OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment

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This series presents country reviews of foreign direct investment programs and policies.  The reviews generally open with a description of the current trends in FDI for the country covered and then examine the institutional and legal framework for FDI.  Both OECD and non-OECD countries are covered.
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OECD Reviews of Foreign Direct Investment: Hungary 2000

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22 Sep 2000
9789264187993 (PDF) ;9789264176331(print)

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An OECD Member country since 1996, Hungary has for the past ten years pursued its economic transition process with extensive reforms encompassing an active and liberal foreign direct investment policy. It has become one of the most attractive environments and preferred destinations for investors in Eastern Europe, with one of the highest per capita FDI inflows in the region. Privatisation has played a key role in the transformation of the Hungarian economy and in attracting FDI. Now, with this process virtually completed, Hungary aims at achieving an FDI ratio of 20 to 25 per cent of total investment by developing further greenfield projects, encouraging reinvestments and promoting small and medium-sized enterprises. This study charts the rise of FDI in Hungary and examines its role in the transition process, assessing the degree of openness of the Hungarian economy to foreign direct investors.

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Table of Contents

Inward FDI
-a) Geographic Distribution
-b) Sectoral Distribution
-c) Countries of Origin
-d) Impact on the Hungarian Economy
Hungarian Investment Abroad
Statistical Data and Methods

General Legal Framework
-a) FDI Regulation
-b) Real Estate
Investment Incentives
-a) SME Development
-b) FDI Promotion in Hungary
Bilateral Investment Protection, Double Taxation, and Other Agremeents
Sectoral Measures
-a) Banking
-b) Insurance
-c) Other Financial Services
-d) Pension Funds
-a) Status
-b) Legislation
-c) Restrictions and the Composition of Assets Remaining in Permanent State Ownership
-d) Opportunities
Monopolies and Concessions
National Security
Annex 1. Hungary's Current Position under the Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements and Under the National Treatment Instrument
Annex 2. Hungary's Transparency Measures regarding National Treatment
Annex 3. Hungary's Investment Protection and Double Taxation Treaties
Annex 4. Foreign Direct Investment Statistics

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