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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...
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What Belt & Road Slowdown? China Tops Global Outbound Investment And Inbound Investment Rankings And Just Liberalized Hong Kong’s Financial Services Industry

By Chris Devonshire-EllisForeign direct investment and China's outbound investment have hit record levels.      Western media often takes aim at China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which has to be one of the inaccurately reported of all China’s State Initiatives. Readers themselves will be familiar with discussions of ‘slowdowns’, ‘disruptions’, ‘debt traps’, and all manner of problems. It is a similar story of China's domestic slowdowns, with a strict Covid policy attracting all sorts of negative attention amongst stories of ex-pats leaving China and Hong Kong ‘in droves’.While the latter to some extent is partially true, it is also understandable. Strict lockdown regulations...
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Cayman Islands: Amendment Intended To Attract Investment And Benefit Clients

By Ministry Of Financial Services By giving institutional investors more investment options, the Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2022 is intended to strengthen the Cayman Islands' position in international reinsurance and domestic insurance.Minister of Financial Services and Commerce, the Hon. André Ebanks, will bring the amendment to the Cayman Islands Parliament during its third meeting of the 2021-2022 session, which will begin on Wednesday, 8 June.He also will present the Public Recorder (Amendment) Bill, 2022; and table the Auditors Oversight Authority's Annual Report for the Year Ended 31 December 2021, and Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2021.Minister Ebanks said...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Foreign direct investment for Taiwanese businesses and investors

Expanded reviews and more resources: The view from 2021   Foreign direct investment (FDI) reviews have become an increasingly critical issue in cross-border M&A transactions. Although many countries continue to encourage inbound investment, Taiwanese businesses and investors should carefully consider and prepare for FDI regulatory scrutiny early in their deal processes.   We are seeing views converging across the United States, Europe, and other countries in agreement that so-called "sensitive" sectors need protection from what is described in the US as "adversarial capital." This trend is displayed through both lower thresholds that trigger FDI reviews and an expanded understanding of...
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Investing in the Surging Demand in U.S. Housing

          By Gary Tom Although a bleak economic outlook is not usually accompanied by a booming house market, this is exactly what the U.S. has experienced during the global pandemic – arguably the least likely time for soaring demand for new homes. Yet fuelled by low inventory, among other factors, the evidence is compelling. Even the recent backdrop of emerging concerns in recent months about “an overheated market” hasn’t derailed the momentum.  For example, annual home price gains hit a record high in June, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price NSA Index. Considered...