December 11, 2019

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 13.2% in 2018, ending a five-year downward trend

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In an international context of reduced flows and strong competition, national policies must attract FDI that contributes to creating local capacities and fostering sustainable development, ECLAC says in its annual report. (August 14, 2019) In contrast to the global trend, flows of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to Latin America and the Caribbean increased by 13.2% in 2018 […]

fDi Markets: Data story – Sydney Apac’s top non-capital city for projects​

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Sydney, Australia was the top non-capital city in Asia-Pacific by FDI projects in H2, 2018, attracting 62 projects. Bangalore in India was not far behind with 57 projects, ahead of Melbourne, with 45. Mumbai, India, attracted 26 projects in the second half of the year, narrowly ahead of Shenzen in south-eastern China, which saw 23. […]

The fDi Report 2019: Out now

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Discover the trends behind the figures​​ From fDi Intelligence We are delighted to announce The fDi Report 2019 – our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – is out now. Some key foreign direct investment trends spotted include: ​​China replaces the US as the highest ranked country for FDI by capital investment.​​ ​​​​Western Europe was the leading source […]

India’s ecommerce rules hit Amazon and Walmart

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By Chandra Mohan From fDi Magazine New FDI guidelines for online marketplaces will mean drastic changes for the Indian operations of two US powerhouses. Chandra Mohan reports.  India’s new FDI guidelines for ecommerce add fresh uncertainty to the ambitious local investment plans of the likes of US powerhouses Amazon and Walmart. The guidelines, unveiled in […]

Days after DeMo, Doval’s son set up firm at Cayman Islands: Cong

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From The Tribune India New Delhi, January 17 The Congress today cited an RBI report to point a finger at exaggerated FDI flows from tax haven Cayman Islands to India post the 2016 demonetisation and alleged links between this increased flow of foreign funds to a company set up abroad by the son of National […]

Digital economies of the future 2018/19 – the results

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By Cathy Mullan From fDi Intelligence London has been named fDi’s Digital Economy of the Future for 2018/19, followed by Dublin and Singapore in second and third place. Cathy Mullan reports on the results. London is fDi’s Digital Economy of the Future for 2018/19. Major digital companies have established and/or expanded regional headquarters in the […]

Latin America and the Caribbean focus: Inward FDI decreases by 6%

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The fDi Report 2018 – our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – can reveal: FDI into Latin America and the Caribbean decreased by 6%, with a total inward capital investment of $67.3bn. The total number of jobs created in the region fell by 8%. Mexico […]

The fDi Report 2018: European Inward FDI increases by 14%

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Europe focus: Inward FDI increases by 14% in 2017 The fDi Report 2018 – our annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – can reveal: FDI into Europe increased by 14% in 2017, with a total inward capital investment of $183.9bn. The total number of FDI projects […]

Mozambique tops 2017 Greenfield FDI Performance Index

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By Glenn Barklie From fDI A study by fDi Intelligence reveals which countries outperform their size when it comes to generating greenfield FDI Mozambique tops the 2017 Greenfield FDI Performance Index. The southern African country is ranked number one in the annual study by fDi Intelligence, a Financial Times data division of which fDi Magazine is also a part, which […]

What happened to the billions China pledged the Philippines? Not what you think

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BY ALVIN CAMBA From South China Morning Post Forget claims about duplicitous Beijing and the South China Sea. The delays in Chinese investment into the country are entirely predictable – and not evidence of something more sinister Here’s a quiz. How often in these past weeks have you read about the duplicitous Chinese tricking other […]