Out­bound in­vest­ment growth slows in Dec

China Daily (Canada) - - BUSINESS -

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.

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