http://www.profitableinvestingtips.com/investing-tips/foreign-direct-investment Foreign Direct Investment By www.ProfitableInvestingTips.com Follow the money is age old advice for knowing why something is happening. In this case we would like to follow the money that goes into foreign direct investment. Foreign direct investment is done by folks with lots of money and the intention to stay on course and make a profit. If you are looking for offshore investment ideas, take a look at where foreign direct investment goes year after year after year. There have been changes afoot regarding where foreign direct investment is going. A very useful reference in this regard is the just published United Nations study, World Investment Report 2013. We have used 2007 and 2012 as bookend comparison years as 2007 was just before the onset of the worst recession in three quarters of a century and 2012 is the most recent year reported. Of note is that direct foreign investment has fallen in the large majority of nations but there are exceptions that should help guide investors with their fundamental analysis of where to put their money in the years ahead. First take a look at the data and then read about foreign direct investment. Foreign Direct Investment Comparison of 2007 and 2012 In Billions of USD Taken from the United Nations World Investment Report 2013 Nation 2007 2012 European Union 859 323 UK 200 71 France 96 37 Germany 80 67 North America, incl. Mexico363 408 Canada 117 54 USA 216 329 Mexico 31 26 Japan 23 123 China 84 84 China, Hong Kong 62 83 South Korea 9 33 India 25 9 South Africa 6 4 Russian Federation 57 51 Brazil 35 -3 The largest gain in foreign direct investment on our chart is in the USA followed closely by Japan (113 billion to 100 billion). As a percentage increase Japan out performs everyone with an increase of more than 400%. Other significant performers are South Korea with a more than 200% increase in foreign direct investment and Hong Kong with a twenty-five percent increase. It is significant that the BRICS nations which were thought to be ready to move up economically lost as a group. China stayed put at $84 Billion. Russia fell from $57 Billion to $52 Billion and South Africa fell from $6 Billion to $4 Billion. Brazil fell off the charts going from $35 Billion in direct foreign investment to a negative $3 Billion because investors are taking money out of the country! Direct Foreign Investment: What Is It and Why Do It? In general, foreign direct investment includes mergers and acquisitions, the building of new facilities, reinvestment of profits earned overseas and cross border loans within offshore operations. Basically companies invest offshore because they expect to make a profit over the long term. Because of the long timeline needed to research new projects and develop them, this sort of investment is typically well thought out. Reasons to invest offshore aside from expected profits include low taxes, tax holidays of the twenty-five year or longer variety, preferential tariffs, investment loan subsidies, free land or land subsidies, R&D support, proximity to profitable markets and more. Can You Follow the Money and Make a Profit? There are some useful lessons to be learned from reading the results of the World Investment Report 2013. A lot of the hype about Brazil and the rest of the BRICS nations was largely that, just hype. Brazil is attached at the hip to China and when events in China trigger the next big stock market crash Brazil will suffer. Money is going where there is economic, social and political stability, high end technology, democracy instead of dictatorship and nations that are interested in getting foreign investment instead of driving it away. Hong Kong is preferred over China because of the democratic residual from British colonial days. Japan is in an economic resurgence and Korea is largely keeping pace. The USA remains the most economically open economy and thus benefits the most from direct foreign investment during troubled times. When you decide where to put your money look for growing economies and economic sectors, tax advantages to your investment in a given economy and political stability so that the next government does not decide to confiscate your investment. http://youtu.be/pmqXFPWG87s
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~~~ Foreign direct investment in Iran ~~~ Title: What is Foreign direct investment in Iran?, Explain Foreign direct investment in Iran Created on: 2018-10-23 Source Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_direct_investment_in_Iran ------ Description: Foreign direct investment in Iran has been hindered by unfavorable or complex operating requirements and by international sanctions, although in the early 2000s the Iranian government liberalized investment regulations. Iran ranks 62nd in the World Economic Forum's 2011 analysis of the global competitiveness of 142 countries. In 2010, Iran ranked sixth globally in attracting foreign investments.Foreign investors have concentrated their activity in a few sectors of the economy: the oil and gas industries, vehicle manufacture, copper mining, petrochemicals, foods, and pharmaceuticals. Iran absorbed US.3 billion of foreign investment from 1993 to 2007 and US.6 billion for 485 projects from 1992 to 2009.Opening Iran’s market place to foreign investment could also be a boon to competitive multinational firms operating in a variety of manufacturing and service sectors, worth billion to billion in new investment opportunities over the next decade. ------ To see your favorite topic here, fill out this request form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScU0dLbeWsc01IC0AaO8sgaSgxMFtvBL31c_pjnwEZUiq99Fw/viewform ------ Source: Wikipedia.org articles, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Support: Donations can be made from https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Ways_to_Give to support Wikimedia Foundation and knowledge sharing.
