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Opinion: FDI flirtations

Charlie Thomas 14 November 2017

It was with a raised eyebrow that I read reports suggesting the Chinese government was planning to ease restrictions on foreign ownership of Chinese insurers.

Vice finance minister Zhu Guangyao announced on Friday (10 November) he would lift the ceiling on foreign investor holdings of insurance joint ventures to a controlling interest of 51 percent after three years, before allowing the full 100 percent after five years.

This, on the face of it, is good news for the world's international...

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