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Foreign direct investment in China falls in 2012: Government

Published on Jan 16, 2013 10:45 AM
 
 A photographer takes photos of the financial district of Pudong from the Bund in Shanghai. Foreign direct investment in China fell 3.7 per cent in 2012 to US$111.72 billion (S$136.9 billion), the Chinese government said on Wednesday.

BEIJING (AFP) - Foreign direct investment in China fell 3.7 per cent in 2012 to US$111.72 billion (S$136.9 billion), the government said on Wednesday.

For the month of December FDI also declined, slipping 4.5 per cent from the same month in 2011 to $11.7 billion, the commerce ministry said.

Investment from the European Union declined 3.8 per cent to US$6.11 billion, the ministry said.

But investment from the United States rose 4.5 per cent to US$3.12 billion, the ministry said, while investment from Japan increased 16.3 per cent to US$7.38 billion.

 
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