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Rosalyne Muta (FEMNET) and Benedict Alaert (WIDE) present a study on the impact of trade and investments on women at the Euro-African Civil Society Forum in Lisbon 15-17 November 2007. The study was coordinated by the largest European and African Networks working on gender justice and development. http://podcasts.bond.org.uk/
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Marcopolis.net Video Interview with Nabil Itani, Chairman and General Manager of Investment and Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL), also available here http://marcopolis.net/outlook-for-foreign-direct-investment-fdi-in-lebanon-2007.htm IDAL discusses the outlook for the foreign direct investment in Lebanon in 2012-2013. To read the full transcript of the MarcoPolis interview with Nabil Itani, Chairman and General Manager of Investment and Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) visit Marcopolis.net webpage http://marcopolis.net/investment-in-lebanon-where-to-invest-in-lebanon-0907.htm
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In 1990 and 2012, respectively, only two foreign investments have been blocked by U.S. presidents, though others have been considered and, often, less explicitly opposed: 1990: President George H. W. Bush voided the sale of MAMCO Manufacturing to a Chinese agency, ordering China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation to divest themselves of Seattle-based MAMCO 2000: NTT Communications' acquisition of Verio 2005: The acquisition of IBM's personal computer and laptop unit by Lenovo was approved by President George W. Bush 2005: The acquisition of Sequoia Voting Systems of Oakland, California, by Smartmatic, a Dutch company contracted by Hugo Chávez's government to replace that country's elections machinery 2005: In June 2005 a CNOOC Group (a major Chinese State-owned oil and gas corporation) subsidiary (CNOOC limited, publicly listed on the New York NYSE and Hong Kong stock exchanges) made an $18.5 billion cash offer for American oil company Unocal Corporation, topping an earlier bid by ChevronTexaco. While this offer was not opposed by the CFIUS and the Bush Administration, it was criticized by several Congressmen and, following a vote in the United States House of Representatives, the bid was referred to President George W. Bush, on the grounds that its implications for national security needed to be reviewed. On July 20, 2005 Unocal Corporation announced that it had accepted a buyout offer from ChevronTexaco for $17.1 billion, which was submitted to Unocal stockholders on August 10. On August 2 CNOOC Limited announced that it had withdrawn its bid, citing political tensions in the United States. 2006: State-owned Dubai Ports World's planned acquisition of P&O, the lessee and operator of many terminals, mostly for container ships, in several ports, including in New York-New Jersey and others in the US. This acquisition was initially approved by the CFIUS and then President G.W. Bush, but was eventually opposed by Congress (Dubai Ports World controversy). 2012: Ralls Corporation, owned by the Chinese Sany Group, was ordered by President Barack Obama to divest itself of four small wind farm projects located too close to a U.S. Navy weapons systems training facility in Boardman, Oregon In February 2006, Richard Perle gave more insight into CFIUS when he related to CBS News his experience on the panel during the Reagan administration, "The committee almost never met, and when it deliberated it was usually at a fairly low bureaucratic level." He also added, "I think it's a bit of a joke if we were serious about scrutinizing foreign ownership and foreign control, particularly since 9/11." Others emphasize the crucial role that foreign direct investment plays in the U.S. economy, and the discouraging effect that heightened scrutiny may cause. Foreign investors in the United States, much like U.S. investors elsewhere, bring expertise and infusions of capital into often-struggling sectors of the U.S. economy. In a February 2006 interview with the New York Times, another former Reagan administration official, Clyde V. Prestowitz Jr., noted that the United States "need[s] a net inflow of capital of $3 billion a day to keep the economy afloat.... Yet all of the body language here is 'go away.'" And, as Secretary Powell once remarked, "money, capital, is a coward; it will go nowhere where it is put in fear." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_on_Foreign_Investment_in_the_United_States
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Kenya has recorded a compound annual growth of 77.8 per cent in the period from 2007 to 2012 in terms of foreign direct investments into other African countries, ahead of Nigeria which recorded 73.2 per cent and South Africa 66.2 per cent.
