Halifax

Investors favour Far East to deliver best returns over the next decade

01 November 2013

Research by Halifax Share Dealing finds a quarter of UK fund investors believe China will outperform all other countries and economic regions

Almost a quarter (24.3%) of retail fund investors believe China will outperform all other countries and economic regions over the next ten years, according to the Halifax Share Dealing Funds Focus.
Following positive economic data from China last month which showed GDP growth of 7.8% (year-on-year) in Q3, the research found investors believe China will deliver the best returns over the next decade, with 10.8% looking to South America, 10.3% suggesting Europe, and the same amount (10.3%) favouring India.

Damian Stansfield, managing director of Halifax Share Dealing, adds:
"While China confirmed its interest in the UK with the news it is looking to make a significant investment in civil nuclear projects in the UK, investors here still believe the overseas markets offer the best opportunities for growth and almost a quarter predict China will deliver the best return on investment over the next decade.

"There are a wide range of funds targeting opportunities in the Far East but, as ever, investors need to research which funds best match their investment goals."

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