China has been the world’s third largest source of outward FDI, and mainland enterprises have been actively “going out” in recent years to seek out brands, technology or other resources needed to boost competitiveness as part of their transformation and upgrading process. An HKTDC survey of enterprises in the Bohai Rim region indicates that Hong Kong is the preferred platform for supporting the “going out” activities of mainland enterprises.
After 53 years of US sanctions, Cuba is on course to regain its role as the undisputed playground of the Caribbean. This is set to inspire an inevitable rush of investments in the country's dilapidated leisure and communications infrastructure.
Mexico's Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo and Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So on 26 August announced following a meeting in Mexico City that Mexico and Hong Kong will launch negotiations on a bi-lateral investment promotion and protection agreement next year.