International Factor Movements

Chinese FDI falls for first time in 9 years

Foreign direct investment (FDI) from China fell for the first time in nine years in 2011 as the eroding value of businesses in developed nations put merger and acquisition plans on hold.

Saturday, 7 July, 2012, 12:00am

WTO membership opens gates for foreign direct investment

Vietnam's membership of the World Trade Organisation was approved in November last year, helping to open the floodgates of foreign direct investment that followed.

24 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Foreign capital keeps pouring in

Report gives rosy forecast amid first decline in FDI

The mainland was far and away the main recipient of foreign direct investment among emerging markets and will attract almost US$87 billion this year, a report said.

6 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Foreign funds flow still slowing, down 3pc so far this year

New global investment trends blamed for continuing decline

The level of foreign investment on the mainland dropped by just more than 3 per cent in the first eight months of this year, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

The downward trend in foreign direct investment (FDI) continued last month, albeit slightly, declining 0.26 per cent year on year.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Foreign investment at record high last year

Neighbours' interest in booming property sector and reinvestments from profitable projects help push inflow to US$54b, says OECD

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China hit a record high last year, helped along by strong investment from neighbouring countries showing greater interest in the mainland's property sector.

25 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Foreign funds moving north

Foreign investment in manufacturing appears to be shifting from the Pearl River Delta to the northeast, thanks to Beijing's strategy to rejuvenate the region.

The latest official figures suggested a drastic surge of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the three northeast provinces of Heilongjiang , Jilin and Liaoning in the past two years.

14 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Falling FDI blamed on Lunar New Year

The flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the mainland fell last month from the same month last year, the Ministry of Commerce reports.

But the decline was likely due to the timing of the Lunar New Year. In the first two months of this year, actual direct foreign investment rose 8.2 per cent year-on-year to nearly US$8 billion.

16 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Guangdong attracts record US$10.1b foreign investment

Province regains top FDI ranking from Jiangsu

Guangdong absorbed a record US$10.1 billion in foreign direct investment last year, regaining its position as the mainland's top FDI destination from Jiangsu .

The inflow, up 34.1 per cent on 2003, made Guangdong the first mainland province to see annual FDI surpass the US$10 billion mark.

21 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

FDI shows 15pc growth despite measures to stop overheating

Foreign direct investment on the mainland rose at a robust 15 per cent year on year in the first seven months.

The rise came as Beijing imposed macroeconomic controls to steer the economy to a soft landing by the end of the year.

20 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Delta dominates US$18.3b in FDI

Contracted foreign direct investment in the Pearl River Delta amounted to US$18.3 billion last year, making up 84.6 per cent of all contracted FDI in Guangdong province.

21 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

China tops global wish list for FDI

China is expected to keep its spot as the most attractive destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in the next few years amid the uncertain global economy, according to a management consulting firm.

China has overtaken the United States to become the No 1 destination, a survey by AT Kearney found.

24 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Overseas investors pump US$46b into mainland

The mainland attracted a record US$46.84 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year.

The figure - slightly above expectations - represented a 14.9 per cent increase on 2000, according to Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation (Moftec) figures.

15 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Inflows set to hit US$45b peak this year

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the mainland should reach US$45 billion this year, regaining the highs of three years ago, according to the country's top trade official.

In the first 11 months of the year, actual FDI was US$41.9 billion, representing year-on-year growth of 15.61 per cent.

20 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

China's entry to the World Trade Organisation

New regulations on foreign investment in the telecommunications sector are unlikely to be adopted until China's accession to the World Trade Organisation, according to telecoms law expert Xu Xiangmin, a partner at law firm Clifford Chance.

3 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Unctad sees investment inflows holding at pre-crisis level

FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) in the worst-hit Asian countries is expected to remain 'remarkably resilient' this year despite the continuing economic and financial turmoil in the region.

7 Mar 1999 - 12:00am