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Vietnam’s southern financial hub, Ho Chi Minh City, has seen rapid and dynamic changes as the country has transformed itself from one of the poorest countries into a lower-income market. Thanks to the government’s efforts to lift red tape, foreign investment is on the rise over the years, opening up business opportunities with new buildings now dominating the skyline and big brand shops and restaurants lining the streets. The real estate services firm Jones Lang Lasalle has even ranked Ho Chi Minh City the second fastest developing city in the world. The combination of low costs, and a young, educated workforce, is creating a recipe for economic success. "There is a big change from several years ago. Most of the business activity [don’t] need the investment licenses anymore. So the foreigners who come here, they can open restaurants, they can [start] service companies, they can open shops. Before it wasn’t easy like that, but now they’re considered the same like local companies," said Thu Tran, a senior lawyer from Global Business Service. Over the last decade, Vietnam’s GDP has grown at a healthy pace, averaging between five and six percent. But with rapid development also comes challenges. Some say now is the time to put the brakes on investment coming through the city. According to Regina Lim from Advisory and Research of Capital Markets sometimes markets can get “overly exuberant” as it did in 2007 and 2008, when the market was unable to digest the inflow of investments. She also suggests that the government manage the influx of capital and the country’s pace of growth. More on: http://www.cctvplus.com/news/20170322/8046049.shtml#!language=1 Subscribe us on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CCTVPlus CCTV+ official website: http://www.cctvplus.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cctv-news-content Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewsContent.CCTVPLUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTV_Plus
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Rosalyne Muta (FEMNET) and Benedict Alaert (WIDE) present a study on the impact of trade and investments on women at the Euro-African Civil Society Forum in Lisbon 15-17 November 2007. The study was coordinated by the largest European and African Networks working on gender justice and development. http://podcasts.bond.org.uk/
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The government has cleared 13 proposals, including one of car market leader Maruti that will bring in Rs 393.36 crore of foreign direct investment into the country. Chidambaram also cleared a proposal by Maruti Suzuki India to set up an exhaust system components unit in Haryana in collaboration with Japan-based Futaba Industrial Company. A major chunk of this FDI would flow through induction of foreign stake in telecom infrastructure provider Aster Infrastructure Ltd.
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Best Documentary 2016 How China Dominated The World's Top Place [Top Documentary] China is a member of the WTO and is the world's largest trading power, with a total international trade value of US$3.87 trillion in 2012 Its foreign exchange reserves reached US$2.85 trillion by the end of 2010, an increase of 18.7% over the previous year, making its reserves by far the world's largest. In 2012, China was the world's largest recipient of inward foreign direct investment (FDI), attracting $253 billion. In 2014, China's foreign exchange remittances were $US64 billion making it the second largest recipient of remittances in the world. China also invests abroad, with a total outward FDI of $62.4 billion in 2012, and a number of major takeovers of foreign firms by Chinese companies. In 2009, China owned an estimated $1.6 trillion of US securities, and was also the largest foreign holder of US public debt, owning over $1.16 trillion in US Treasury bonds China's undervalued exchange rate has caused friction with other major economies,and it has also been widely criticized for manufacturing large quantities of counterfeit goods. According to consulting firm McKinsey, total outstanding debt in China increased from $7.4 trillion in 2007 to $28.2 trillion in 2014, which reflects 228% of China's GDP, a percentage higher than that of some G20 nations. Graph comparing the 2014 nominal GDPs of major economies in US$ billions, according to IMF data China ranked 29th in the Global Competitiveness Index in 2009, although it is only ranked 136th among the 179 countries measured in the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom. In 2014, Fortune's Global 500 list of the world's largest corporations included 95 Chinese companies, with combined revenues of US$5.8 trillion. The same year, Forbes reported that five of the world's ten largest public companies were Chinese, including the world's largest bank by total assets, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Watch More Like: BBC Documentary,History Channel,National Geographic,Discovery,Full Documentary,Best Documentary 2015,Documentaries,hd Documentary,Airlines,Much More.. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+vidkons https://twitter.com/vidkons https://www.facebook.com/Vidkons-2119390091532939/?ref=hl https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAUmT1nDD5Ucdw9JZFoD2g https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpAUmT1nDD5Ucdw9JZFoD2g/videos
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International Finance by Dr. Arun K. Misra, Department of Management, IIT Kharagpur. For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in
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Turkish companies made a total of $6.8 billion in foreign direct investment last year, according to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Monday, That was an increase of 89 percent from the previous year, the report said. UNCTAD said that companies in Turkey have consistently increased the level of outward of foreign direct investment in recent years, apart from a slight decline in 2013. The report showed that the overall share of total global FDI undertaken by companies in developing-economies rose to 36 percent in 2014, while it was just 12 percent in 2007. FDI from emerging economies increased 30 percent in 2014, according to report. Developing Asia has become, for the first time, the world's largest investor in other countries, with $440 billion investment abroad, followed by North America ($390 billion) and Europe ($286 billion). Hong Kong and China were the second and the third largest investors in the world, after the United States. Among the 20 largest investors, nine were either from developing or transition economies, included Hong Kong, China, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Chile, Kuwait and Taiwan. Last year, foreign investments from Japan, world's third largest economy, shrank 16.3 percent to $114 billion, a decline second only to that of Africa, where FDI dropped 20.6 percent to $11 billion. UNCTAD said separately that the world's second largest economy, China, was the top destination for foreign direct investment in 2014, edging the U.S. out of that position for the first time since 2003.
