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Shanghai sees rising foreign capital inflows in Q1

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Via China Daily

Shanghai saw rising foreign capital inflows totaling about $4.67 billion during the first quarter this year, up 4.5 percent year on year. [Photo/Sipa]

SHANGHAI — Shanghai saw rising foreign capital inflows totaling about $4.67 billion during the first quarter this year, up 4.5 percent year-on-year, the municipal government said Wednesday.

During the same period, 10 regional headquarters of foreign-funded multinational companies and five foreign-funded R&D centers also landed in Shanghai.

In total, the regional headquarters of 730 foreign-funded multinational companies, as well as 466 foreign-funded R&D centers, had landed in Shanghai by the end of March, as the city’s headquarters economy continues to thrive, statistics from the municipal commission of commerce showed.

A total of 129 foreign investment projects worth over $23.9 billion had been signed in two separate ceremonies organized by the Shanghai government in January and March, respectively.

As a financial hub, Shanghai has unveiled a number of new measures on facilitating the development of foreign enterprises, including easing market access and expanding opening-up, as part of its efforts to further spur growth and minimize the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.


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