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Chinese Investment in Canada - Trends and Issues

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FMC Partner, Wei Shao, presented at the Canada China Investment Summit in Vancouver on investment opportunities in the Canadian Market. The Canada-China Investment Summit is a unique high level …

FMC Partner, Wei Shao, presented at the Canada China Investment Summit in Vancouver on investment opportunities in the Canadian Market. The Canada-China Investment Summit is a unique high level platform designated for exchange among the Goveernments, civil societies, think tanks and business leaders.

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  • 1. Chinese Investment in CanadaTrends & IssuesPresented by:  Wei ShaoOctober 9, 2012 (Canada China Investment Summit 2012) 1
  • 2. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues• China’s Dependence on Import of Resources Oil 40% Nickel 51.3% Iron Ore 64% Cobalt 85% Copper 72% Platinum 86% Chromium 90% Potash 85% Manganese 69% 2
  • 3. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues• Recent Developments – 12th anniversary of the “Going Global” launch and $320 billion – Accelerated investment since 2008 – Geographical preference – from regional to international – Larger, high profile and sophisticated transactions – Canada, Australia, Brazil 3
  • 4. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues• Incentives – Conventional lines of credits and loans – Fund to encourage overseas explorations projects – Strategic minerals and resources – The strengths of Yuan – Diversification from US bonds 4
  • 5. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues• Policy Evolvement – 2004 – 2009 Guiding Catalogue of Countries and Industries for  Overseas Investment – 2005 China Outbound Investment Rules – 2009 Administration of Overseas Investment – 2009 SAFE Rules Governing Overseas Investment by Domestic  Companies and Institutions – 2010 – 2011 Special Guidelines to Encourage Overseas Investment – 2012 Guidelines to CSOEs 5
  • 6. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues• Players – Investors in Canada – State owned (Central) enterprises – State owned (Provincial) enterprises – Private companies (including Hong Kong listed companies) – Private companies controlled by Canadian residents – Policy banks and commercial banks – Investment Funds 6
  • 7. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues 7
  • 8. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues• Recent Trends – Roles of private capital – Policy banks and commercial banks – Growing sophistication – Internal rivalry and “No competitive bids” – “Going hostile” – Investment funds 8
  • 9. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues• How China sees Canada – Perceived US influence – From “cool politics but warm economics” to strategic partners and  mutual complementarities – Branding and image – Canada as a safe country for investment – CNOOC – Nexen and its implications 9
  • 10. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues• China’s Interest in Canada – From potash to iron ore and met coal – Copper, nickel, gold, uranium – Infrastructure and engineering – Chinese machinery and equipment – Canadian capital market 10
  • 11. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues• Acquisition, investment in Canada – Equity investment – Takeover/acquisition – Joint venture – Option agreement – Joint exploration – Direct investment – Off‐take and sales arrangement 11
  • 12. Chinese Investment in Canada – Trends and Issues• From CIC, WISCO to Anthill & Xing Xing• Complementarities – Oil & Gas – Mining – Infrastructure – Manufacturing – Agriculture and agri‐food• Post investment operation and compliance 12
  • 13. Thank you !Fraser, Milner Casgrain LLPWei Shao, Partner, China Practice
  • 14. The preceding presentation contains examples of the kinds of issues companies dealing with investments could face.If you are faced with one of these issues, please retain  professional assistance as each situation is unique.

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