BEIJING, Feb 19 China's financial institutions, including banks,
attracted a total of $1.88 billion in net foreign equity investment in the
fourth quarter of 2013, according to data released by the State Administration
of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Chinese financial firms made a combined $2.58 billion in net
outbound equity investment over the same period, the SAFE said on its website.
SAFE started to release data on investment flows in the financial sector on
a quarterly basis from 2012.
Following is a table of net FDI flows in China's financial sector (in $bln):
--2013 net FDI flows---* -- Outstanding figures~
(Q4) (Q3) (Q2) (Q1) (End-2013) (End-2012)
Inbound investment 1.88 0.29 0.4 1.67 93.24 81.15
Outbound investment 2.58 6.46 0.1 2.41 118.97 99.22^
* 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.
^ SAFE revised up the 2012 outstanding outbound investment figure.
(Compiled by by Kevin Yao; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)