Chinese firms target Frankfurt listings in European expansion bid
Traders monitor financial data inside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. U.S. unilateralism under Donald Trump, China's growing assertiveness and a weakened German Chancellor Angela Merkel will make 2017 the "most volatile" year for political risk since World War II, according to Eurasia Group. Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg
A little-known Chinese-backed venture in Germany is emerging as a listing venue for mainland companies seeking to expand in Europe.