Investor sentiment about China reaches record levels

Standard-Chartered-Bank-HongInvestor sentiment about China is at its most bullish level ever, according to research from Standard Chartered.

The UK-based banking group’s 2018 Investors Forum Survey found that 88% of respondents were now investing in China, up from 69% in 2017.

The survey also found that 76% of respondents are planning to increase their Chinese investments, up from 69% in 2017.

A key finding from this year’s survey is that investment into China is increasingly globalised.

Investors based in North America were particularly upbeat about prospects for China, with 88% of respondents investing in China and 87% looking to increase their participation.

Singapore-based investors also scored highly with 91% currently investing and almost all expecting to increase their investments over the next 12 months.

Margaret Harwood-Jones, global head of securities services and transaction banking at Standard Chartered, said: “The headline finding is that sentiment towards China has never been better and never have more people invested in China than today.

“More importantly, the results of our survey show that China access is moving into a new era, one where concern over regulation, gives way to more practical considerations.”

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