China

Jim Pickard

This morning we reported that the £1bn Sino-UK trade package was a bit short of detail other than a £1m deal to sell breeding pigs to the Chinese. Downing St has since updated its announcement to include a few other deals beyond the porcine arrangement.

They include an agreement to let Unilever expand its manufacturing in China, as well as clearance for a Diageo takeover of a Chinese company.

Here is their announcement:

* An agreement between BG Group and Bank of China to access a new credit facility of up to $1.5 billion that will allow the group to expand their business in China. Read more >>

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