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The 4 Factors Driving China's Investment Migration Market Rebound

Translated and adapted by Christian Nesheim, who is alone responsible for the below content. The original version is available on our WeChat channel. After an encouraging second quarter of 2022, the Chinese investment migration market – and the agencies catering to it – are rapidly “recovering” and, judging by present levels of activity, this trend is persistent. The most sought-after programs among the Chinese right now are: ■  European golden visas through either real estate or fund investment, particularly in Portugal, Spain, Malta, and Ireland (less than before in Greece); ■  East and Southeast Asian income-based programs, with an emphasis on...

The G7’s Infrastructure Plan Leaves the Developing World to China

by Shirley Ze YuConditioning G7 infrastructure financing on democracy will create a supersized China that is more empowered in the developing world. The G7 economies offered an unprecedented $600 billion infrastructure pledge—the first attempt to form a developing world “Marshall Plan” in the post-colonial era—at the G7 Summit last week. Given the $15 Trillion global infrastructure financing deficit before 2040, the G7’s commitment is encouraging, albeit meager. The plan was conceived by the world’s largest democracies to outcompete China in owning twenty-first-century global infrastructure. However, even worse than failing to outcompete China would be leaving much of the developing world to China.Infrastructure...

Recent China-Hong Kong Inbound and Outbound Investments into Asia

Chinese outbound investments into Asia (including Australia) totaled 101 or roughly 40% of Q4 total volume of outbound investments and 48% of total Q4 global outbound. This percentage of volume has remained flat over the past few quarters, although China’s Asian outbound investments as a percentage of its global aggregate has increased, meaning more money has been allocated to Asia than elsewhere. In Q4, China outbound investment into Asia was US$6 billion or 48.0% of the global outbound total while announced Asia inbound was US$10.1 billion, the highest since 2017. To recap as to why inbound surpassed outbound, President Xi...

China Evergrande shelves stake sale, Kaisa clattered by downgrade

  Find out how Asia Outbound can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.         By Clare Jim and Marc Jones     SHANGHAI/LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - China's property sector saw more drama on Tuesday as Evergrande shelved plans to sell a majority stake in its property services unit, Sinic formally declared default, and Kaisa was crunched by another credit rating cut.   Sources told Reuters that Evergrande, teetering on the brink of collapse with more than $300 billion in debt, had been forced to stall its proposed $2.6 billion, 51% stake sale to smaller rival...

What Evergrande signals about China's economic future

  Find out how Asia Outbound can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.         By Alicia Herrero   Under Xi Jinping's new economic agenda 'common prosperity, China is cracking down on indebted real estate developers like Evergrande   China’s Evergrande has long been an icon. It is not only a real estate developer but a conglomerate that has embarked on many different ventures, including the production of electric vehicles.   Unfortunately, reaching such a huge size has come at the prize of huge leverage. Leverage is the use of debt in order to undertake an investment...

China stock market debacle: why this mutual fund is calling it an investment opportunity

By Sanchari Ghosh   Indian Mutual Funds that invest in China and the Greater China region have been vastly affected due to the recent volatility in Chinese stock markets. Panic selling among investors has resulted in a sharp fall in NAV for such funds.   The sell-offs were led by regulatory actions against the country's tech giants and more recently, a crackdown on Chinese private education companies.   However, Edelweiss MF, which runs the largest China-linked fund in India, says that the 'short term volatility has opened long-term valuation opportunities'.   In fact, the fund house suggests that "investors who have...

China Permanent Residence Application: Explaining the Process in Shanghai

  Find out how Asia Outbound can introduce you to new intermediaries for your project or services.       We explain the China permanent residence application process, with a focus on Shanghai, and benefits for foreigners living and working in the city.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing travel bans, many foreigners working in China have begun to consider applying for a Chinese “Green Card”, or permanent residence ID card. With the card, an expatriate will be able to enter China just like Chinese citizens, without going through visa formalities.   Holders of a Foreigner Permanent Residence ID Card are not...

China Willing to Invest $80 Billion in Iran’s Mining Sector

China is willing to invest a total of $400 billion in Iran’s economic sectors as part of its 25-Year Cooperation Agreement, some $80 billion of which are to be in the mining sector, the head of Mines and Mineral Industries Commission of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture said. “The significance of this amount becomes even more prominent when we take into account that over the last 95 years and since the reign of Reza Shah [the first Pahlavi monarch] up until now, investments made in Iran’s mines and mineral industries did not exceed $50 billion,” Bahram Shakouri...