International Corporate Finance College Essay

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I am a business analyst for an Australian investment bank, The Flying Emu. I was asked by my manager to conduct an analysis for a Singaporean pharmaceutical company. The company seeks advice from the bank as to whether it should follow the strategy of many multinational corporations, like Acer and Toyota, and establish production facilities in Mainland China.


Its population is estimated to be about 1,306,313,812 as of July 2005 making it the world's most populous nation. It has strictly advocated the "One child policy" in 2002 to control its population but the downside of it is that it is now one of the rapidly aging nations in the world. Its population is said to peak to 1.6 billion by 2050 before stabilising.
Culture: In China, business meetings are often very slow, and the businesses are built on assurance of a good relationship. The person in charge is addressed most respectfully, and refusal of ethnic or exotic food or drink is considered as a slight. All business done in China will need to be programmed for a long term since it takes a while to establish trust and run the enterprise in the Chinese landscape. Business deals and negotiations are better done with the presence of a local partner who not only deals with the corruption in the government sector but is also accustomed to dealing with local labour and mitigates risks due to cultural differences.
Economy: China's economy grew at an average rate of 10% per year during the period 1990-2004, the highest growth rate in the world. ...
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