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Regional Trends Assignment

 

 

            Foreign direct investment (FDI) plays a pivotal role in effective enterprise growth and development. The implications of FDI are particularly vital to emerging economies, which are striving to establish their presence in global business markets. However, not many emerging economies, especially the developing countries, have a good reputation when it comes to FDI because of different factors, such as security, political stability, and the laws in the business environment. Chapter 2 of the World Investment Report 2017 expounds on the regional trends in FDI by creating a comparison between the developing and developed economies.

            According to the World Investment Report 2017, global foreign direct investment experienced a decline in inflows by 2 percent overall in the year 2016 from $1,774 billion registered in 2015 to $1, 746. However, there was a significant variance depending on the country groups. For example, developed countries’ inflows increased by 5 percent with an offset between the decline of FDI flows in Europe by 6 percent and an increase in the flows in North America by 9 percent. Additionally, the investments doubled in the developed regions. On the other hand, FDI flows in the developing economies reduced by 14 percent with the flows in Asia contracting by 15 percent, Latin America and Carribean Islands by 14 percent, and Africa 3.4 percent (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 43).

            The outflows of FDI also reduced in the developed countries by 11 percent and those in the developing economies remained flat. The overall results indicate that flows in the vulnerable, structurally weak, and small regions declined, flows in the least developed economies retreated strongly, flows in the small island developing nations shrank, and those in landlocked developing areas fell marginally.......................GET A PLAGIARISM FREE COPY