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Foreign activity expected to boost IPOs in 2011

By Hallie Busta —  More foreign companies plan to issue initial public offerings on U.S. exchanges in 2011, while many small domestic businesses are steering clear due to the cost and regulation of going public in the United States. The push into U.S. markets will come primarily from Asian firms, with China’s economy a major […]

Chinese delegates focus on small business

By Hallie Busta Chinese business executives and government officials are looking to set up shop in the Midwest, China’s Commerce Minister Chen Deming said in a speech Friday in Chicago. Calling the region a window of opportunity for Chinese investment, Chen announced a new focus on partnerships with U.S. small and medium enterprises at the U.S.-China […]

China’s growth brings opportunities, concerns

By Hallie Busta — Chinese and American business executives will do more than shake hands when the visiting state’s delegation wraps up this week’s official visit with a stop in Chicago. A number will be signing off on business deals intended to nurture an economic partnership between the two global powers, observers said. Earlier this […]

“Buy American” provision aims to level the playing field

A military authorization law that President Obama signed on Friday included a “Buy American” provision aimed at boosting manufacturing in the United States instead of sending orders to China. The provision, which bars the Defense Department from buying solar panels made in China, could help the United States gain market share from the Chinese, which […]

GlobalBiz: How to avoid legal hurdles when expanding overseas

By Michael Muth, GlobalBiz columnist In this interview with attorney David Laverty, a principal of International Counsel, GlobalBiz explores the legal options and challenges associated with moving a small business into the international marketplace. Laverty has more than 20 years of experience with contracts, investment and market-entry matters. In his work in the United States as […]

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