Why do companies like the Brazilian aeronautics giant Embraer, the Mexican building materials company CEMEX, or German vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen invest abroad? … [Read more...] about Why do companies invest abroad and how does it impact development?
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
Market failures faced by private firms in developing countries such as Brazil may be alleviated when they enter international markets. Extra revenue from exports may provide more funds for investment, especially for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). So far, evidence of this has been limited, but recent research suggests that exports may enhance development for private … [Read more...] about Do exports mitigate market failures in Brazil?
In the first quarter of 2017, global trade experienced an uptick in the value of goods being traded. This rise, the first since 2014, is the result of higher commodity prices and slightly stronger demand from emerging economies. Prior to this – between the great recession and 2014 – global trade expanded robustly both in terms of value and volume. This volatility in global … [Read more...] about Staying afloat? Opportunities in the Maritime Transport Sector in the Americas