Foreign direct investment (FDI) can significantly contribute to the sustainable development of both home and host countries in several important ways: through expanding access to markets, bringing in foreign exchange, contributing to skills development, human capital growth, technology transfer and increasing competition in local markets. It can also support industry upgrading and facilitate regional and global value chain integration of small and medium-sized enterprises. Co
If history tells us anything, crisis forges change. Like other pandemics throughout history, COVID-19 led to tectonic shifts in society, markets, and government policy. People and businesses are rethinking traditional work structures, while inflation concerns are rising amid trillions in stimulus injections. But what impact does this have on investors? To answer this question, this infographic from New York Life Investments pinpoints five trends to watch amid a COVID-19 recov
Investment flows plunged globally by 35% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. The fall was heavily skewed towards developed economies. Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows are expected to bottom out in 2021 and recover some lost ground with an increase of 10% to 15%, according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2021, published on 21 June. FDI flows plunged globally by 35% in 2020, to $1 trillion from $1.5 trillion the previous year, the report says. Lockdowns caused b
CREDENTIALS - KW Group Asia: FDI, Trade Innovation & Digitalisation Consulting & Events Since 2010 Did you know that by 2030 65% of the worlds middle-class consumers will be found in Asia and it is forecast that ASEAN will become the world’s fourth-largest economy with a roughly $4 trillion USD consumer market? "ASEAN is poised to become a dramatic consumption opportunity, driven by four mega-forces: strong demographic trends; rising income levels; geopolitical shifts increas
Switzerland tops the GlobalData Country Risk Index as the world's least risky country, while Venezuela ranks bottom, but what does the risk factor mean for a location's FDI inflows? Key findings from assessing the relationships between a country's risk score and FDI and GDP per capita: - Switzerland tops the ranking as the least risky country. - Venezuela is the riskiest country. - FDI and GDP per capita are negatively correlated against country risk. - More successful FDI co
New economic data from across the APEC region shows a softer economic contraction of 1.9 percent in 2020, with continued fiscal measures leading to a rise in government consumption and improved investment and household consumption. According to the latest APEC Regional Trends Analysis, household consumption, APEC’s main driver of growth, improved to -3.9 percent in the second half of 2020 on a year-on-year basis, as compared to -7.0 percent in the first half of last year. Inv
In the pandemic’s second year, some familiar worries -- about inflation, capital flight or public debt -- are starting to surface across the developing world. Except in one corner. In Asia, policy makers aren’t too preoccupied with these classic emerging-market problems. Their economies look increasingly like they’ve emerged. Asian Exception In the pre-pandemic decade, Asian economies posted much faster growth and lower inflation rates than their emerging-market peers That’s
10,263 new foreign-invested companies were established in China during the first three months of the year Data from the Ministry of Commerce comes as China continues to court foreign businesses while the United States is looking to help American companies exit the Chinese market Foreign direct investment in China grew at the fastest pace in more than a decade during the first quarter of 2021, according to data released by the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday.
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Only 12 per cent of the 345 US firms surveyed by the American Chamber of Commerce in China said the investment environment was deteriorating This represented the lowest proportion since the question was first introduced in the 2012 survey As China-US relations face some uncertainties, a survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China) said that most US companies expect a rosy year for their business growth in the world's second-largest economy, citing China'
UNCTAD says uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic’s evolution and the global investment policy environment will continue to affect FDI flows in 2021. For developing countries, the prospects for 2021 are a major concern. Global foreign direct investment (FDI) collapsed in 2020, falling 42% from $1.5 trillion in 2019 to an estimated $859 billion, according to an UNCTAD Investment Trends Monitor published on 24 January.
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UNCTAD's James Zhan identifies the factors that will shape the coming decade in FDI, published by FDI Intelligence Over the past two decades, global value chains witnessed one of rapid growth followed by one of stagnation. The decade to 2030 is likely to be one of transformation for global value chains (GVCs), reshaping the global trade and investment landscape. The pandemic has caused a treble shock of supply, demand and policy. It has a severe impact on FDI and GVCs. I woul
The investment landscape in Asia and the Pacific has become increasingly uncertain and tied to the unfolding of current global and regional political economic risks, such as increased trade tensions, the retreat of multilateralism, and health risks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, these risks have disrupted global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to, from and within Asia and the Pacific. HIGHLIGHTS • Globally, both FDI inflows and outflows started to recov
In today’s heavily interconnected world, a country’s reputation can have a big impact on its overall economic prosperity. In fact, a country’s reputation—its brand—is arguably one of its most important assets. A strong nation brand has the power to boost tourism, attract and retain talent, and potentially bring in foreign investment. This graphic uses data from Brand Finance’s Nation Brands 2020 report, which attempts to quantify the reputations of different countries around
Trade & investment in the Asia Pacific region has seen significant steps forward in November! RCEP: The signing of the 15 country RCEP trade agreement will shape global economics and politics at a time that intra-asian trade already outweighs that of all other regions the reliance on western markets has lost some significance of late. Global Economy Being Redrawn By Chinese Export Boom: Latest November China Trade Data insights from our partners at Trade Data Monitor, authore
First President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from a 12-nation, pan-Pacific trade deal known as the TPP. Then Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled India out of another regional grouping led by China known as the RCEP. In both cases, protectionism played a part; in both cases, the show went on without them. With the 15-country RCEP deal now signed, the question is what the impact will be on American and Chinese efforts to boost their clout -- and business -- across Asia. 1. Wh
Irregularities in the data saw the withdrawal of this year's World Bank Doing Business report. Investment Monitor delves into the world of FDI data to assess whether the numbers can be trusted. The withdrawal of the World Bank’s Doing Business report this year sparked alarm among investors and policymakers the world over. The bank is currently investigating ‘irregularities’ in recent editions that affected the rankings of China and Saudi Arabia, among others. The level of con
Asian markets are seeing a robust resilience through the current covid, trade wars & associated economic turbulence. With strong intra regional trade, developing local economies, free trade agreements, booming e-commerce and China +1 Asia Pacific economies offer fantastic opportunities through domestic and international growth but remain complex to access and in many cases language and bureaucratic red tape can be key factors to deter international FDI and market access. We
Interesting perspectives on China +1, an often misunderstood economic & trade reality that is based on high value market growth in SE Asia and no longer just based on cheap labour and manufacturing costs. Increasingly, Chinese companies are finding the region an appealing alternative to compensate for their loss in market growth elsewhere, say Dr Lau Kong Cheen and Dr Vanessa Liu. There is a concept among the business community known as the “China Plus One (+1)” strategy wher