A Slowing China Proves a Less-Attractive Investment

A worker assembles a Nissan SUV in Zhengzhou, Henan, China Photograph by Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

Why is the money drying up? That question confronts China as it experiences its 11th consecutive month of falling foreign direct investment. Overseas investment in China in October fell 0.2 percent from a year earlier, to $8.31 billion. The 10 months through October showed a steeper drop, down 3.5 percent to $91.7 billion. Last year, China drew a total of $116 billion, setting a new record.

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