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Which country attracts the most investment from China?

The city-state Singapore overtook the United States as the most attractive destination for Chinese overseas direct investment, according to a report titled “China Going Global Investment Index 2017,” by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia rounded the top five.

Among BRIC countries, Russia’s index rank moved up by 6 places to eleventh, while South Africa’s rank has risen by 4 places to forty-fourth.

However, India dropped by 6 places to 37th place and Brazil is down by 19 positions to 53rd.

The index ranks 60 major economies in terms of their appeal to Chinese investors, drawing on 57 indicators spread across “opportunity” and “risk” pillars.

Which country attracts the most investment from China?

Consumer goods:

  1. US
  2. Malaysia
  3. South Korea
  4. Vietnam
  5. Singapore
  6. Philippines
  7. India
  8. Iran
  9. Indonesia
  10. Romania


  1. India
  2. Iran
  3. Pakistan
  4. Vietnam
  5. Indonesia
  6. Philippines
  7. Russia
  8. Thailand
  9. Hong Kong
  10. Iran

Financial services:

  1. US
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Singapore
  4. Sweden
  5. Switzerland
  6. Slovakia
  7. Poland
  8. Norway
  9. UK
  10. Canada


  1. US
  2. Japan
  3. Switzerland
  4. South Korea
  5. Israel
  6. Germany
  7. Sweden
  8. Norway
  9. Denmark
  10. France


  1. Japan
  2. US
  3. India
  4. Turkey
  5. Egypt
  6. Pakistan
  7. Israel
  8. Kazakhstan
  9. Philippines
  10. Malaysia

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.
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