China Investment Research Volume 19

China Outbound Investments Vol 19 Quarterly Feature – “The Economic Corridor of the Great Silk Road” – Central Asia and Pakistan Q3 Developments

China Outbound Investments Vol 19_Summary – Q3 saw aggregate amounts of outbound investment of USD 101.8bn increase dramatically, by 156% qoq, on nearly flat aggregate volume. As shown on the graph to the right, aggregate amounts across all three types of investments are the highest over the past five quarters, led by strong growth in Government Agreements and six USD 1.0bn plus M&A transactions, which accounted for 91% of aggregate amount. It is worth noting that 68% of all Q3 aggregate M&A amounts involved transactions announced in countries President Xi visited in Q3, indicating strong links between Central Government and M&A…….