This report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
concludes that by 2017 China will become a net investor. Chinese Outward Direct Investment (ODI) has grown at an average rate of 35% since 2005, and is today ranked 3rd
on the global ranking (after the US and Japan).
To discover which countries are likely to attract Chinese ODI, the EIU used a robust and quantitative approach where 53 indicators, for example market size and natural resources, were measured.
The top ten countries in the China Going Global Investment Index are:
- USA (54.9)
- Singapore (48.9)
- Hong Kong (45.9)
- Japan (43.8)
- Australia (43.7)
- Canada (43.2)
- Switzerland (40.2)
- Norway (39.8)
- Russia (39.6)
- Germany (37.7)