Denmark is no. 12 most attractive country for Chinese investments

Denmark is the 12th most attractive country for Chinese investments, according to the China Going Global Investment Index Report published by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Denmark is listed as a high-opportunity and low-risk country and is ranked number 7 for R&D intensity, measured by R&D spending as a percentage of GDP, assessing a country’s ability to create and innovate.

China’s 12th five-year plan from 2011 has created a focus on access to advanced technology through outbound investments and, as a result, countries with higher R&D intensities will be increasingly favoured by Chinese investors.

“Forbes and The World Bank has recently ranked Denmark the best country for business 2014 and the easiest country in Europe to do business 2015. Greater Copenhagen offers excellent opportunities for developing and testing solutions within life sciences, smart city and green transport”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

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About the Index
The EIU’s China Going Global Investment Index is built on two pillars, Opportunity and Risk. The opportunity pillar includes the four categories: market size, natural resources endowment, availability of brands and technology and potential to serve as an export manufacturing destination. The risk pillar includes the four categories: domestic political and regulatory risk, international political and regulatory risk, cultural proximity and operational risk.

The survey asked 110 Chinese companies, both state-owned and private, about their motivations and challenges regarding overseas investment.