SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Edoardo Agamennone

JD (Rome) LLM (Hong Kong)
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Edoardo Agamennone
Mr Edoardo Agamennone
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Thesis title:
The financing of Chinese outbound investments: a case study analysis
Year of Study:
Year of Entry 2009
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Foreign Direct Investments, China-Africa and China-Europe trade relationships, Chinese banking and financial system, Chinese business law.

PhD Research

The research analyses Chinese outbound foreign direct investments (“OFDI”) and more in particular their financing. The research addresses, inter alia, the following issues:

  • Profile of Chinese enterprises and financial institutions involved in OFDI;
  • The Importance of the availability of bank financing in the decision of Chinese enterprises to establish operations abroad;
  • Role of policy and commercial banks in guiding and financing Chinese OFDI;
  • Loans and other forms of financing used by Chinese enterprises for the establishment and operation of overseas activities; and
  • Main outstanding issues and trends of OFDI and the financing thereof

The research then focuses on Chinese OFDI in Africa and Europe, pointing out their main features, analysing investments case studies made by Chinese enterprises in the two continents and using such examples to further analyse and comment on the structure of Chinese OFDI and the financing of these.