Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chinese investors turn back to home market

(Source: Global Times) China's overseas mergers and acquisitions (M&As) have registered a continuous increase in recent years. In 2016, China's outbound direct investment in the non-financial sector surged 44 percent to hit a record high of $170 billion. It is worth mentioning that China's outbound investment in real estate soared 53 percent in 2016, reaching $33 billion.

However, the growth in China's overseas investment has witnessed a downward trend in 2017. Data from the Ministry of Commerce showed that during the first quarter of 2017, Chinese investors made non-financial direct investments in 2,170 foreign companies, with total investment amounting to $20.54 billion, down 48.8 percent year-on-year. According to a report issued by PwC on April 20, there were 142 overseas M&A transactions made by Chinese mainland companies during the first quarter of 2017, totaling $21.1 billion, down 39 percent and 77 percent, respectively, compared with the same period last year. Read more at http://www.globaltimes.cn/

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