Research Centre

Asian Outbound Investment 2018


07 Mar 2019

Activity Moderates as Chinese Buying Slows

  • Asian outbound investment moderated to US$53.8 billion in 2018, a decline of 36% y-o-y.
  • The fall was primarily due to portfolio reallocation by Chinese investors, who became net sellers in the second half of the year amid a stronger focus on strengthening balance sheets and recycling capital for future outbound investments.
  • Singapore was the main source of outbound capital. Investors from Korea and Hong Kong also remained busy, while the period saw stronger activity from Malaysian and Indian capital.
  • London remained the top destination for Asian outbound investment due to its strong fundamentals and status as the preferred metropolitan area for first-time overseas buyers.

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