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- March 1, 2020: Vol. 14, Number 3

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Cross-border inflows into Europe bounced back in 2019

by Marek Handzel

Cross-border investment into Europe bounced back in 2019, registering a 10 percent rise when compared to 2018.

BNP Paribas Real Estate says that foreign inflows, totalling €141 billion, accounted for half of all property investment over the year. European players were the most dominant group of cross-border investors. They invested €61.7 billion outside their domestic markets, representing 44 percent of all foreign capital.

Investment from the US was at its highest since 2015, jumping up by 38 percent from last year to €43.5 billion, with American investors more than doubling their allocations into the UK and almost doing the same in Germany. Middle Eastern investment was up by 14 percent, meaning that it has ranged between €6.5 billion and €8 billion in volume since 2016. Korean investors played a major role in the European market in 2019, particularly in France, where they invested an unprecedented €4.3 billion. Asian investment however, was down, mainly

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