The opening of the Chinese market whets the appetites of managers

The opening of the Chinese market whets the appetites of managers

Amundi will launch a Chinese asset management joint venture with Bank of China in 2020, while BlackRock is working with Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek and China Construction Bank to launch an asset management company. Trade war or not, asset managers are rushing to find a place in China. Because Beijing has gradually pursued its reforms to open up its financial markets, opening up the possibility for foreign financial companies to become majority shareholders in…

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Beijing wants to facilitate purchases of Chinese listed companies by foreigners

Beijing wants to facilitate purchases of Chinese listed companies by foreigners

The Chinese authorities are relaxing the rules for international investors entering the capital of listed companies.Anne Drif In a trade war with Donald Trump, Xi Jinping made a gesture of openness this summer that went unnoticed by his international partners. Through an amendment under consideration, Beijing is proposing to facilitate the buyouts of Chinese listed companies by foreign companies. It’s a window of opportunity for European groups. “The link between the United States and China…

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Beijing wants to facilitate purchases of listed companies by foreigners

Beijing wants to facilitate purchases of listed companies by foreigners

The Chinese authorities are relaxing the rules for international investors’ entry into the capital of listed companies. In a trade war with Donald Trump, Xi Jinping made a gesture of openness to his international partners this summer. Through an amendment under consideration, Beijing is proposing to facilitate acquisitions of Chinese companies listed on the stock exchange by foreign companies. It’s a window of opportunity for European groups. “The link between the United States and China…

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Chinese growth at its lowest for 13 years

Chinese growth at its lowest for 13 years

GDP only grew by 7.8% in 2012, compared to 10.4% in 2010 and 9.3% in 2011. The Chinese economy last year saw its weakest growth in 13 years at 7.8%, as domestic demand was unable to offset the slowdown in exports, despite a rebound in the last quarter. The increase in the gross domestic product (GDP) of the world’s second-largest economy was still 10.4% in 2010 and 9.3% in 2011. It had slowed for seven…

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The Chinese no longer want to choose between health and growth

The Chinese no longer want to choose between health and growth

The pollution in major Chinese cities is increasingly exasperating the population. Irritation over air pollution is being expressed more and more openly in China, where even the official media are now demanding more transparency from the authorities, criticizing the excesses of the current pace of development. Over the weekend, thick fog extremely laden with noxious particles enveloped northern and eastern China, affecting road transport, causing flight cancellations at airports and a stampede on filter masks….

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“New Silk Roads”: Paris and Beijing make slow progress on investment projects

“New Silk Roads”: Paris and Beijing make slow progress on investment projects

According to our information, the French and Chinese governments have agreed on four cooperation projects in third countries, two of which concern EDF and Engie. Almost a year to the day, Emmanuel Macron began his first presidential tour in China. A three-day visit concluded in particular by the signing of about fifty contracts and by the support of the Head of State for the Chinese project of “New Silk Roads”, a titanic project which aims…

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Under Yongle, the other imperialist China

Under Yongle, the other imperialist China

In the 15th century, Beijing had already launched an assault on the world. Cultural influence, show of force… the adventure also concealed commercial interests. Beijing, which wants to extend its cultural influence, show its power and open up trade routes with significant profits… Xi Jinping’s imperialist ambitions go against the tradition of the Middle Empire, which is rather self-centered. But expansionism is not absent from Chinese history. Perhaps the most famous episode is the series…

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Chinese stock markets on the rise, galvanized by a Sino-US deal in sight

Chinese stock markets on the rise, galvanized by a Sino-US deal in sight

The United States and China appear to be on the verge of reaching an agreement to settle their trade disputes. Excellent news for the Chinese stock markets, which rose on Monday morning. A wind of optimism blew on the Chinese stock markets which started the week on strong increases, galvanized by the prospect of an imminent agreement between the United States and China to settle their trade disputes. On the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the…

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How trendy young Chinese dictate their requirements to the luxury world

How trendy young Chinese dictate their requirements to the luxury world

The Middle Kingdom now accounts for one-third of LVMH and consort sales. But the new middle class, young and trendy, is demanding and versatile. Thursday January 3, the giants of luxury had a moment of fear. On the Paris Bourse, the prices of Kering, LVMH and Hermès fell, from 3 to 4.5%, while, on other places, Burberry, Swatch or Richemont plunged. Responsible for this warning shot, affecting an ultra-profitable and fast-growing sector: the alert given…

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How the Chinese giants set out to conquer the world

How the Chinese giants set out to conquer the world

François Hollande’s visit to Beijing and Shanghai is an opportunity to adjust French policy to the international strategy of Chinese groups. Are Chinese groups transforming into multinationals, like the American giants of the 1960s, or Japanese of the 1970s? The subject is phosphorous all that the Hexagon has specialists of the Middle Kingdom, consultants or financiers, while François Hollande is for two days on a state visit to China. The question is at the same…

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