Coull is hot on China investment banking JV

CLSA executive chairman Gary Coull discusses the firm''s newly established joint venture China Euro Securities.

The first Sino-foreign joint venture to take advantage of the new WTO rules opening up the domestic investment banking industry was formally established last week. At a ceremony in Beijing attended by French prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin and Chinese premier Wen Jiabao, China Euro Securities was created. The joint venture brings together Xiangcai Securities and CLSA, which has taken up the maximum permissable stake of 33%.

It's been about a year since you announced the genesis of the project. Has your opinion of its desirability changed in the meantime

Coull No. Following a conversation I had with former Chinese premier Zhu Rongji in May 2001, it emerged that foreign and...

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