The new regulations on foreign investment, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last month, will further strengthen national security and “modernise the investment review process”. Photo: Reuters
The new regulations on foreign investment, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last month, will further strengthen national security and “modernise the investment review process”. Photo: Reuters

US national security concerns return to spotlight as new investment regulations set in

  • New regulations give US government more power to block foreign deals for companies involved in critical infrastructure, technology and sensitive personal data
  • Rules mark the start of a more stringent reality for cross-border deal makers amid Trump administration’s distrust of Chinese firms

The new regulations on foreign investment, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last month, will further strengthen national security and “modernise the investment review process”. Photo: Reuters
The new regulations on foreign investment, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last month, will further strengthen national security and “modernise the investment review process”. Photo: Reuters
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