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Going Out - The Global Dream of a Manufacturing Power

By Ernst & Young

2015 was special for Chinese investors. Due to the unrest in the global market, China’s economic growth rate has been slowing. China’s economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, the lowest in the last five years. However, China’s outward FDI grew by 13.3% in 2015, hitting a historical high of USD 139.5 billion. Over the past five years, China’s average annual economic growth has been 7.4%, but its outward FDI CAGR reached as high as 16.9%. Ernst & Young predicts China’s growing outbound investment would become the kErnst & Young driver of future domestic economic growth and acceleration of the globalization. In 2016, the global economic recovery remains uncertain. However, China’s outbound investment was strong in the first quarter of 2016. One of the announced key deals was ChemChina’s acquisition of the Swiss giant Syngenta for more than USD 43 billion, the biggest-ever overseas acquisition by a Chinese enterprise. Ernst & Young expects the imperative need to upgrade, transform and improve Chinese enterprises’ international competitiveness is propelling them to “Go Global”…

With national strategies being carried forward, Chinese enterprises are being presented with new opportunities to expand overseas. However, risks always exist. The economic and geopolitical risks in the target countries and fierce competition in the global market will bring uncertainties to overseas investment. To realize the dream of a global manufacturing power, Chinese enterprises need wisdom and courage, on their way to the globe.

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