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By Charles F. Moreira, Editor [Part 1 of the article can be found HERE] FDI outflows versus inflows Whilst the UNCTAD report estimated the net FDI flow into Malaysia for the whole year of 2020 totalled USD2.5 billion (around RM10.1 billion), which was down 68% from 2019, however according to DOSM data, Malaysia registered net […]


By Charles F Moreira, Editor Several reports have appeared on various Malaysian media about foreign multinationals relocating their factories, operations and offices from Malaysia to neighbouring countries and of several new foreign investments choosing to set up operations in our neighbours. Copies or links to these reports, many of them additionally politically tinged. have also […]

China sees upgrading structure in outbound direct investment

China’s outbound direct investment (ODI) has seen its structure upgrading, with less irrational spending, more diverse destinations and higher efficiency, according to official information.The country’s ODI in the Jan.-Aug. period amounted to 74.1 billion US dollars, rising 7.8 percent year on year, Ministry of Commerce (MOC) data showed. Read the full story at http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/22/c_137486086.htm SOURCE: […]

FDI from China can offset drop of FDI from Europe and Japan says Gomez

By Charles F Moreira, Editor This is the third and final part of our report on the Malaysia-China Smart Silk Road Forum Cum Business Match & Meet 2018 at the Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre on 17 August 2018, where keynote speakers Dr. Edmund Terence Gomez and Mr. Lau Zheng Zhou provided participants with […]

Foreign direct investments growth hits 5-year low

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India seems to be petering out with the growth rate of inflows recording a five-year low of 3% at $44.85 billion in 2017-18, according to the latest data of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). Read the full story at https://www.thehindu.com/business/Economy/fdi-growth-hits-5-year-low/article24305880.ece SOURCE: The Hindu (23)

After losing to India in FDI, China opens up economy more

China, which last year lost the top position as an investment destination to India, has now opened up more sectors for foreign investors to catch up in the race. It is offering a slice of tightly controlled segments like public transport and railway equipment to foreign players besides cutting down the number of restrictions by […]


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