Chinese Holdings of Overseas Securities Hit $518.3B at End of June

Official data indicates that Chinese holdings of overseas bonds and equities exceeded half a trillion US dollars as of the end of the second half.

Data released by China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange indicates that as of the end of June 2018 China’s overseas securities investments excluding reserve assets totalled USD$518.3 billion, including $308 billion in equity investments and $210.3 billion in bond investments.

The top five investment destinations are Hong Kong, the United States, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom, at $167 billion, $147.2 billion, $39.7 billion, $33.8 billion and $18.0 billion respectively.

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