Figure 1.3.2 presents the composition of capital inflows for all countries excluding Singapore and Hong Kong, China. It is noticeable that while FDI was robust up to the crisis, portfolio investment w...
as most volatile, collapsing from 3.2% of GDP in 2007 to –2.3% of GDP in 2008, as foreigners sold off Asian equities and bonds, and quickly recovering in the very next year. Another noteworthy observation is that other inflows, which are mostly bank loans, exceeded the pre-crisis level and became the main source of capital inflows after the crisis. Meanwhile, the ratio of FDI has been slipping, and the ratio of portfolio investment has not fully recovered to the pre-crisis level.
--- Notes: As data for 2012 are available only to the third quarter for Hong Kong, China; India; and the Philippines, and to the first half for the PRC, they are annualized by multiplication. Ratios are simple averages of the GDP ratios for individual countries.
Source: ADB estimates from CEIC Data Company (accessed 15 March 2013).
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