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Solar power growth in China opens up new opportunities for UK companies

UK firms that supply solar power materials and technologies are expected to benefit from the rapid growth in China’s solar power industry over the next five years, market research firm CCM reported on Wednesday. Installed solar (PV) capacity in China […]

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UK government successfully issues first Renminbi sovereign bond

A sovereign bond valued at RMB3bn, has been issued by the UK government, the first western country to issue a bond in Chinese currency, the economic and finance

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London’s Mayor determined to capitalise on trade and investment opportunities with China

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, is currently on six day trade mission to China where he has outlined his vision to make London's Royal Docks a world

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UK government simplifies Chinese visa applications to attract trade and investment

Chancellor George Osborne is making a week long trade trip to China in a bid to attract more investment from Chinese companies, the BBC reported today. During his visit

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China’s Alibaba invests in US-based online shopping group ShopRunner — FT report

Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group Holding Limited has taken an undisclosed minority stake in US online shopping services firm ShopRunner Inc for USD75m (EUR56.3m), the Financial Times reported,

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IMF predicts slower economic growth for China

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for China's economy growth to 7.75% for this year,lower than the 8% forecast for 2013 that the IMF published

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Dutch TNT Express seeks buyers for Brazilian and Chinese operations

Netherlands-based TNT Express NV (AMS:TNT) is looking at divestment opportunities for its operations in

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China’s sovereign wealth fund considers Daimler investment

Chinese sovereign wealth fund China Investment Corporation (CIC) is pondering the acquisition of an interest in German premium motor vehicles manufacturer Daimler AG (ETR:DAI), Chinese media reported. The online


HSBC agrees to sell stake in Chinese insurer Ping An to Thailand’s Charoen in $9.4bn deal

British banking and financial services group HSBC Holdings Plc (LON:HSBA) on Wednesday announced a HKD72.74bn (USD9.4bn/EUR7.2bn) agreement for the sale of its 15.57% in Chinese insurer Ping An

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China’s new 5-year plan stresses education, consumers and inequality

According to a new report from US-based business membership and research association The Conference Board, China's twelfth five-year plan, encompassing 2011-2015, signals a new focus in the country's development on "human

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