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China's net int'l investment position at 1.89 trln U.S. dollars by end of Sept. 2011

(Xinhua)

09:01, February 01, 2012

BEIJING, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- China's net international investment position at the end of September 2011 was positive to the tune of 1.89 trillion U.S. dollars, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) announced Tuesday.

The net international investment position is the stock of external assets minus the stock of external liabilities.

At the end of September, China's external financial assets totaled 4.67 trillion U.S. dollars and external financial liabilities stood at 2.78 trillion U.S. dollars, the SAFE said in a statement on its website.

The country's reserve assets exceeded 3.28 trillion U.S. dollars at the end of September, accounting for 70 percent of external financial assets, according to the SAFE.

The country's outbound direct investment in the financial sector hit 345.5 billion U.S. dollars, accounting for seven percent of external financial assets; portfolio investments reached 257.3 billion U.S. dollars, six percent; other investments hit 784.7 billion U.S. dollars, 17 percent, the statement said.

At the end of September, foreign direct investments in China neared 1.63 trillion U.S. dollars, accounting for 59 percent of the country's external financial liabilities. Foreign portfolio investments reached 231.8 billion U.S. dollars and other investments hit 918.7 billion U.S. dollars.

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