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Chinese FDI in Africa

Overview of overseas business of Chinese companies

China’s role in the global economy has rapidly changed. As Chinese FDI outflows are rapidly closing the gap with inflows, the country is expected to be the most important net investor in the world in the coming two years (Unctad, 2014).

The increasing importance of state-owned enterprises (国有企业,国营企业) in …

 

China’s inflation slides to 5-year low

Low Inflation Rate

According to the National Bureau of Statistics, China’s inflation rate slides to 5-year lowest in September.

Meanwhile, the producer price index, a measure of inflation at the factory gate, fell 1.8 percent last month, after slipping 1.2 percent in August. In this month, the consumer price index increased only 1.6% year-on-year, which…

 

Prohibited and limited sectors in China for foreigners

Prohibited and limited sectors in China for foreigners

The 12th Five-Year Chinese Plan covering the years 2011-2015 aims to further forge relationships with foreign companies.

Although its plan is promising for the development of China, foreigners keep in mind that many economic sectors are prohibited or restricted from entering. Regularly, the Chinese…

 

What impact for the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in China economy?

The State Council passed a comprehensive plan to set up a free trade experiment zone in Shanghai on August 26, 2013 [see our analysis of the New Rules for Commercial Factoring in Shanghai Free Trade Zone] . Few months later, how to evaluate the real impact of Shanghai pilot FTZ in China ?

The Shanghai FTZ is made up of three extant bonded areas – Yangshan, Waigaoqiao…