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Asian Outbound Investment H1 2017

Asian cross-border investment surged by 98% y-o-y to US$ 45.2 bn in H1 2017. The increase was partly due to a one-off US$ 13.2bn purchase of a logistics portfolio in EMEA.

Though Chinese investment was still the most active, the buyer mix changed amid the increased scrutiny of cross-border capital flow. All other major sources of capital such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan all saw higher levels of outbound investment. One continuing trend is that of fewer but larger deals.

Americas and EMEA remained the preferred regions for Asian cross-border investment but turnover within Asia also rose 68% y-o-y. London, New York and Hong Kong remained the top three destinations.

China outbound investment will continue but the buyer mix may change and the pace may moderate as investors refine their investment strategies and adjust to new rules.



Dr. Henry Chin
Head of Research
Asia Pacific
+852 2820 8160

Yvonne Siew
Executive Director
Global Capital Markets, China
+86 21 2401 1433

Ada Choi, CFA
Senior Director
CBRE Research, Asia Pacific
+852 2820 2871

Tom Moffat
Executive Director
Capital Markets, Asia
+852 2820 1465

Robert Fong
Research Director
Asia Pacific Research
+852 2820 2882

Leo Chung
Associate Director
Asia Pacific Research
+852 2820 1527

Asian Outbound Investment H1 2017

Asian Outbound Investment H1 2016

Asian Outbound Investment in 2015