Wednesday, 7 November 2012
China Offers Access to Asian Markets and Investment Abroad
When looking at the shareholders (world countries) and analyzing the numbers, in terms of total global foreign investments, China not only comes out on top in direct outbound foreign direct investment; but now it is also considered the top destination for inbound foreign direct investment. The interesting fact of it all, is that China has now become the world’s leading participant, in global capitalism.
In the first half of 2012, China took in $59.1 billion in foreign direct investment, compared to the $60.9 billion the year before. The United States on the other hand received $57.4 billion, down 39 percent from the previous year. Furthermore, although sharply lower than figures in the U.S, China attracted $116 billion in direct foreign investment; in 2011. Both of these impressive numbers, provide alternatives for confused investors, who are seeking investment opportunities and options; outside the United States and Europe.
While these rising figures illustrate that China has learned how to compete in a capitalist world, it also clearly demonstrates that they also know what it takes to dominate, as well. Over the past few decades, Chinese investors have quietly risen from the bottom of the investor heap and worked their way to the top, by providing foreign investors with dependable access to Asian markets and also by encouraging their own wise investments; abroad.