Until very recently, Chinese investors’ preferred choice was the real estate sector. Chronic new housing oversupply led many to fear an eventual burst of the real state bubble and to abandon their brick and mortar investment ambitions. Looking for fresh alternatives, many are rushing into the buying of shares in the local stock exchanges. The number of individual investment accounts grew 400% in the first quarter of this year.
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BEIJING | By Li Junjie via Caixin | Those who study the overseas investments of Chinese enterprises are starting to get jitters. Japanese companies went on a foreign real estate buying spree in the 1980s that ended in serious losses, and the question now is whether China will repeat the same mistake.