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NAVIGATING CHINA’S FOREIGN INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE

Operating a business in China or investing in China presents significant opportunities. Ongoing reform is seeing China gradually move to a registration and filing based system for foreign direct investment with less focus on government approval for certain sectors. In addition, capital market liberalisation is presenting new investment opportunities across fixed income, credit, equities and foreign exchange.

TOTAL INWARD FDI SETTLED IN RMB
(ACCORDING TO THE PBOC)

SIGNIFICANT LIBERALISATION MEASURES HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED GIVING UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO CENTRAL BANKS, SOVEREIGN WEALTH FUNDS, FUND MANAGERS, INSURANCE COMPANIES, PENSION FUNDS AND A NUMBER OF OTHER ELIGIBLE INSTITUTIONS TO CHINA’S INTERBANK BOND MARKET

RQFII QUOTA GROWTH

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1) By Regulation
a. Dodd-Frank

2) By Business
a. Foreign Exchange Wholesale Disclosure

3) By Country
a. US Disclosures