Beautiful deal for Yangtze China

Yangtze China Investment, a company formed to provide expansion capital to China-based enterprises, has closed its first deal less than two months after its initial public offering on AIM.


Geo Genesis soars after PLUS float

A company which invests in and advises businesses in China has floated on PLUS. Shares in Geo Genesis Group surged more than 60 per cent to 56p on their first day of dealings and have increased further since the announcement of a partnership with a Chinese bank.

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How to sell to China

The potential of exciting growth for businesses selling to China is matched only by the legendary difficulty of gaining a foothold there. GrowthBusiness talks to enterprises that have overcome the obstacles and are reaping the rewards.


China outperforming US on AIM

Chinese companies are performing strongly on AIM, boasting average share price gains of 68.5 per cent, according to research by Growth Company Investor.

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China: the waking giant

China offers vast potential for UK companies considering expansion overseas – a massive consumer market, enormous manufacturing capability and economic growth forecast at over nine per cent for a decade ahead. And although expert guidance is still advisable, the country has shrugged off most of the bureaucratic, legal and cultural obstacles that previously barred the way.

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China: Know your market

It is often said that you can't do business in China 'by remote'. China is a market where it is absolutely vital to have people on the ground, representing your interests. Business is always done face to face, because in the Chinese culture trust is the foundation of all business relationships and you can only trust someone if you get to know them personally.


Investing in China: Carte Blanche

A combination of energy and work ethic attracted greeting card business Carte Blanche to China and chairman Stephen Haines has nothing but good to say about his experience of doing business in the country.


London Asia plans £50m fund

AIM-quoted London Asia Capital is floating China Education Group on OFEX and hopes to launch a £50 million private equity fund.

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Taking the hard road to China

Instinct told Doug Currie that expanding into China was the next logical step for Genesis Forwarding Services, the business he co-founded in 1986.