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.




This study attempts to contribute to a better understanding of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean by examining the plentiful but disparate statistical information available on the subject within the context of a conceptual framework based on an analysis of corporate strategies. The research programme of the Unit on Investment and Corporate Strategies is structured around the analysis of the specific situations of individual investor countries and of FDI recipient countries and destination industries in the region. This research, combined with the statistical information compiled by the Unit's Information Centre, provides a more complete picture of this subject matter.


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