Economy - Entrepreneurship

Index of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence

  2002 2003 2004     Change
2002-2003
Change
2003-2004
China 1 1 1   Hong Kong 14
USA 2 2 2   Australia -9 12
India 15 6 3   Singapore 10
United Kingdom 3 7 4   Malaysia 8
Germany 4 5 5   France -6 5
France 5 11 6   Japan -3 5
Australia 10 19 7   India 9 3
Hong Kong 22 8   United Kingdom -4 3
Italy 6 12 9   Italy -6 3
Japan 12 15 10   Netherlands 3
Russia 17 8 11   Indonesia 2
Poland 11 4 12   China 0 0
Spain 7 10 13   USA 0 0
Czech Republic 14 13 14   Germany -1 0
Malaysia 23 15   Czech Republic 1 -1
Canada 8 14 16   Canada -6 -2
Brazil 13 9 17   Hungary -1 -2
Singapore 28 18   Russia 9 -3
Hungary 16 17 19   Spain -3 -3
Thailand 20 16 20   South Korea 3 -3
South Korea 21 18 21   Thailand 4 -4
Mexico 9 3 22   Taiwan 4 -5
Indonesia 25 23   Poland 7 -8
Netherlands 27 24   Brazil 4 -8
Taiwan 24 20 25   Mexico 6 -19

Note: Based on a survey of executives from the world's largest companies about future direct investments. Unknown Rank .

Source: A.T. Kearney Management Consulting (2005): Foreign Direct Investment on the Upswing. 2005

According to a Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index of the management consulting A. T. Kearney, global investors for the third consecutive year preferred China and the US as the most attractive FDI destinations, with China on first and the United States of America on second place in the ranking.

India has greatly increased its attractiveness for foreign investors and has moved up from rank 15 (in the 2002 index) to rank 6 (2003 index) and has now rank 3 in investor attractiveness.

Among European countries, the United Kingdom is most attractive to foreign investors, followed by Germany and France. The former Asian Tigers - Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan - are much less attractive than most economies from (Eastern) Europe, with ranks of 15, 18, 20, 21 and 25, respectively.

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