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Bloomstart Ltd. presents to you the following facts about Bulgaria: A sustainable growth, a stable political and economic environment combines for the overall attractiveness of Bulgaria: EU and NATO membership, high GDP growth, low corporate tax and a stable political situation. (10%) Decreasing interest rate trend: legal and financial sectors in Bulgaria are becoming more established, offering improving mortgage vehicles, a stable purchasing structure: • Current mortgage interest rates of 6-8% provided by local banks (DSK, Piraeus, First Investment Bank, UBB, etc.....) • alternative real estate financing on the rise (leasing scheme) Increased foreign direct and indirect investment in Bulgaria: • FDI stands for 9.7% of the Bulgaria GDP in 2005 (Austria, Greece, Germany) • FDI inflow forecast at 3 billion EUR for 2006 (2.4 billion in 2005) Foreign direct and indirect investment in Bulgaria is determined by: • the full EU and NATO membership • growing economy with currency tied to EURO • the government continuing to stimulate private investment through a tax cut -- corporate tax were reduced to 15% in 2005 and has been lowered to 10 % since the 1st of January • expanding tourist industry: o net revenue from tourism in 2005: 1 billion (+12% compared toBSR_General_Brochure0003_copy.jpg 2004) o tourism stands for 12% of the Bulgarian GDP o 43% tourist increases between 2002 and 2006 o 36% British tourists between 2004 and 2005: 1.2 million British tourists expected to choose Bulgaria as their holiday destination in 2008 (100,000 in 2002 to 400,000 in 2005) o 122% Irish tourists between 2004 and 2005 Stable macroeconomic indicators: • strong GDP growth: 5.3% on average between 2002 and 2006 • inflation for the first 6 month in 2006 stands at 2.9% (6% in 2002) unemployment rate has steadily decreased to 8.6% by Oct 06 (16% in 2003) • improved credit rating: BBB Highly competitive Business environment: • lowest operating costs in eastern Europe: average salary of 200 € in June 2006 (850 € Croatia, 700 € Czech republic, 600 € Hungary, 300 € Romania) • solid legal framework • Excellent technical skills of the workforce • Excellent educational system Growth potential: • fast developing real estate market • liberal foreign investment laws of improving bank mortgage system • stable political and economic environment • excellent return on investment: as in any under-saturated market, the pioneers have taken greater risks and enjoyed greater returns. And, as those markets begin to mature and stabilize, more conservative large-scale investors are entering them, knowing they would be looking at a relative more modest profit but in a more secure environment: o 50% capital return in 2004 o 36% capital gain appreciation in 2005 o 18% average property appreciation for 2006 o 22,6% increase just for June, July and August of 2007 • lack of currency risk (BGN pegged to the EURO under stable currency board) • significant foreign investment in real estate (in 2006, out of 261000 forecasted to be closed, foreign-residents are involved in 25% of the sales) • the prediction that property prices would double in the next five to six years is "realistic". Bulgaria still features among the top property investment destinations but fast profit opportunities are decreasing. Real estate market trends, stronger market for 3 main reasons: BSR_General_Brochure0007_copy.jpgforeigners have bought properties worth a total of 538 mln EUR in 2005: • increasing EU funding and FDI: o Bulgaria received 500 million EUR per year between 2004 and 2006 (around 2% of its GDP) o the EU will invest around 4.5 billion in Bulgaria in its first two years after accession o within the seven-year budget for the 2007-2013 period approved by the leaders of EU countries the funds for Bulgaria stand at EUR 11.113 B o and FDI flowing into the country (improvement of the infrastructure year on year) • increasing average disposable income for Bulgarians (+ 25% in five years) • decreasing interest rates on mortgages (from 14% in 2003 to 7% in 2005)
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Professor Surya Subedi author of the study guide for International Investment Law, provides an introduction to this section. The course is part of the Postgraduate Laws degree provided by the University of London International Programmes.
