Outlook 2018: beware the watchdog's bite

Now the ruling party’s Congress has passed, it’s down to China’s regulators to steer investment flows. They are doing so, firmly.

The show is over. The time for action has begun.

With China’s 19th Communist Party Congress out of the way and President Xi Jinping entrenched as arguably the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong, it’s the job of the country’s regulators now to flesh out the priorities that will rudder China’s top-down brand of capitalism for the next few years.

For Chinese companies eager to grow outwards and commercial interests looking to strengthen their exposure to the world’s second-biggest economy, hopes are high that China-linked mergers and acquisitions will pick up anew after a hiatus. 

In broad terms they have good reason...

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