Scissors: Chinese global investment growth pauses

Key Points
 Chinese foreign investment declined through mid-2014 for the first time since the
financial crisis.
 By sector, energy draws the most investment, but a slump in energy spending
means that metals and real estate have been more prominent so far in 2014.
 The United States has received the most Chinese investment since 2005, followed
by Australia, Canada, and Brazil. China invests first in large, resource-rich nations
but has also diversified by spending more than $200 billion elsewhere.
 Chinese investment benefits both China and the recipient nation, but host
countries must consider thorny issues like Chinese cyberespionage and subsidies.

 

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