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Yum Brands, Mead Johnson score in China

Yum Brands and Mead Johnson are among the companies best placed to make progress in China, according to a new report.

Bloomberg, the business news service, assessed 113 firms based in China or drawing at least 25% of revenues from the country. It divided overall stock returns by daily variations in their share prices to determine the "income per unit of risk" for investors.

Yum Brands, the fast-food specialist, took the top spot for the last year, gaining 1.63 percent, ahead of Mead Johnson, the infant formula manufacturer, on 1.58 percent. These organisations are seen as having several advantages.