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China external financial assets at USD6.29 trln by end Sept, SAFE

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2014-12-29 GMT+8:00

BEIJING, Dec. 29 (Xinhua) -- China's external financial assets stood at 6.288 trillion US dollars by the end of September, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said on Monday.

Meanwhile, China's external liabilities reached 4.4918 trillion US dollars by the end of September, resulting in net external financial assets of 1.7962 trillion US dollars.

Of the total external financial assets, China's outbound direct investment (ODI) totaled 664.8 billion US dollars by the end of September, accounting for 11 percent of the total external financial assets, while securities investment reached 259.3 billion US dollars, accounting for 4 percent, and other unspecified investment registered at 1.4179 trillion US dollars, making up 23 percent of the country's external financial assets. The country's 3.9459 trillion US dollars of reserves assets accounted for 63 percent of the total external financial assets by the end of September.

In terms of China's foreign financial liabilities, foreign direct investment (FDI) in China totaled 2.5454 trillion US dollars, securities portfolios reached 459.7 billion US dollars and other unspecified investment stood at 1.4868 trillion US billion dollars, accounting for 57 percent, 10 percent and 33 percent of the total foreign financial liabilities, respectively.  (Edited by Hu Pingchao, hupingchao@xinhua.org)

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