qin.gifLooking for a Chinese partner? Subscribers to QIN a new electronic database service from Bureau van Dijk Electronic Publishing (BvDEP) will be spoilt for choice. It contains information on over 300,000 Chinese companies with three years' financial history.

There is huge intrigue surrounding China's economy and a particular interest in China's private companies,” says Angus Davidson, AsiaPac regional managing director for BvDEP, which is one of Europe's leading electronic publishers.

The information is provided by SinoRating, a division of of China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, a leading credit insurer and expert on the Chinese business environment. Additional information is provided by World'Vest Base, provider of information on listed companies worldwide.

As well as financial data, QIN also contains textual information on companies' activities and will incorporate detailed ownership and corporate structure information.

QIN will be on general release in the summer. Free trials can be pre-ordered via local account managers or via its website.

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