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http://www.profitableinvestingtips.com/investing-tips/offshore-investment-timing Offshore Investment Timing By www.ProfitableInvestingTips.com We wrote recently about timing stock investments. The bottom line is that while fundamentals drive stock prices technical analysis of the market can accurately assess when an asset price has hit its top or bottom. This information is good to keep in mind for offshore investment timing. A case in point is Brazil which seemed set to become the superpower of Latin America and is now struggling even as it hosts the soccer world cup and is set to host the next summer Olympics. Fundamental analysis of business in Brazil before the recession looked great but to the technical analyst there were way too many overpriced assets. Using Brazil pre and post-recession as an example here are a few thoughts about offshore investment timing. Where the Money Goes and Why Successful foreign direct investment follows a strict set of guidelines. A successful investment involves continued growth, low or at least reasonable asset price, political and social stability and the ability to take earnings and spend them elsewhere. Obviously there are a lot of dictatorships in the world where investing could be profitable except for the risk of having all of ones assets confiscated by the local strongman. And there are nations where you can make lots of profits but you cannot get your earnings back into dollars to pay dividends back home. And there are countries that show great promise and attract lots of investment and where prices go way too high before the fall. This was the case with Brazil. The following table is borrowed from our Foreign Direct Investment articles from February of 2014. Foreign Direct Investment Comparison of 2007 and 2012 In Billions of USD Taken from the United Nations World Investment Report 2013 Nation 2007 2012 European Union 859 323 UK 200 71 France 96 37 Germany 80 67 North America, incl. Mexico 363 408 Canada 117 54 USA 216 329 Mexico 31 26 Japan 23 123 China 84 84 China, Hong Kong 62 83 South Korea 9 33 India 25 9 South Africa 6 4 Russian Federation 57 51 Brazil 35 -3 Please note the entry for Brazil at the bottom of the table. This simple comparison shows billions of foreign dollars invested in a country in 2007 on the eve of the recession and five years later in 2012. In 2007 Brazil received $84 Billion in foreign direct investment, compared to $216 billion for the USA, $117 Billion for Canada and $31 Billion for Mexico. In 2012 the USA received $329 Billion. Both Canada and Mexico fell to $54 Billion and $26 Billion respectively. But, Brazil saw a withdrawal of $3 Billion in foreign assets in 2012. This flight of capital from Brazil is a lesson in foreign investment timing. The IBOVESPA, the Brazilian stock exchange index was less than 20,000 and rose to 72,500 in May 2008. It subsequently fell to 31,400 by October 2008. Despite a recovery in 2009 the IBOVESPA has settled into the 50,000 range for the last year. This index is a composite of the BM&F Bovespa market. A more apt example for offshore investment timing is the fall from grace of Brazilian Eike Batista and his companies. Batista was said to be the 7th richest man in the world a few years ago and now his oil company, OGX on the Brazilian stock market, has filed for bankruptcy. Its stock sells for eleven cents a share on the over the counter market in the USA. The company went public in 2008 for $4.1 Billion, never coming near producing the ten billion barrels of oil its founder claimed he would bring to the market. When the oil company plummeted so did other companies in the Batista Empire. If one had invested early in this oil company and gotten out with a quick profit one would have looked like a genius. The basic point is that the booms in Brazil and especially the boom in Mr. Batista's companies were exciting and misleading. A bit of fundamental analysis would have told investors to be wary and a bit of technical analysis would have told them to run for the exits! https://youtu.be/foj6jtG2_4E
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When investing you have a choice of purchasing an asset directly, such as, buying BHP shares or investing indirectly through a managed investment. The table below sets out some of the key differences between the two: Investing Directly (for example through direct shares) . Ability to control the timing of realizing capital gains: Returns and the tax implications from direct investments are generally more predictable, as you can determine the timing for buying and selling and therefore manage the gains and losses to suit your circumstances such as delaying capital gains to those tax years when you have offsetting capital losses, or a lower income. . Choice of investments: Wide range of direct investments such as the various forms of property, shares, listed investment companies, infrastructure trusts, options, warrants, futures and many fixed interest investments. However, with limited funding, you may only be able to access one investment at a time. . Control: Direct investing gives you a strong degree of control. You decide the companies you want to invest in. This might include a preference for certain types of shares in specific sectors where you have a strong interest or access to good research. . Costs: The costs of direct investment include brokerage, fees for financial planning advice and your own time. If you invest directly in a property you will have very large costs, including stamp duty etc. . Diversification: The minimum upfront transaction costs for direct share investment make small investments across a range of equities uneconomical and difficult to manage. . Flexibility: Regular small investments, switching in and out of cash and reinvestment of income are difficult and expensive. . Ongoing Management: Most people do not have the time, interest or expertise for day-to-day management of a portfolio of direct investments. This means you may not regularly review the suitability of your investments. . Reporting: You will generally receive a number of documents outlining the amount of income/dividends paid, annual reports etc. You are required to maintain your own income and tax records including details on capital gains and capital losses. Investing Indirectly (for example through managed investments) . Ability to control the timing of realising capital gains: Income distribution, franking levels and other tax implications from managed investments can vary greatly from year to year due to the adjustment made for realised capital gains or losses within the fund. You are not able to manage the capital gain distributed as income from a managed fund, however you can control when you sell the managed fund. . Choice of investments: Managed investments offer access to markets and investments that are not readily available to an individual retail investor. Managed investments can also provide exposure to international or regional markets such as emerging markets of China, India or Eastern Europe, alternative asset classes such as infrastructure or derivatives. . Control: Although with managed investments, you have no control over which particular investments the fund manager chooses, you can have control over the type of managed investment you invest in, such as ethically responsible funds or global resources. . Costs: You may pay an entry fee as well as an annual management fee, trustee fee and fees for financial planning advice. . Diversification: The low minimum initial and ongoing costs of these investments give you easy access to immediate diversification across a number of asset classes and individual assets. You are able to invest in one managed fund and gain access to cash, fixed interest, property, Australian and international shares. . Flexibility: The flexibility of ongoing investment, the ability to reinvest income and ease of switching investments make them very attractive. . Ongoing Management: The day-to-day investment decisions for managed investments are made by professional investment managers. . Reporting: Fund managers generally report on the fund’s performance on a quarterly basis and provide an annual tax statement. This statement should provide details of assessable income, franking credits, as well as any capital gains tax liability or capital losses arising from the sale of units over the period. Mixing direct and indirect investments. From the table above, it is clear that direct and indirect investments each have their strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, it may be the best option to hold both direct investments and indirect investments. A particular investor may like to research and manage direct investments in Australian shares but feels like their knowledge of overseas markets is insufficient and therefore, prefers to rely on the expertise of a professional, via a managed fund, for their overseas investments.
