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IMF Report: Decline in US Foreign Direct Investment to China, while India Benefits

India has emerged as the third-largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) from the United States (US) between 2015 and 2020, experiencing a 20% increase in new investments. In contrast, FDI from the US to China decreased by 40% between 2020 and 2022 compared to the previous five-year period.   According to a recent paper by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the fragmentation of the global economy, US FDI flows to emerging European countries increased by 19.4%, to the rest of the Americas by 9.2%, and to the rest of Asia (excluding China) by 2.3%.   In contrast, FDI...

China expands int'l economic, trade cooperation to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes

BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- Over the past five years, China remained committed to opening up wider to the world and expanded international economic and trade cooperation to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes, said a government work report. In response to changes in the external environment, China pursued a more proactive strategy of opening up and worked to boost reform and development with high-standard opening up, said the report submitted Sunday to the national legislature for deliberation. Over the past five years, China's imports and exports were kept stable, and their quality was improved, the report said. China developed new forms...

China unveils 30 measures to support Hengqin, Qianhai economic zones in Greater Bay Area

Qualified financial institutions in Hong Kong will be allowed to set up subsidiaries in the Qianhai cooperation zone in Shenzhen to expand their businesses on the mainland Cross-border capital flow and credit financing for Macau citizens will also be made easier and more convenient in the Hengqin special economic zone in Zhuhai Pearl Liu   China’s top regulators unveiled more than two dozen measures to boost cross-border investment as they further opened up the Hengqin and Qianhai economic zones in the Greater Bay Area.   The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) along with the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission,...

Country's FDI inflows expected to achieve record high

By LIU ZHIHUA and ZHONG NAN China's foreign direct investment inflows are expected to hit a new record in 2023 and will probably rank first in the world, experts said on Wednesday. This is because the country's FDI surge against headwinds last year has indicated foreign investors' strong confidence in the Chinese economy, while the government's ramped-up policy efforts are expected to boost economic recovery and expand FDI inflows into key industries, inland regions and major projects, they said. Their comments came as the Ministry of Commerce said the country's FDI in actual use hit more than 1.23 trillion yuan...

FDI round-up: China growth stalls, Middle East set for FDI boost, Bank of England flags ‘Truss effect

Ellesheva Kissin China’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by just 3% in 2022, a level well below the official target of 5.5% and one of the slowest growth rates recorded in almost half a century. The data published on January 17 by China’s National Bureau of Statistics shows how strict Covid-19 policies have weighed on Asia’s largest economy. The growth rate of 3% in 2022 was the lowest level — excluding the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic — since China began to reform its economy in 1978. Demographic data showed that China’s population declined for the first time in...

Tax Havens Obscure $1.4 Trillion of Foreign Investment in China

U.S. and European investors’ holdings of assets controlled by Chinese companies but issued offshore are worth nearly three times as much as direct investments in companies registered in China. By Tom Hancock & Spe Chen U.S. and European investment into mainland China has largely been channeled through offshore vehicles set up by Chinese companies in tax havens, according to newly published research. This suggests that foreign exposure to Chinese assets is much larger than official statistics imply. U.S. and European investors’ holdings of equities and bonds that were issued by offshore vehicles and are controlled by Chinese companies such as...

The 4 Factors Driving China's Investment Migration Market Rebound

Translated and adapted by Christian Nesheim, who is alone responsible for the below content. The original version is available on our WeChat channel. After an encouraging second quarter of 2022, the Chinese investment migration market – and the agencies catering to it – are rapidly “recovering” and, judging by present levels of activity, this trend is persistent. The most sought-after programs among the Chinese right now are: ■  European golden visas through either real estate or fund investment, particularly in Portugal, Spain, Malta, and Ireland (less than before in Greece); ■  East and Southeast Asian income-based programs, with an emphasis on...

The G7’s Infrastructure Plan Leaves the Developing World to China

by Shirley Ze YuConditioning G7 infrastructure financing on democracy will create a supersized China that is more empowered in the developing world. The G7 economies offered an unprecedented $600 billion infrastructure pledge—the first attempt to form a developing world “Marshall Plan” in the post-colonial era—at the G7 Summit last week. Given the $15 Trillion global infrastructure financing deficit before 2040, the G7’s commitment is encouraging, albeit meager. The plan was conceived by the world’s largest democracies to outcompete China in owning twenty-first-century global infrastructure. However, even worse than failing to outcompete China would be leaving much of the developing world to China.Infrastructure...