China Outbound Direct Investment Remain Focused on Energy

Outbound direct investment (ODI) made by China’s energy and resources industries reached around 239 billion U.S. dollars from 2005 to the first half of 2012, accounting for 71 percent of the country’s ODI, according to a report issued Wednesday by Ernst & Young.

China’s ODI skyrocketed from 10 billion U.S. dollars in 2005 to nearly 73 billion U.S. dollars in 2011, the report said.

In recent years, China has diversified its ODI from energy industries to the agriculture and technology sectors.

Eighty-two percent of China’s ODI went to energy industries in 2009, but the proportion fell to 60 percent in the first half of this year.

However, outbound investment in the agriculture and technology sectors, which accounted for just 2 percent of total ODI in 2009, jumped to 17 percent in the first half, according to the report.

via Xinhua

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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