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Billionaire investor Mark Mobius says he can not take cash out of China : FOX Business

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Billionaire investor Mark Mobius cautioned fellow buyers and mentioned he can not fish cash out of China as a result of nation’s capital controls.

Shanghai,UPDATED: Mar 5, 2023 14:59 IST

Mark Mobius, government chairman at Templeton Emerging Markets Group, speaks in the course of the SALT convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. (Photo: Reuters)

By Reuters: Billionaire investor Mark Mobius advised FOX Business he can not take his cash out of China as a result of nation’s capital controls, cautioning buyers to be “very, very careful” about investing in an financial system beneath a decent authorities grip.

“I have an account with HSBC in Shanghai. I can’t take my money out. The government is restricting flow of money out of the country,” Mobius, founding father of Mobius Capital Partners, advised FOX Business in an interview revealed on March 2.

“I can’t get an explanation of why they’re doing this … They’re putting all kinds of barriers. They don’t say: No, you can’t get your money out. But they say: give us all the records from 20 years of how you made this money … This is crazy.”

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Mobius’ feedback had been circulated on Chinese social media web site WeChat on the weekend.

Mobius led rising market funding at Franklin Templeton Investments for 3 many years and is thought for his bullish view on China. Now, although, he mentioned, he “would be very, very careful” investing within the nation.

“The bottom line is that China is moving in a completely different direction than what Deng Xiaoping instituted when they started the big reform program,” he mentioned, referring to the previous Chinese chief.

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“Now you have a government which is taking golden shares in companies all over China. That means they’re going to try to control all of these companies … So I don’t think it’s a very good picture when you see the government becoming more and more control-oriented in the economy.”

Mobius, who calls himself “the Indiana Jones of Emerging Market investing”, advised FOX Business he is growing publicity to various markets corresponding to India and Brazil.

Mobius and HSBC couldn’t be reached on the weekend.

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Mar 5, 2023