TABLE-China Q3 financial investment flows; inflows $1.5 bln

Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:27pm EST

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BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China's financial institutions, including banks,
attracted a total of $1.53 billion in foreign equity investment in the third
quarter of 2012, according to data released by the State Administration of
Foreign Exchange (SAFE) on Thursday.
    Meanwhile, Chinese financial firms made a total of $901 
million in net outbound equity investments over the same period, 
SAFE said on its website www.safe.gov.cn. 
    SAFE started to release data on investment flows in the 
financial sector on a quarterly basis from 2012. 
    Story on China 2011 outbound investment: 
        
                        (in billion dollars)      
                             -----Net FDI flows*-----   Outstanding figures~   
                             (Q3)      (Q2)      (Q1)              (End-2011)   
 Inbound investment          1.53      1.79      0.62                68.43      
         
     
 outbound investment         0.90      0.38      1.55                52.66     
     
    * The net FDI flows only covers equity investment which 
gives individual investors 10 percent or more of voting rights 
in a financial firm. 
    ~ The outstanding figures include paid-in capital and  
undistributed profits.

 (Reporting by Aileen Wang; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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