Our update for the fourth quarter of 2015 has been released. In this issue, we reported on new transactions and reviewed recent trends in Chinese investment flows to Canada, key developments in China’s outward investment policy, and other notable events regarding Chinese global investment.
In summary, China’s total non-financial outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) in 2015 was US$118.0 billion, an increase of 14.7% compared to 2014. About 12.6% of the investment flowed into “One Belt, One Road” countries. The China Institute dataset indicates that Chinese investment in Canada in the fourth quarter of 2015 amounted to CAD$1,674.1 million through 21 portfolio and direct investment transactions, bringing the cumulative Chinese investment inflow in Canada to CAD$65.6 billion. The value of new Chinese investment in Canada in Q4 was the highest of all quarters in 2015, marking the third straight quarter of investment growth.