The Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index® is a regular survey of global executives conducted by A.T. Kearney. The Index provides a unique look at the present and future prospects for international investment flows. Companies participating in the survey account for more than $2 trillion in annual global revenue.
Cautious Investors Feed a Tentative RecoveryA.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index®, 2012
The prospects for near-term recovery are still shaky more than three years since the onset of the global economic crisis, and debt crises loom large. In the 2012 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index, we find that FDI flows have picked up slightly in the past two years as investors cautiously reenter the markets. However, this modest optimism could quickly revert to retrenchment as investors weigh potential upside opportunities against downside risks.
The 2012 A.T. Kearney FDI Confidence Index examines future prospects for FDI flows as the world seeks to recover from the global recession and continued economic uncertainty in Europe and the United States. The Index, which first appeared in 1998, assesses the impact of political, economic, and regulatory changes on the FDI intentions and preferences of the leaders of top companies around the world.
- People's Daily Online, 10 January 2012
Asia, in particular the emerging economies on the continent, remains the most attractive investment destination in the world this year, according to the 2012 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index. China, India, Brazil, the United States, Germany, and Australia take the top six positions, confirming that the world economy's center is shifting from the West to the East.
- Today's Zaman, 5 January 2012
Foreign direct investment (FDI) can provide a host country with important macroeconomic benefits, by financing the current account deficit and creating employment, and microeconomic benefits, by transferring new technology and creating spillovers.
- CFO Innovation Asia, 16 December 2011
A foreign direct investment (FDI) rebound will be slow at best and the focus of corporate investments is increasingly on developing markets, according to the 2011 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, a regular measure of senior executive sentiment at the world's largest companies.
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