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China cut investments in America and Europe by 70%

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China cut investments in America and Europe by 70%
January 14
13:00 2019

In 2018, China reduced the amount of investments in the US, Canada and Europe to a minimum over the last six years. The total investment has amounted to $ 30 billion. In 2017, the PRC invested about 111 billion US dollars in these regions, and in 2016 – 94 billion US dollars.
Foreign regulators have blocked more than 20 transactions with the Chinese investors.

The largest decline is being observed in the investments in the US economy. They have fallen by 80% to about $ 5 billion. For comparison, in 2016, it was invested $ 45 billion in the United States. Investments in Europe have fallen by 70% to the mark of $ 22 billion.
It is projected that in 2019 investments will decline, since the supervision of this area has already increased and will continue to increase in the near future.

In 2018, Chinese companies got rid of assets in Canada and the US, which total $ 23 billion. The funds withdrawal from these countries turned out to be higher than flows by $ 5.5 billion.
Previously, Chinese companies bought a variety of assets. Over time, the authorities began to stop it. So, HNA sold assets of $ 17 billion, Anbang sold its hotel portfolio worth about $ 10 billion to the Chinese.

At the same time, the number of December investments in China increased by a quarter relative to the same period last year. The amount of funds raised amounted to 13.5 billion US dollars.
The annual volume of investments in the PRC has increased by almost 1% and amounted to 885 billion Yuan.

The material was prepared with the participation of Anjela Chromova,
a leading analyst of the brokerage company CT Trade

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