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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Gives a yearly regional overview of foreign direct investment income and the activities of transnational corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean, providing projections for the coming months. Analyses investment origin and destination patterns, as well as the impacts of investment on economic performance.

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Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2019

This ECLAC annual report sets out and analyses the main foreign direct investment (FDI) trends in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In the region, FDI inflows were up (by 13.2%) year on year for the first time in five years, at US$ 184.287 billion. This performance is explained by higher flows into just a few countries, however, mainly Brazil and Mexico. Moreover, it does not reflect equity investment, but higher inflows in the form of intercompany loans and, to a lesser extent, reinvestment of earnings. Manufactures and services were the sectors receiving most equity, although there was...

NU. CEPAL August 2019
9789211220230
LC/PUB.2019/16-P
178 p.