Thursday, September 6, 2007

Trends in future Foreign Direct Investment

The trends in FDI over 2007-2011 are quite intriguing as among the top 10  recipient areas 8 are developed OECD countries, while China, Russia and Brazil together are expected to capture 12.9% of world total FDI, i.e. less than the US alone.

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Foreign direct investment


Sep 5th 2007

FOREIGN direct investment will increase markedly from 2007 to 2011, according to a report released on September 5th by the Economist Intelligence Unit. In 2007, global inflows are set to reach $1.5 trillion, above the record total of $1.4 trillion in 2000. Asia looks rosy to investors, despite political risks. China is the most attractive market, with forecast yearly inflows of $86.8 billion over the five-year period, the third-biggest global recipient. Inflows into India will grow, but to just $20.4 billion, thanks in part to inflexible labour laws and poor infrastructure. And Asia's biggest economy, Japan, punches far below its economic weight, with inflows of $13.3 billion a year. Cultural factors are a big hurdle. Many companies resist foreign takeovers for fear of harsh restructuring, and foreign investors say they struggle to find managerial talent.

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  1. Identify foreign investment opportunities. Statistics on foreign direct investment (FDI) with international trade, tariff and multinational companies data. Investment Map provides FDI data for 80 countries at the sectoral level, together with foreign affiliates, trade flows and tariffs for over 150 countries.