China's listed internet-technology companies are reeling from this year's regulatory crackdown. But that hasn't stopped the action in the private markets: Investors are still charging into many of the country's technology startups.
Venture capital investment in China rose in the third quarter, bringing year-to-date totals to more than all of 2020, multiple data sources show. The investor interest came even as the quarter began with an onslaught of regulation from Beijing.
The Exchange is digging into the Chinese venture capital market this week, but getting folks to chat about business and China on the record is turning out to be slightly harder than anticipated.
Carlyle Group Chief Executive said that the U.S. private equity firm will remain a long-term investor in China despite"bumps" that have unnerved some investors. Beijing authorities have rolled out restrictions in the last few weeks on companies, including those in the technology sector.
The New York-based investment firm Tiger Global is roaring aloud and investing billions of new dollars in the Indian startup ecosystem. It's target: unicorns, companies with at least $1 billion in valuation.
China shares rose on Friday after investors took comfort in the central bank's move to make its biggest weekly cash injection into the banking system since February, and as local authorities urged more financial support for retail and trading firms.
Hedge funds focused on Asia are predicting a surge of new money from North America and Europe as investors move away from overvalued U.S. assets to tap the early pandemic recovery in China and other parts of the region.
It is becoming easier for foreign investors to access the Chinese market, both through onshore and offshore channels. This has been a prime factor driving respondents' decisions to increase their investment flows into China.
The U.S. and Chinese VC investment figures in 2020 highlight a growing trend of money flowing into tech companies that are expected to grow, helped by low-interest rates, even as the pandemic is still raging around the world.
Over the last several years, China's rapid economic growth and hundreds of millions of consumers have attracted international consumer brands, automakers, and financial institutions.