June 29 (FT) — General Electric chief executive Jeff Immelt told Italian industrialists at a dinner on Wednesday that he was worried about the way Beijing was treating foreign companies. “I am not sure that in the end they want any of us to win or any of us to be successful,” said the man who runs the largest manufacturing company. “After 30 years of progressive market reforms, many foreign businesses in the country feel as though they have run up against an unexpected and impregnable blockade,” Joerg Wuttke, former head of the European Chamber of Commerce, complained in the Financial Times in April. The American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing has made similar statements, while a new survey of European companies released this week by the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China showed that almost half expect even more problems with regulators during the next two years.
GE has moved production out of China.
FDI (foreign direct investment) alters fx reserves and currency levels, as does domestic inflation.