijing taking steps to open its capital account, we are broadening our research coverage to include not only equity funds but also all other important renminbi asset classes, such as chengtou bonds, dim sum bonds, real estate, trust products, underground banking, art, antiques and several others.