SOURCE: ARC China

September 02, 2010 18:37 ET

Adam Roseman's Commentary on China Encouraging A-Share Companies to Introduce Foreign Investors Featured in September 2nd, 2010 Edition of ARC China Weekly Newsletter

SHANGHAI, CHINA--(Marketwire - September 2, 2010) - ARC China released the latest edition of its newsletter ARC China Weekly today. The publication includes a commentary from ARC China Founder Adam Roseman as well as articles covering topics of general interest with a focus on consumer and retail, alternative energy, recent investment transactions in China's current news, and transactions in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. 

Roseman's foreword focuses on the recent announcement by China's State Council that it will support domestically listed companies to bring in foreign strategic investors and encourage foreign investors to participate in local companies' reforms and restructuring though various methods such as equity investment, M&A, and others.

Among the 20 directives listed by State Council to facilitate foreign investments in the country, there is also a call to support qualified foreign investments in China in conducting stock offers and issuing bonds and medium-term corporate notes to broaden their financing channels.

This is the latest in a series of moves to bring investment into China and coincides with McDonald's Corp.'s announcement of a RMB 200 million ($29.5 million) Chinese bond issue, the first sale of so-called "Panda bonds" -- foreign issued yuan-denominated bonds -- by a non-financial company from outside the country.

Despite foreign accusations of China's challenging investment environment, the country's foreign direct investment continued to surge in July, up 29% from a year earlier. The increase showed that foreign investors are still keen about operating in China, one of the most vibrant economies in the world, analysts said.

The latest directives will further facilitate the flow of foreign investment into China and foreign investors will continue to play an important role in the country's economic restructuring in the coming decades.

The newsletter can be found online at http://www.arcchina.cn/this-week-in-china/volume-76/.

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ARC China is an investment firm focused on investments in entrepreneur-owned small and medium sized enterprises located in Tier II and Tier III Chinese cities. We seek to create value for our investors and companies we invest in by applying our professional experience and relationships to help companies upgrade their management teams, technology, systems, and business processes. Our team of experienced investment professionals and in-house due diligence analysts deploy a proven and unique on-the-ground activist investment strategy of making value-oriented highly involved, exit-driven equity investments in a diversified portfolio of domestic consumption-focused high-growth Chinese businesses. For more information, please visit http://www.arcchina.cn.

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