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JPMorgan Chase

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Morgan Stanley

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both have been approved by Chinese regulators to form joint ventures to underwrite stock and bond offerings.

JPMorgan is teaming up with

First Capital Securities

and will recieve a 33 percent stake in the joint venture. Morgan Stanley will take a 33 percent stake in its venture with

Huaxin Securities


Both firms hope to take advantage of the growing market, which is the largest for IPOs.

The move is not a new one for Morgan Stanley, which formed a joint venture with

China Construction Bank

to form China International Capital Corporation in 1995, according to

New York Times Dealbook.

Morgan Stanley did not have a controling stake in the joint venture and recently sold off its stake in the CICC last year to

Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts

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Other Wall Street firms also have joint ventures in China, including

Goldman Sachs

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Credit Suisse

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Deutsche Bank

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--Written by Maria Woehr in New York.

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