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European Firms Eager For Chinese Investment, While US And UK Stay Skeptical

According to a new study published by financial communications network AMO, European firms are becoming more and more proactive in looking for financing from China. The enthusiasm is not shared across the West.

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PARIS - European businesses are on the hunt for Chinese investment money, according to a new study by financial group AMO. The study, which surveyed 71 large multinationals across 12 countries, shows that continental Europeans are actively pursuing Chinese investors, whereas the British are still focusing on the U.S. As for the Americans, there remains a deep-seated reluctance to get their funding from Chinese investment funds.

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