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Chinese investors continue to drive growth and create jobs in the UK
"The Grant Thornton Tou Ying Tracker (Tou Ying means invest in the UK) developed in collaboration with China Daily, which identifies the top 25 fastest-growing Chinese companies in the UK as measured by percentage revenue growth year-on-year, based on the latest published accounts, and provides a unique insight into the business activities, locations and performance of those companies."
Our findings showed that in 2018 average revenue growth of the 750 largest Chinese owned companies increased by 11.6%; Employees totaled 80,000; the combined turnover was 68 billion pounds; average turnover from financial services saw the largest growth of 29.8%, followed by those of manufacturing and industrial and business support services, which were 15.4% and 14.5% respectively.
This year, the Tou Ying Tracker does not feature separate rankings for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and privatelyowned Chinese companies. Instead, it presents a single ranking for the 30 fastest-growing companies. This reflects the changing pattern of Chinese overseas investment. China’s private investors are bringing their experience and confidence to the table and increasingly investing in collaboration with SOEs.
As a result, the difference between the two types of investor is not always clear cut. As we go to press, it is still unclear how the UK government will implement the result of the 2016 referendum, when the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). Despite this uncertainty, the UK remains a highly attractive destination for Chinese investors. With direct investment into the UK continuing to rise between 2016 and 2017 to reach £88.4 billion.
Chinese investors clearly still see opportunity in and beyond Brexit uncertainty. Attractions such as a stable political, legal and social environment endure, while a weak pound and an increasingly difficult environment for Chinese investors in the USA and, to some extent, Europe add to the UK’s appeal.
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