Tag: Foreign Investment

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Chinese Nuclear Group Strikes Wind Farm Deal in the UK

By Lauren Dodillet  China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) struck a deal with French utility company Électricité de France (EDF) earlier this week to pay more than $150 million for an 80 percent share in three of EDF’s UK wind...

/ December 22, 2014

China, Russia Sign Pipeline, Currency Exchange Deals

By Lauren Dodillet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed 38 agreements promoting economic cooperation between the two countries on Monday in Moscow. Two major agreements concerned a natural gas pipeline and a yuan-ruble currency...

/ October 16, 2014

Alibaba Stops Early IPO Orders Halfway Through Roadshow

By Ellen Huber Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. plans to stop taking orders for the early sale of its $21 billion initial public offering (IPO) today for US investors and on Wednesday for European and Asian investors after having already received...

/ September 16, 2014

UK, China Announce $3.9 Billion Deals Package

By Ellen Huber Britain announced on Friday that it would sign commercial deals with China valued over $3.9 billion at Chancellor George Osborne’s London meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai, reports Reuters. The meeting occurred during the first ever...

/ September 16, 2014

Alibaba Launches Investor Roadshow Ahead of IPO

By Ellen Huber The world’s largest e-commerce company—China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.—yesterday launched ten days of investor meetings in advance of its record-breaking initial public offering (IPO), reports Bloomberg. The IPO—set to hit the trading floor on September 19—is predicted...

/ September 9, 2014

Managing the Challenges of Food and Agribusiness Investment in China

By Bing Ho, Grace Tso and Zhenyu Wang  [box] Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on China’s food and agribusiness sector by Baker & McKenzie. Future articles will cover the following topics as they relate to...

/ June 9, 2014

When China Goes West

Should American executives be concerned about Chinese competition in the United States? By Joel Backaler How competitive are Chinese companies? Do they really have what it takes to compete with American multinational corporations both at home and in overseas markets?...

/ May 6, 2014

Dealing in the Dark

Conducting due diligence in China has never been an easy task. But expansion of privacy laws and high-profile investigations of due diligence firms has made assessing business risks in China even more difficult. By Pooja Nair Acquiring information before entering...

/ March 6, 2014

Licensing in China: Challenges and Best Practices

By Stephanie Henry  Companies investing in any market must deal with administrative licensing — or getting official government approval for everything from selling products to building new manufacturing facilities. But in China, the extensive, complex, and at times onerous licensing...

/ January 16, 2014

A Testing Ground for Reform

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is up and running, but observers are still waiting for officials to implement reforms that would include broadening market access to foreign investors. By Lingling Jiang  Since the PRC government announced in September that it...

/ December 19, 2013