1887

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2008

image of Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2008

In 2008, inward foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean rose to a new record high despite slowing with respect to the previous year, and the region's outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) reached its second highest level ever. Considering the economic and financial turmoil of the times, these results are surprisingly positive, but caution needs to be exercised in their interpretation. Many of the investments carried out in 2008 reflected the inertia effects of pre-crisis market trends, and capital flows in 2009 are in fact expected to fall. Focusing on the impact of the global economic and financial crisis on FDI flows is unavoidable in the present circumstances, but the analysis of the short-term situation should not relegate the issue of long-term development. This report provides a complete analysis of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the region.

English

.

Foreign direct investment and transnational corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Foreign direct investment (FDI) levels in Latin America and the Caribbean reached US$ 128.301 billion in 2008, 13% above the record volume posted in 2007. This was a notable result considering that the international financial and economic crisis triggered a 15% contraction of FDI flows worldwide. FDI in the region did not escape the crisis unscathed, however: growth in FDI in 2008 was below the 52% rate witnessed the year before.

English

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error