Lecture International financial management - Chapter 13 describe common motives for initiating foreign direct investment and illustrate the benefits of international diversification. Inviting you refer.
Foreigners invested $325 billion in U.S. businesses and real estate in 2008, according to data
published by the Department of Commerce.1 As Figure 1 shows, this represents a sharp increase
over the $237 billion invested in 2007. Investments abroad by U.S. parent firms fell slightly in
2008 to $318 billion, down from the $333 billion they invested abroad in 2007. The increase in
foreign direct investment flows mirrors a turnaround in global flows. According to the United
Nations’ World Investment Report, global foreign direct investment inflows increased by 30% in
2007 and 38% in 2006....
The publication of the very first issue of a new journal is always an exciting
and eagerly awaited event. International Trade and Business Law Journal
publishes articles, comments, case notes, and book reviews on foreign law,
comparative law, and international trade law. This first issue contains articles
on the International Sales Convention (Honnold), European Monetary Union
(Follak), quality and title warranties in transfers of computer software
(Adams), and legal aspects of foreign investment in Vietnam (Trai Le)....
Given recent seismic upheavals in the world’s money markets, an updated edition of an
authoritative, reliable textbook on the international law of foreign investment has rarely
been so timely. Sornarajah’s classic text surveys how international law has developed to
protect foreign investments by multinational actors and to control any misconduct on
their part. It analyses treaty-based methods, examining the effectiveness of bilateral and
regional investment treaties.
Mutual funds are one of the several options
that investors explore for investing surplus
funds. In a deposit-dominated market like
India it is important for mutual funds to
be able to offer differentiated risk-rewards
and gain shelf-space. With many seemingly
similar offerings from multiple mutual
funds unable to clearly communicate their
superiority, a less informed investor may find
it difficult to make a choice. This uncertainty
leads to a weakened ‘pull’ for the product.
The article focuses on the regional economic growth as a result of the direct foreign investment in the region and its spill-over effects on neighboring regions. The unequal distribution of foreign direct investment should in principle tends to enlarge the regional economic differences. The article, however, shows that this is not the result of the investment.
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) – investment by foreign companies in overseas subsidiaries or
joint ventures – has a traditional reliance on natural resource use and extraction,particularly
agriculture, mineral and fuel production. Though this balance has shifted in recent years, the poorest countries still receive a disproportionate amount of investment flows into their natural resource sectors.
In order to expand economic co-operation with foreign countries and to make
contribution to the modernization, industrialization and development of the
national economy on the basis of the efficient exploitation and utilization of
In recent years, Viet Nam’s economy has benefited from its Government’s open-door policy. With a stable political environment and its economic potential, Viet Nam is an attractive destination for foreign investors.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows amounted to 1,697 billion USD in 2008, while
global FDI stocks reached a level of more than 16,205 billion USD.1 These figures
underline the fact that FDI has gained an importance that is comparable to trade in
providing foreign markets with goods and services.2 In addition, FDI constitutes the
largest source of external finance for developing countries.3 Nevertheless, the global
financial crisis had a significant impact on FDI at the end of 2008, reducing flows by
approximately 14.2% compared to the all-time high of 1,978 billion USD in 2007.
It would be tactless in a foreword to propose answers to the puzzle of bilateral
investment treaties (BITs) and double taxation treaties (DTTs). Perhaps, though,
it is not inappropriate to pose some questions that may whet the appetite of the
reader. Although many questions about the diffusion and implications of these
bilateral treaties are relevant to both BITs and DTTs, I focus on BITs, a topic on
which many academic and policy discussions have centered.
One of the most important roles for social funds is to expand their ac-
tivities facilitating community participation and the interaction among
the state, the private sector, and grassroots communities, which in turn
enhances the sustainability of investments. Sustainability of investments
is an important factor, especially in poor communities. Social funds ac-
tivities can include training and advice on the development of programs
for poorer communities.
The level of insurance risk may vary during the period of the insurance contract.
For example, in a pure endowment policy the insurance risk reduces as the value
of the investment increases. Also, in a deferred annuity contract there may be no
insurance risk during the savings phase but there is significant insurance risk
during the annuity phase.
In assessing the significance of insurance risk at the inception of the contract the
effect of discounting on the expected cash flows may be significant.
Enterprise project office (EPO) is essentially a support for investment governance and has
a strong demand-side role in ensuring the organisation’s investment decision-making will deliver the
greatest benefit from the resources available. This includes involvement in organisation strategy
development and project and programme identification as well as business cases for investment,
resource planning and allocation. It should be able to optimise the allocation of resources to match
business priorities, by having complete information on all projects – current and planned.
Research Foreign direct investment towards sustainable development in the northern key economic region purposes: the thesis recommends main orientations and solutions in order to promote foreign direct investment towards sustainable development in NKER in the future.
Acquisition of stocks or shares of Korean corporations (Article 2.(1).4.(a) of the Foreign Investment
Promotion Act, FIPA)
◦A foreign national purchasing stocks or shares of a Korean corporation (including a Korean
corporation in the process of incorporation. Hereinafter the same shall apply) or a company run
by a Korean national, for the purpose of establishing a continuous economic relationship with and
participating in the management of the said Korean corporation or company.
As neighbors and partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the U.S. and
Mexico share a broad and expanding trade relationship. Since the implementation of NAFTA, trade
between Mexico and the U.S. has tripled. Up to 1 million Americans currently live in Mexico and
more than 18,000 companies with U.S. investment have operations in Mexico. In fact, the U.S.
accounts for 47 percent of all foreign investment in Mexico. With gross domestic product growth
of 3 percent in 2007 and 2.05 percent in 2008 (compared to 2.2 percent in the U.S. in 2007 and
Mexican corporations that do not accept foreign investment (by stipulating as such in their by-
laws) may acquire real property in the Prohibited Zone for any purpose. In contrast, while a
Mexican company that allows foreign investment may also purchase real property within the
Prohibited Zone, it can do so for non-residential purposes only, and provided that the corporation’s
by-laws demand adherence to the Calvo Clause and that the corporation notifies the Secretary of
Foreign Relations (SRE).