Quite how the UK's National Security and Investment Act 2021 will impact investment levels remains to be seen, but lessons can be learned from looking at its Australian equivalent.
Australia’s fear of China and its investors, justified or not, has gone some way to influencing US (and global) policy. Beijing has responded with wrath.
China continues to punish Australia for its tough-line against Beijing, with FDI flows plummeting. This move provides an ominous warning to other countries.
Investment Monitor’s Mining Vulnerability Index shows that Mongolia is the country most at risk in a mining downturn, followed by Zambia and Australia.