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http://www.weforum.org/ 26.01.2006 Can a Ball Change the World: The Role of Sports in Development Sports, as a universal language, can play a useful role in promoting national development and improving the lives of rural and local communities, particularly youth. 1) What are some examples where the sports industry has actively played a role in development? 2) How much investment can developing countries justify in promoting sports, compared to other urgent social programmes? 3) Can sports bring other benefits, such as foreign direct investment, to developing countries? Joseph S. Blatter, President, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Switzerland Charles Denson, President, Nike Brand, Nike, USA Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pelé), World Cup Soccer Champion and Director, Empresas Pelé, Brazil Jacques Rogge, President, International Olympic Committee (IOC), Lausanne David J. Stern, Commissioner, National Basketball Association (NBA), USA Mel Young, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Homeless World Cup, United Kingdom; Social Entrepreneur Moderated by Angelo Codignoni, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eurosport, France
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Uganda's economic stability and its membership with regional economic blocs have helped boost the country's fortunes in attracting foreign direct investments. Trade Ministry officials contend that the country's East African Community and COMESA membership, at a time when it has discovered commercially viable oil deposits, have helped raise its stature as a good investment destination. For more news visit http://www.ntvuganda.co.ug Follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/ntvuganda Like our FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/NTVUganda
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Marcopolis.net Video Interview with Nabil Itani, Chairman and General Manager of Investment and Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL), also available here http://marcopolis.net/fdi-in-lebanon-regional-instability-2007.htm The amoung of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Lebanon is still within acceptable levels, says IDAL. To read the full transcript of the MarcoPolis interview with Nabil Itani, Chairman and General Manager of Investment and Development Authority of Lebanon (IDAL) visit Marcopolis.net webpage http://marcopolis.net/investment-in-lebanon-where-to-invest-in-lebanon-0907.htm
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Professor Surya Subedi author of the study guide for International Economic law provides an introduction to section C. This course the part of the Postgraduate Laws degree provided by the University of London International Programmes.
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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Foreign direct investment in emerging economies has held up in 2015 but, as fDi Magazine editor-in-chief Courtney Fingar explains to Jonathan Wheatley, editor of EM Squared, two large countries are masking a decline among smaller ones. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes
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A single Finnish company invested the equivalent of almost half of all French investment in Russia, President Vladimir Putin told his counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). “Finland’s Fortum invested €6 billion in Russia, while the whole of France invested €15 billion,” Putin said jokingly. Moments earlier, the French President boasted about the figure, proudly stating his country was second among Russia's foreign direct investors. Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia May 24, 2018. Kirill KudryavtsevFrance signs contracts for €1bn direct investment to Russia According to Putin, the Finnish energy firm was an example that the Russian economy is open to foreign investment, pointing out that the company was given access to sensitive objects in Siberia. The Russian president said France is an old and reliable partner of Russia, as well as Germany. "We very much count on the fact that our French friends, companies will develop in Russia, will receive income and profit.” Putin also noted that Russian-French business ties are diversified since the countries work in many spheres from space to pharmaceuticals. But Russia's leading economic partner is now China, not France or Germany, Putin pointed out. “Trade with Europe was worth $450 billion once, now it has fallen by half. With China, trade is going to reach $100 billion soon,” the president said. Macron, who spoke before Putin at SPIEF, said that France wants to become the largest direct investor in Russia. "The source of motivation is that our French enterprises now employ 170,000 Russian citizens,” he said. The French president added that, in the last 10 years, no French company quit the Russian market despite the troubles in the Russian economy, it is a “strong signal”. Subscribe to Russia Insight https://www.youtube.com/c/RussiaInsight?sub_confirmation=1 Donate Bitcoin 17svLdxJmzf8GyehbpqVpbiJhxs8j66G26 Donate Litecoin LbCxkRx7ikFbZiHt69nc2hVrAeakqdFo7t Donate Ethereum 0xd760DEedaA49Ff2C8BdfeB7f332b407EDe272b18
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As the Indonesian government announces it will offer $19 billion in projects to foreign investors, a 2007 Gallup Poll reveals that 59% of Indonesians said that when foreign companies invest in their country it will help the Indonesian economy.
