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Rules relaxed on foreign companies entering Chinese telecoms market

Foreign businesses are now able to set up their own telecoms businesses in China or buy a majority stake in existing domestic operators after the Chinese government relaxed rules on foreign ownership. 13 Jan 2014

More AIM-listed energy companies will be caught by the Takeover Code from this month, says expert

Tougher standards of corporate behaviour governing those contemplating or involved in a takeover will apply to a broader range of companies listed on the AIM, the London Stock Exchange's growth market, from the end of this month. 03 Sep 2013

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VAT on takeover costs not recoverable by holding company, says Court of Appeal

VAT incurred by a holding company on a takeover was not recoverable, according to a recent Court of Appeal decision in a case concerning UK airport operator BAA. 22 Feb 2013

Delayed decision on UAE foreign business ownership "short-term disappointment" says expert

Lawmakers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should consider the benefits of allowing foreign entities to own the majority stake in a business, an expert has said. A debate on potential reforms has been delayed until later this year. 19 Feb 2013

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