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China in top 5 of global ODI table
2011-09-06
Brief:China ranks the fifth-largest outbound direct investor last year. Outflows from China increased by more than $10 billion and reached historic highs of $68 billion.
China ranks the fifth-largest outbound direct investor last year, according to the World Investment Report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
 
Developing Asia (excluding West Asia) set new records for FDI inflows and outflows in 2010.
 
Outflows from China increased by more than $10 billion and reached historic highs of $68 billion.
 
In 2010, China exceeded Japan for the first time in outward FDI, as well as in gross domestic product.
 
The top four investing nations and regions are the United States, Germany, France and Hong Kong.
 
FDI to East Asia rose to $188 billion, thanks to double-digit growth in inflows to China and Hong Kong (China).
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