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rise in foreign investment in Iran, despite sanctions since 79 victory
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The European Union’s fastest GDP growth rate of over 4 per cent in 2013 and the recent adoption of the euro are not the only factors that make Latvia an attractive foreign direct investment destination. For example, Mexican CEMEX, one of the world's largest building materials suppliers and cement producers, chose Latvia almost a decade ago. "Through an analysis of the region and where the attractive markets were and also the markets where the talent pool of engineers is relevant, we decided that Latvia was a market to expand in. So in 2007, we took a decision to expand our manufacturing investing over €300 million," says Graham Russell, CEO, CEMEX Baltic Region. Today, the company has expanded to the other Baltic countries, Finland, Sweden and Russia. Alise Pīka, Deputy Head of the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia in the UK, confirms that Western companies choose Riga for their headquarters serving the CIS market and Russian companies open their offices in Latvia, thus being close to home and still operating from inside the European Union. A video produced by konceptia.com
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한국기업의 해외직접투자 500억달러 육박…역대 최고 Foreign direct investment by Korean companies reached a yearly record-high of nearly 50-billion U.S. dollars last year. Data released by the Ministry of Economy and Finance on Friday shows that combined overseas investment rose by nearly 12-percent from the previous year to around 49-point-8-billion dollars as of the end of last year. Steep rises were seen in the manufacturing sector, particularly in areas related to semiconductor facility investment,... mainly in China and Vietnam. It was followed by investment related to the finance and insurance sectors. By region, Asia saw the most investment, followed by Europe and North America. Arirang News Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtvnews
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Corporate real estate investment in Italy hit €11bn in 2017, almost matching the strong pre-crisis levels seen in 2007. Piergiorgio Borgogelli, CEO of the italian trade agency, tells Jacopo Dettoni at MIPIM that foreign investors are behind this latest investment drive, and shares his view on the future of Italian reforms as general elections in March led to a hung parliament in Rome.
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Kauser BHUIYAN Discusses Stock Market and Foreign Investments on NTV
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http://www.profitableinvestingtips.com/profitable-investing-tips/surviving-a-stock-market-crash Surviving a Stock Market Crash What is the trick to surviving a stock market crash? One of our readers posed this question after we gave our thoughts recently about the Next Big Stock Market Crash. It is our opinion that there are a lot of hidden economic factors in China that could drag that economy down and take much of Asia and the developing world along for the roller coaster ride. The trick to surviving a stock market crash is to anticipate and prepare. As such we have written about issues such as when to sell stocks and following direct foreign investment as a means of seeing where the smart money is going these days. As the US Federal Reserve reduces its quantitative easing stimulus program, interest rates are going up in the USA and taking the value of the dollar along for the ride. This is one of the factors that are pulling money out of so called developing economies. Our first suggestion for surviving a stock market crash is to avoid being over extended as some of these economies falter. What stocks will be hurt as the global economy weakens, China's real estate bubble bursts, and countries that depend largely on raw material exports to China see their orders dry up? These are not just foreign stocks but companies like Caterpillar, CAT, that depend on global construction projects for their success. And we end with the reminder that more often than not, cash is king. Panama Instead of Brazil If you are going to invest offshore you need to do your own research. Lots of folks rushed in and invested in Brazil when things were hot and now are licking their wounds. As China orders dry up Brazil is hurting. A lot of foreign direct investment just up and walked away. ($35 Billion invested in 2007 and $3 Billion pulled out in 2012) On the other hand the little country of Panama had foreign direct investment of $1.8 Billion in 2007 and $1.6 Billion in 2012. Panama has the Panama Canal that pumps a billion dollars of cash directly into the national treasury each year. It is a major transportation hub and has strong banking and insurance sectors. When the canal expansion finally gets finished it will only mean more riches for this nation. Panama exports a lot of watermelons and bananas to North America and Europe and does not worry about Chinese orders drying up for oil, coal or steel. Picking an economy offshore that will continue to thrive in good and bad times is part of the trick to surviving a stock market crash. Investing and Holding Cash at Home When economies suffer, equities fall in price and real estate goes for a song. Having a cash reserve gets you through the bad times and allows you to buy when prices are at their lowest. To the extent that you stay in stocks, consider utilities as they continue to make money selling electricity even when folks are not going out to the restaurant, taking vacations or buying an iPhone. When the dollar is strong is not the time for investing in gold but it can be a good time for investing in consumer goods companies or breweries as folks always need soap and can usually find money for a beer, or a six pack, with which to celebrate their good fortune or drown their sorrows. http://youtu.be/E0gBAa0ZKv4
