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Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index

Summary Advice: The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index ranks countries in terms of their present and future prospects for international investment flows. The index examines political, economic, and regulatory factors that influence the attractiveness of each jurisdiction as a destination for FDI.

Main Points: The FDI Confidence Index (2012) is constructed using primary data from a proprietary survey of senior executives of the world’s leading corporations (see Figure 1). Respondents include C-level executives and regional and business heads. Participating companies represent 27 countries and span 17 industry sectors. Together, the companies comprise more than $1 trillion in annual global sales. The survey was conducted between July and October 2011.

The Index is calculated as a weighted average of the number of high, medium, and low responses to questions about the likelihood of direct investment in a market over the next three years. Index values are based on non-source-country responses. While the FDI Confidence Index provides readers with a sense of investor attitudes about the future, it is not designed to reveal specific reasons for the results.

FDI flow figures are the latest statistics available from the United Nations Conference
on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Other secondary sources used in this year’s FDI Confidence Index come from investment promotion agencies, central banks, ministries of finance and trade, and major periodicals.

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Source: 2012 FDI Confidence Index,  A.T. Kearney, 2013

Page Created By:  Madina Junussova. The content presented on this page is drawn directly from the source(s) cited above, and consists of direct quotations or close paraphrases. This material does not necessarily reflect the official view of the publishing organization.

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