Asia becomes the world’s largest investor region

Developing Asia has for the first time become the world’s largest investor region. Photo: UNCTAD (file)

Asia has, for the first time, become the region which has invested more in other countries than the world's most developed regional economic blocs.

That's according to the agency dealing with trade, investment, and development issues at the United Nations, UNCTAD.

It says Asia invested US$440 billion in other regions compared to US$390 billion in North America and US$286 billion in Europe.

The Asian investments are largely going into acquiring assets in developed countries.

Cathrine Hasselberg spoke with Astrit Sulstrarova to find out more about how Asia has become the largest investor in the world.

Duration: 3'53"

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