foreign investments

3.5 Trillion Dollar Investor: A Mystery Man

Former physicist and bond trader Zhu Changhong remains a mystery man to most, despite handling investment of “the world’s largest stash of cash,” China’s $3.5 trillion foreign reserves. From Lingling Wei...

In the Lap of Luxury Goods

Kevin Yeoh, a former Beijing-based fund manager with AMP Capital, sees potential profit lying in China’s luxury market. From Phillip Wen at Sydney Morning Herald: Yeoh warns that any sort of direct play requires research,...

China Plans To Curb Foreign Investment In Polluting Sectors

From AFP: China said Tuesday it planned to curb foreign investment in polluting sectors and instead direct it into high technology and new energy. The State Council, the nation’s cabinet, said in guidelines on its website...

China Cracks Down on Foreign Representative Offices

From Economic Observer Online: The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) is planning to strengthen supervision of the resident representative offices of foreign enterprises in China, according to a source within...

China May Allow Foreign Firms To list: Govt

From AFP: China may allow foreign firms with investments inside the country to list domestically, as part of efforts to boost trader confidence during the global downturn, according to an official. “We will continue to...

Morals Vs Profits, A Tug Of War For Business In China

From Reuters: Beyond being good corporate citizens, do international firms operating in China have a moral duty to advance democracy and human rights? Executives roll their eyes at the question: the typical answer is that...

Foreign Direct Investment in China Tumbles on Crisis

From Bloomberg: Foreign direct investment in China fell for an eighth month from a year earlier as companies cut spending to weather the worst economic slump since the Great Depression. Investment slid 17.8 percent in May to...

Foreign Capital Eyes Property Market

From Caijing Magazine: Morgan Stanley is raising a property fund worth 10 billion yuan with aims to expand its share in China’s property market, according to a source closed to the U.S. investment bank. On July 4, Crystal I...

FDI Grows 45% In 1st 7 Months

From Xinhua: China saw a growth of almost 45 percent in foreign direct investment (FDI) actually used in the first seven months of this year, due partly to high interest from overseas investors, the Ministry of Commerce said on...

China Tightens Scrutiny of Foreign Direct Investment

From Bloomberg: China tightened scrutiny of foreign direct investment to prevent “fake” ventures that the government said are acting as channels for speculative capital and endangering the world’s...

Rising FDI Reflects Inflow Of Hot Money

From China Daily: Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China rose 45.5 percent in the first half of the year, deepening worries that the inflow of “hot money” could lead to higher inflation. The Ministry of Commerce...

Foreigners Access China Via Joint Trusts

From Caijing Magazine: In a move likely to foreshadow increased overseas access to China’s growing financial sector, Beijing regulators have approved three joint trusts that combine foreign investors with Chinese institutions....

GE to Invest $2bn In China

From the Financial Times: General Electric plans to invest up to $2bn in acquisitions and other deals in China over the next three years as part of a strategy to double its revenues in the country. The world’s biggest industrial...

China gold rush hides different strategies

From The Financial Times: The wave of foreign investment into China’s banking system has aspects of a gold rush. Foreign banks are staking out territory in promising but highly uncertain terrain. Last week Royal Bank of Scotland and its partners Merrill Lynch and Li Ka-shing became the latest to put down a sackful of dollars: […]



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