EMEA ViewPoint - International Capital Flows - The Future September 2013
- Economic, legal, demographic and socio-economic changes will result in substantial changes in cross-regional capital flows in the next decades;
- This is particularly important for Europe, which is the region most exposed to cross-border investment in the global property market;
- Looking ahead, flows from Asia in particular are expected to grow as China, Japan and Taiwan, and then countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and ultimately India, become sources of cross-regional capital flows.
- Also potentially significant are sovereign wealth funds from countries where natural resources are only now starting to be exploited, such as Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, with a number of African counties also showing some potential.