Tag Archives: Foreign direct investment

Inward Greenfield FDI and Patterns of Job Polarization

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Inward greenfield FDI and patterns of job polarization” by Sara Amoroso and Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello. The unprecedented growth in FDI in the last decades has caused drastic changes in the labour markets of the host countries. The major part of FDI …
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The Short-run Effects of Knowledge Intensive Greenfield FDI on New Domestic Entry

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: The short-run effects of Knowledge intensive greenfield FDI on new domestic entry by Sara Amoroso and Bettina Müller. Existing evidence on the impact of foreign direct investment on domestic economies remains ambiguous. Positive technology spillovers of foreign investment may be …
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2015 FDI Confidence Index

A.T. Kearney has just published the 2015 FDI Confidence Index, “Connected Risks: Investing in a Divergent World.” According to the study two-thirds of companies plan to return to pre-financial crisis levels of foreign direct investment (FDI) by 2016. The Index finds global business leaders pursuing FDI growth strategies grounded in informed optimism. Among the top …
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European Attractiveness Survey 2014

Spain registered a decline in foreign investment in 2013. However, the average number of hires per project increased from 37 in 2012 to 50 in 2013, resulting in a relative 10 percent increase in jobs created by FDI year on year. According to the 2014 European Attractiveness Survey published by Ernst & Young, Spain was the …
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Africa by Numbers 2013-14

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa has increased significantly over the last decade and this trend is set to continue, but the decision on where to invest in this vast and diverse continent can prove challenging, according to Ernst & Young’s “Africa by Numbers: Assessing market attractiveness in Africa” report. The study sets out the …
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International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment 2013

Eurostat has just published the report, “International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment – 2013 edition.“ The aim of this pocketbook is to give an overview of the external dimension of the EU economy by presenting, in a compact way, the available data on trade in goods, trade in services, and foreign direct investments. In a …
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E&Y’s 2013 Africa Attractiveness Survey

Ernst & Young has just published the 2013 Africa Attractiveness Survey, “Getting down to business”. According to the study foreign direct investment from emerging markets into Africa outpaced that from developed markets in 2012, but the number of new FDI projects into the continent fell 12 percent from the previous year. Despite this drop, which …
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European Attractiveness Survey 2012

In 2011, the main beneficiaries of foreign investment in Europewere the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Spain, according to Ernst & Young’s European Attractiveness Survey 2012.  In Spain, for example, foreign direct investment (FDI) shot up a staggering 62 percent as a grand total of 273 foreign investment projects were undertaken, generating 9,205 new jobs …
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World Investment Report 2012

The UNCTAD has just released the “World Investment Report 20121”, subtitled “Towards a New Generation of Investment Policies”. The Report indicates that global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in 2011 surpassed the pre-crisis average – reaching US$1.5 trillion, despite persistent uncertainty in the global economy. However, flows still remained more than 20 per cent below …
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E&Y European Attractiveness Survey

Ernst & Young has published the 2012 European Attractiveness Survey, titled “Growth Actually.” The report combines an analysis of international investment in Europe over the last year with a survey of 840 global executives on their views about how and where global investment will take place in the next decade. Conducted early this year, the …
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