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October 03, 2005
Chinese statistical inflation
China claims FDI of $5.42 bn from US in 2002 while US says $924 mn, a variation of 83%. Adding a new twist to the debate over China’s awesome FDI figures, a recent Unctad report has said the numbers claimed by the country are far in excess of those reported by investors.Even allowing for different calculation methods, these are huge differences. Has the China boom been more hype than reality? If FDI has been lower than typically believed, there is even more "hot money" and less stable forms of investment in China and the trade/captial account problems between America and China are even more worrying. posted by Simon on 10.03.05 at 10:41 AM in the China economy category.
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Are China's FDI figures exaggerated?
Excerpt: Posted by Martyn Simonworld asks if China's economic boom has been more hype than reality. "China's economic statistics are notoriously unreliable but most agree that China has been the recipient of huge amounts of foreign direct investment (FDI). Not ...
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Are China's FDI figures fudged?
Excerpt: China's economic statistics are notoriously unreliable, but most agree that China has been the recipient of huge amounts of foreign direct investment (FDI). But not according to the UNCTAD World Investment Report 2005, which reported that China came th...
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Tracked: October 4, 2005 07:07 AM