Foreign Investment Into China Falls as Weaker Yuan Dents Inflows

  • FDI decreased 5.8% in December, while ODI climbed 6.1%
  • Outbound buying by Chinese companies hit record in 2015

A vendor packs mannequin heads into a bag at a wig stall in a street market. FDI into China fell 5.8 percent in December from a year earlier to 77 billion yuan ($12 billion), while outbound non-financial investment climbed 6.1 percent.

Photographer: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

China’s weakening yuan isn’t just spurring capital to leave the country, it’s also acting as a brake on foreign-direct investment.

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