January: Fosun International Ltd. acquired Portuguese insurance firm CaixaSeguros e Saude for 1 billion euro ($1.36 billion).
February: China's second largest vehicle producer Dongfeng Motor Corp. purchased a 14.1-percent stake in French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroen for 800 million euro ($1.09 billion).
February: Chinese grain trader COFCO Group bought a 51-percent stake in Dutch trader Nidera for $1.29 billion. In April, COFCO paid $1.5 billion for a 51-percent stake in Singapore's Noble Group Ltd.'s agribusiness. The Noble and Nidera deals mark the biggest overseas acquisitions in China's grain sector.
April: A Chinese consortium led by China Minmetals Corp. bought a giant Peruvian copper mine owned by Glencore Xstrata PLC for $5.85 billion.
July: China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. acquired the 10 Upper Bank Street office building in London for $1.35 billion.
July: State Grid Corp. acquired a 35-percent stake in Italy-based electric utility company CDP Reti Srl for $2.81 billion.
September: China's top locomotive maker CSR Corp. Ltd. invested $131 million in the construction of a manufacturing and maintenance center in Malaysia.
October: Lenovo Group purchased Motorola from Google in a $2.91-billion deal.