In 2014 China became a global net foreign investor for the first time, with total outbound direct investment volume rising by around 11 percent to USD 120 billion. Although Australia maintained its standing as the second largest recipient country of aggregated global Chinese direct investment, behind the United States in first position, for the second consecutive year Chinese investment in Australia declined.
This report by KPMG and The University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre analyses Chinese outbound direct investment into Australia in 2014, and includes a specialist contribution from Knight Frank, analysing the unprecedented increase in commercial real estate investment during the year.
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