A poll of 400 expatriate investors suggested that waning fears of corporate
governance in China and fewer investment hurdles in India make these countries
their most favored investment destinations. Luxembourg-based brokerage internaxx said that 56% of investors (up from 38% last year) favored China and
43% (unchanged) favored India.
Investment bankers say that expatriate investors living away from countries of
origin are an increasingly important part of the investment population and
typically make more sophisticated decisions taking into consideration
international developments. Shoring up such view, they say that 81% of the
respondents have claimed to have either beaten or matched performance by market
Investors have turned less confident about British, U.S. and euro zone
economies as places to put money because of concerns over ageing populations,
rigid labor laws, and saturated home markets as reasons for their caution. Most
investors favored energy and telecoms, while retail and mining were the least
Increased inward remittances from
Indian expatriates has contained current account deficit of the Indian economy.