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09 March 2012

Resources companies' huge appetite for funding and M&A is only set to grow, after Rmb139bn spent on M&A last year.

Over the last four years, the resources sector has accounted for around 30% of China's total M&A activity valued at Rmb1,115bn. This drives a huge thirst for capital – and the focus of fund raising now is set to swivel more toward equities.

In other sections, we also look at:

- Why the long bear market in equities is all but dead.

- How the "redback" offshore renminbi market in Hong Kong is set for a robust phase.

- Why optimism is returning to real estate stocks.

- The advent of third party fund distribution companies that are set to challenge the industry's traditional distribution channels.

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