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Mainland capital flowing into Taiwan soars in 2012


08:45, January 22, 2013

TAIPEI, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- Capital flowing from the Chinese mainland into Taiwan increased by 650.11 percent last year over that in 2011, according to statistics released by Taiwan's economic authorities on Monday.

A total of 138 investment projects funded by mainland capital in Taiwan were approved by the island's economic authorities in 2012, an increase of 35.29 percent year on year, the Taiwanese authorities said.

They involved a total amount of 328 million U.S. dollars. Major projects funded by mainland capital included the establishment of Bank of China and Bank of Communications branches in Taiwan.

Since mainland capital was allowed to enter the island on June 30, 2009, 342 investment projects have been approved, the authorities said.

Taiwanese investment in the mainland dropped by 16.61 percent year on year to reach 10.9 billion U.S. dollars last year.

Taiwanese export orders reached 441 billion U.S. dollars last year, their highest level in history, the authorities said.

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