Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The United States of...China?


clipped from money.cnn.com
The United States of...China?
China's great outward march of investing into the United States is turning into a mad dash. Chinese investments into the U.S. rose 360% in the first half of this year compared to last year, according to Chinese government figures released Tuesday.
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The Ministry of Commerce in Beijing has not yet released actual figures except to say that the total of its global overseas investments had reached $55.2 billion by the end of June, compared to $43.3 billion for the entirety of 2009. Last year, Chinese companies announced new direct investments in the U.S. of close to $5 billion -- up from an average of $500 million a year previously, according to economic consultancy the Rhodium Group.

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