Outbound investment growth slows in Dec
The country’s non-financial outbound direct investment rose 6.1 percent year-on-year in December, slowing from a 12.6 percent increase in November, data from theMinistry of Commerce showed onWednesday. China made outward investment amounting to 86.5 billion yuan ($13.89 billion) in December. ODI for 2015 hit an all time high of $118 billion, with investment in ASEAN member countries and the United States soaring more than 60 percent year-on-year. Direct investment in 49 countries along the Belt and Road Initiative route rose 18.2 percent in 2015, accounting for 12.6 percent of the total.