High value-added foreign direct investment (FDI) creates foreign exchange and increases productivity, employment, exports, and linkages with local companies while encouraging knowledge and technology transfers. FDI is particularly important in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), as it is the region’s primary source of external financing, outstripping both international … [Read more...] about How Can Latin America Attract Foreign Investment in Times of COVID-19
The international game of hopscotch Policymakers worldwide try to boost economic growth and investment, including by attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). For this purpose, they revise investment laws, reduce administrative burdens, propose new investment incentives schemes, and create and reinvent the agencies charged with promoting and facilitating investment – … [Read more...] about How to create effective investment promotion agencies?
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Every three years, the CEO Summit of the Americas brings together heads of state and leading CEOs from the region to analyze opportunities for promoting economic growth and investment and facilitating trade through unprecedented interaction between the public and private sectors via the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD). Some 12 heads of state and over 1,000 business leaders … [Read more...] about Twelve Heads of State and More than 1,000 Business Leaders Take Part in the CEO Summit of the Americas
If you would like to find out more about FDI and hear some of the region’s success stories, why not join the IDB’s free, online course Foreign Direct Investment As a Driver for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (course in Spanish), which begins on March 15, 2018. Sign up here (link in Spanish) and we’ll see you on March 15. Over the last 20 years, foreign … [Read more...] about Foreign Investment: How to Attract It and Make Good Use of It