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Sep 29, 2018 12:26 AM
ECONOMY

China’s Outbound Investment Falls for First Time on Record

Slowdown of outbound investment reflects tightening scrutiny at home and aboard. Photo: VCG
Slowdown of outbound investment reflects tightening scrutiny at home and aboard. Photo: VCG

* Direct investment in the U.S. dropped 62.1% in 2017 to $6.43 billion, as Trump administration tightened scrutiny of Chinese investments

* Chinese direct investment in Europe surged 72.7% to a record $18.46 billion in 2017.

China posted its first annual decline in outbound investment on record in 2017 amid domestic scrutiny of corporate debt and rising foreign hurdles.

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