China-EU: BRIdging the gap

Since 2014, China has invested almost four times more in Europe than Europe has in China

  • Investments in Europe have surged in the past 5 years
  • Preferred targets are the UK and Germany, Spain recently emerged
  • Preferred sectors are utilities & transportation, industrial equipment and telecommunications
  • Investments in France in 2017 were three times bigger than in 2016
  • M&A in H1 outpaced 2017, with average deal at nine-year high USD0.7bn