The role of investor has been shifting lately as developing economies gain more influence and traction in the investment market. A new report by the world bank states that China and India are expected to be the world’s largest investors by 2030.

The percentage of global investment that goes to developing countries should triple in the next two decades as emerging economies catch up to richer nations and become more integrated into financial markets, the World Bank predicted in a report on Thursday.

These nations and their comparatively younger and bigger populations are also set to become the largest sources of capital, with China and India turning into the world’s two biggest investors by 2030, the global development lender said.

By 2030, for every dollar invested in the world, 60 cents will flow into developing countries, a dramatic change from 20 cents to the dollar in 2000. China will make up 30 percent of all investment activity, while the United States will have 11 percent and India, 7 percent.

A richer world in 2030 will also have a greater demand for services over manufacturing, meaning countries will face pressure to reduce protectionist barriers to trade in services, the World Bank said.

The Chinese government has made $350 billion in resource investments around the world over the past four years alone.

The Chinese government has made $350 billion in resource investments around the world over the past four years alone.

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