Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2002

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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 2002. The decline in flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) to Latin America and the Caribbean which began in 2000 grew even sharper in 2002. This trend reflects a major change in the world and regional economies.



International banks in Latin America: Corporate strategies and regional impact

This chapter will examine the corporate strategies pursued by transnational banks and the impact they have had on the region's financial system. The analysis does not include offshore financial centres and banks, which have only indirect effects on the Latin American countries' financial structures and on the macroeconomic impact of those structures. The analysis therefore has a dual purpose: to review the factors that have triggered changes in business strategies –factors impinging on the microeconomic domain– and to evaluate the macroeconomic consequences of those changes.


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