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Belt and Road countries invest more in China

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Staff writer ▼ | November 7, 2015
Countries along the extensive Belt and Road trade and infrastructure network proposed by China saw their combined investment in the country return to growth in the first nine months, latest official data showed.
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Trade   Return to growth in the first nine months
A total of 6.12 billion was invested by these countries in China in the first three quarters, up 18.4 percent year on year, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce. It was a marked contrast with a decline of 29.3 percent for investment in the January-August period.

Investment in financial services jumped by more than 15 times, while that in leasing and business services more than doubled, the ministry data showed.

Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Singapore posted the biggest increases in investment in China in the first nine months.