China’s economy is losing its appetite for corporate shopping in the EU. Chinese investment in the EU fell again in the first quarter of the current year, according to a study by research institute Merics together with Rhodium Group. According to the study, Europe attracted only 700 million from China from January to March. In the same quarter last year, it was twice as much, despite Corona. In 2019, investments in the first quarter even reached more than eight billion euros, twelve times the current value. The decline is against the trend. Globally, mergers and acquisitions are booming – but Chinese direct investment in Europe is at a ten-year low.
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