Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 1999

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This publication sets out and analyses the main foreign direct investment (FDI) trends in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in 1999. In 1998, FDI inflows amounted to US$ 76.7 billion and thus surpassed the record level recorded in 1997; by the same token, 1999 inflows will be larger than those of 1998.



Spain: Foreign investment and corporate strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Since the late 1970s Spain has made rapid progress in establishing itself as an active player in the international economy, and its entry into the European Union (EU) in 1986 was one of the major milestones in this process. The country's economy has thus undergone thorough-going structural changes that have turned it into one of Europe’s preferred locations for transnational corporations —which use it as a platform for their exports of manufactures to other members of the Union— and that have greatly reduced the presence of the State in the production of goods and services.


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