Global Foreign Direct Investment Inflows
The Current Scenario – 2017
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows declined globally by approximately 10–15 per cent in 2016, owing to the vulnerability of the world economy and the persistent fragility of aggregate demand. Moreover, stagnant growth in commodity exporting countries, the lack of effective policies to restrict tax inversion deals and a downtrend in the profits of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) also contributed to the slump in FDI inflows. Global FDI flows regained some growth in 2017 and are expected to post a strong recovery in 2018 at US$1.8 trillion.
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