Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean

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2076-4057 (online)
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The Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean is an annual series published in English and Spanish by the Unit on Investment and Corporate Strategies of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). In addition to analyzing the global evolution of foreign direct investment flows, the series details the amounts received by Latin American and Caribbean countries each year and presents a regional forecast. It includes an analysis of the patterns in the origin and destination of these investments. The reports also look in depth at the effects of FDI on employment in the region.
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ECLAC
23 Sep 2016
Pages:
161
ISBN:
9789210575386 (PDF)
http://dx.doi.org/10.18356/3cc24d43-en

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In its latest edition, the Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean report analyzes in-depth the FDI received by the Caribbean, where these flows are much more significant than in the rest of the region as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The study also examines the impact of FDI on the environment, which has not been measured or regulated sufficiently by countries in the region.
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  • Executive summary
    Inflows of foreign direction investment (FDI) into Latin America and the Caribbean declined by 9.1% between 2014 and 2015, dropping to US$ 179.1 billion, the lowest level since 2010. This performance reflected the drop in investment in natural resource sectors, especially mining and hydrocarbons, and the slowing of economic growth, particularly in Brazil.
  • Overview of foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Foreign investment in metal mining
    This chapter looks at key aspects of the processes that have transformed global metal markets and examines their relationship with foreign investment in Latin American and Caribbean economies. Considering that several of the region’s countries are major producers of metallic minerals, the study focuses on those that are of greatest significance for international exports, notably precious metals (such as gold and silver), base metals (such as bauxite, zinc, copper, tin, nickel and lead) and ferrous metals (chiefly iron ore).
  • Foreign direct investment as a driver of intangible capital accumulation
    The positive effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) can foster development in the recipient economies; in particular, they can supplement national saving through new capital contributions and stimulate transfers of technology and improve management systems to enable productive modernization. These effects are not automatic, however, and the results obtained may not meet expectations.
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