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Special-purpose acquisition vehicles could fill a gap in European equity markets and lure risk-averse investors off the sidelines.
An analysis of European Union countries’ recovery plans shows widely differing green spending priorities.
Contrary to some narratives, China's business practices have improved, with a business environment that is generally more favourable than that in other large countries at similar levels of development.
It is in everybody's interest for China to level the playing field among state-owned, private, and foreign companies so that no new distortionary measures need to be taken elsewhere.
Despite the pandemic, China’s interest in overseas M&A started to rebound in late 2020, with European industrial companies still of particular interest.
The European Union-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment binds Chinese liberalisation of its foreign investment regulations under an international treaty and includes improvements on subsidies, state-owned enterprises, technology transfer and transparency.
Untangling the politics behind the EU – China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment
Ultimately, only time will tell if this landmark trade agreement will be productive and counter the potential bifurcation of international value chains.
The Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI) is supposed to improve market access for European companies operating in China and to ensure a level playing field, as well as reciprocity. Does it fulfil such expectations?
For the moment, it does not look like we have the basis for greater and deeper economic relations with China. However, dismissing China and the opportunities that it creates for global cooperation would also be a mistake.