Growth in Taiwan’s net foreign capital inflows wanes

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/06/15
By: Tsai Yi-chu and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, June 15 (CNA) Although Taiwan’s net foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows hit a record high of

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US$12.9 billion this year, there have been recent indications of increased capital outflows.

Accumulative inflows of FDI have hit a record high of US$212.281 billion so far this year, compared with US$193.372 billion last year, according to statistics released on Thursday by the Financial Supervision Commission.

For the first five months, the country attracted net FDI inflows of US$12.724 billion.

However, from June 1-13 net FDI inflow was US$185 million, which represent a sharp decline from a monthly average of about US$2-3 billion in net inflows over the past five months.

Of note, net FDI outflow of US$190 million was recorded on Tuesday, the figures show.  [FULL  STORY]

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