Aston Martin mulls HK float

ASTON Martin, the iconic car maker famous for supplying James Bond with his wheels, is mulling a share issue in Hong Kong, according to chief executive Ulrich Bez.

He said there were no immediate plans to float and that advisers have not yet been appointed.

He also said the firm is ready to launch a sales arm in China in a bid to cash in on the roaring demand for luxury goods.

Last month Aston Martin raised £304m through a bond issue, in which it was assigned a “junk” rating by agencies.