China, Germany in top 5 investment sources: survey

Updated: 2016-01-26 10:14

(China Daily)

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China and Germany have joined the United States and the UK as the most important sources of new investment capital over the next five years, a BNY Mellon survey showed on Monday.

In the 2015 investor relations survey, China moved up to third place from fifth and Germany to fourth from seventh in the 2015 survey, overtaking Singapore and Japan in the prior one.

BNY Mellon is depositary for more than 2,700 American and global depositary receipt programs. The survey - Global Trends in Investor Relations - is in its 10th year. It is based on results from 550 respondents in 54 countries and in such sectors as financials, industrials, consumer, technology and healthcare.

According to the survey, the top two concerns affecting respondents' global market confidence are systemic market and political risk. Uncertainty over new regulatory environments fell to the fifth most important concern from third in the previous survey.

On the five most important new sources of investment capital in the next five years, the survey's rankings as chosen by respondents are: the US (91percent), the UK (76 percent), China (50 percent), Germany(45 percent) and Singapore(44 percent).