April 17 - Walt Disney Co (NYSE: DIS) signed a co-production deal with China's DMG Entertainment to produce the next "Iron Man" film in China, the Wall Street Journal reported. Disney's China division and Marvel Studios, which created the "Iron Man" film series and was acquired by Disney in 2009, will work with DMG to film "Iron Man 3" in China for release in May 2013, the two companies said.

April 16 - Volkswagen AG said it sold 633,800 cars in China in Q1 2012, up 15.6% year on year.

April 16 - Norton Rose Group, the 2,900-lawyer firm combining UK, Australian, Canadian, South African and affiliated partnerships, is looking for mergers in the US and China, Bloomberg reported, citing CEO Peter Martyr, who described the two countries as two pillars of the world.

April 13 - Intel Corp (Nasdaq: INTC) signed a deal with the Chinese Academy of Sciences to jointly invest ¥200 million developing internet of things technologies in the next five years.

April 13 - D.Phone, a Chinese cellphone retailer, said it signed a deal with Apple Inc (NASDAQ: APPL) to sell devices powered by the latter's iOS. D.Phone's outlets will allot a place specifically for Apple products.

April 13 - Samsung Electronics said it will invest $7 billion building a memory chip plant in Xi'an, Shaanxi's provincial capital. The plant is expected to become operational by the end of 2013.

April 12 - Fonterra plans to invest ¥557 million building two pastures in Hebei province. The new farms will increase the New Zealand dairy's cow population in China to 15,000 and its milk capacity to 150 million liters per year. Fonterra predicts China's annual milk consumption will total 70 billion liters by 2020.

April 11 - Novelis Inc, an aluminum producer based in Atlanta, Georgia, said it plans to invest $100 million building a plant in Changzhou, Jiangsu province, to manufacture aluminum sheets for automobiles. The factory is expected to become operational by the end of 2014 and produce 120,000 tons of sheets per year.

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