Chinese outbound investment is set to hit new heights in 2016 as both M&A and greenfield investment increase at record pace. But if the room for Beijing to increase its footprint in the global market remains big, watchdogs in Western economies are intensifying their scrutiny with regard to transparency issues. Jacopo Dettoni reports.
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China's tech companies have thus far largely concentrated on cracking their considerable domestic market. However, led by the likes of Alibaba and Huawei, they are now increasingly looking to expand globally, into both developed and emerging economies.
Shanghai province has once again proven its credentials as an investment magnet and dominated fDi’s Chinese Provinces of the Future ranking, with Beijing and Guangdong retaining their respective second and third places. Cathy Mullan examines the results.
Linda Yang of law firm Yingke International explains the thinking behind Chinese investor strategies and why mature markets further afield are beginning to attract a greater share of the country’s investment capital.
Cost competitiveness was the bedrock upon which China’s position as a manufacturing powerhouse was built. But as the country seeks to move up the value chain, rising costs ensure it will need to compete on quality and other factors regardless.
Robert Wihtol, former Asian Development Bank country director for China, explains some of the challenges the country faces in the necessary rebalancing of its economic growth model.
A slowdown in the growth of Chinese manufacturing output may suggest a dwindling dominance in this sector, but, on the contrary, China's importance remains strong.
China's modern day Silk Road initiative will shake up the trade world, linking the country with the Middle East and Europe via rail lines that pass through central Asia and shipping routes that circumnavigate south-east Asia. But how realistic are China's aims? And who will be the initiative's ultimate winners? Jacopo Dettoni reports.
The EBRD registered record levels of investment in central Asia in 2015, and also welcomed China as a member. Its president, Suma Chakrabarti, tells Jacopo Dettoni why China's modern Silk Road initiative could provide multiple benefits to the region.
For Chinese investors looking to the UK market, Birmingham may not be their first port of call. Enter PGC Capital, a Shanghai-based private equity firm, which has identified the enormous investment potential in the city and is funding a range of projects in the infrastructure, property and energy sectors. Natasha Turak explains why.
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