Question: Where can I get info on foreign direct investment?


Most countries have enacted laws governing corporate investments made within their boundaries.  Foreign Direct Investment is the value of cross-border transactions related to direct investments during a given period of time into a country. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States "CFIUS" reviews direct investments into the U.S. to determine if it would result in a foreign person controlling a U.S. business. 

Go to the Virtual Business Library's Economic and Statistical section for links to useful resources including links to the following suggested resources. 

CEIC: Provides access to macro-economic time series and statistics from more than 50 countries.  Go to the Global Database and select a country and then select the Investment tab.

EIU Country Report: Includes the Economist Intelligence Unit which provides information on business developments, economic and political trends, government regulations and corporate practice worldwide. Search in full text “foreign investment” and refine the search with selected regions, countries and dates.  Or review the Country Reports

You may want to also consult the following websites:

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development "OECD": Go to the Foreign Direct Investment Statistics: Data, Analysis and Forecasts page and select the Foreign Direct Investment database.

BEA (Bureau of Economic Analysis): Go to the International tab and then go to the Direct Investment and Multinational Enterprises section for data on inward and outward investments. 

International Trade Centre (ITC):  The joint agency of the World Trade Organization and the United Nations. Go to Market Info & ToolsMarket Analysis Tools, foreign direct investment data, International Trade Centre (ITC): Market Analysis Tools

You may also want to review NYU's Library Guide, NAFTA Research: BITs, other trade agreements & national laws on foreign investment.

Answered By: Business Librarians
Last Updated: Jun 06, 2018Views:

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