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China further limits overseas investments

China has embarked on a drive to reduce leverage in financial markets


China formally laid down new rules on overseas investments, making explicit its de facto campaign against “irrational” acquisitions of assets in industries ranging from real estate to hotels and entertainment.   The authorities set out three categories—banned, restricted and encouraged—outlawing investments in gambling and sex industries, while backing companies to support the nation’s ambitious “Belt and Road” initiative backed by President Xi Jinping, the State Council said in a statement on Friday. Property, hotel, film, entertainment and ...

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First Published: Sat, August 19 2017. 01:41 IST