U.S. investment in Taiwan equities hit US$114 billion at end-2014

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/31
By: Rita Cheng and Frances Huang

Washington, Oct. 30 (CNA) Investment from the United States in Taiwan equities totaled 201510310017t0002US$114 billion as of the end of 2014, according to a report released Friday by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

According to the annual report on U.S. holdings of foreign securities, U.S. investors used all of the funds they moved into Taiwan for securities investment to buy equities instead of short-term and long term debts issued by Taiwanese firms.

Long-term debt refers to instruments with a maturity of more than one year and short term debt refers to financial products with a maturity of one year or less, while equities are more liquid than debt and easier for investors to sell for cash.     [FULL  STORY]

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