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Johan van de Ven

Hony buys Pizza Express

Hony buys Pizza Express

(Photo credit: Flickr – david george) The British restaurant chain Pizza Express has been sold to Hony Capital, a China-based private equity firm, in a deal worth £900 million or roughly 9 billion RMB. Transnational acquisitions are not rare, so…
The Final Chapter?

The Final Chapter?

(Weibo) On Sunday, the Jinan Intermediate People’s Court announced that the former Chongqing Communist Party chief and once fast-rising political star Bo Xilai had been found guilty of corruption and was to be sentenced to lifetime in prison for his…