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What is Balance of Payment ( BOP ) https://youtu.be/QuQG1t5WGxI International Monetary Quota https://youtu.be/_z-VtDFwmPU International Monetary Fund https://youtu.be/-apkO3OyrkE Meaning International Finance is an important part of financial economics. It mainly discusses the aspects related with monetary interactions of at least two or more countries. It is concerned with subjects such as exchange rates of currencies, monetary systems of the world, foreign direct investment (FDI), procuement or allocation of funds and other important aspects associated with international financial management. Like international trade and business, international finance exists due to the fact that economic activities of businesses and governments get affected by the existence of nations. It is a known fact that countries often borrow and lend from each other. In such trades, many countries use their own currencies. Therefore, we must understand how the currencies compare with each other. Moreover, we should also have a good understanding of how these goods are paid for and what is the determining factor of the prices that the currencies trade at. international finance organisation 1. The World Bank, 2. International Finance Corporation (IFC), 3. International Monetary Fund (IMF), 4. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Why Do We Have International Finance? We have international finance because we live in an era of globalization. Businesses buy and sell goods abroad, countries often borrow money from each other and organizations increasingly operate on an international scale. An international system of finance helps to keep the peace between nations in this globalized world. Without a system of regulating cross-border financial transactions, each nation would act in its own self-interest. The chance of international conflict is high Who's Involved in International Finance? The International Finance Corporation, World Bank, the National Bureau of Economic Research and the International Monetary Fund play roles in international finance. The World Bank, for example, provides finance and advice to assist middle-and-poor-income countries, while the IMF provides advice, policy recommendations and loans to its 189 member countries to promote economic stability. If a country needs a precautionary loan to stop it from falling into an economic crisis, it would approach the IMF. Importance 1.) International finance is an important tool to find the exchange rates, compare inflation rates, get an idea about investing in international debt securities, ascertain the economic status of other countries and judge the foreign markets. 2.) Access to captial market across the world enables a country to borrow during tough time and lend during good time. 3.) It promot domestic investment and growth through captial import. 4.) International finance leads to healthy competition and hence a more effective banking system. 5.) It provide information on vital areas of investment and leads to effective captial allocation. Nature and scope 1.) International trade and Finance: Modes of International trade and Balance of payments, Official Reserve account, International independence, domestic and foreign trade, components of International Financial system, foreign exchange market, International Currency market 2.) International Financial Market Instruments: International equities, International Bonds, Secondary Market operation of InternationalSecurities, Short term and Medium term Instruments. 3.) Export Import Procedures and Documentation: Terms of Export Import Order, Letter of Credit, Bill of Exchange, 4.) Foreign Direct Investment: Costs and Benefits of FDI, Strategy for FDI, Control of MNCs, Theories of FDI – a. Industrial Organization Theory, b. Product cycle Theory, c. Currency Based Approach
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PROMEXICO is the Mexican Government institution in charge of strengthening Mexico's participation in the international economy. With this objective in mind, the institution supports the export activity of companies established in the country and coordinates actions to attract foreign direct investment to national territory. ProMexico was established on June 13, 2007, through Presidential Decree, as a sectoral public trust under the Ministry of the Economy, and operates through a network of 25 offices throughout Mexico and more than 27 offices abroad.
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http://www.profitableinvestingtips.com/investing-tips/asset-bubble-investment-risks Asset Bubble Investment Risks By www.ProfitableInvestingTips.com It is getting increasingly difficult to find low priced investments. At the root of this issue is that the largest economies of the world have been printing money and driving down interest rates. The primary reason for this is that roughly seven trillion in assets disappeared with the 2008 market crash. The USA, European nations and Great Britain have been doing this to stimulate their economies. The problem now is there appears to be too much cash chasing too few assets all over the world. Our concern here is multiple asset bubble investment risks. We have previously speculated about the after effects of the collapse of the Chinese real estate bubble. Now we can add American Corn Belt crop land at $10,000 an acre and $240 million apartments in London. These asset bubble investment risks are not only germane to the individual investor but to all investors. What does a little fundamental analysis of this dilemma tell us? An Interconnected World My father was a small town businessman in Middle America. He remembered having lunch at the café across from his office shortly after the 1929 stock market crash. The consensus of the main street crowd as well as the farmers was that people losing all of their money on Wall Street had little to do with the lives of folks in the Corn Belt. It was only a couple of years later when previously employed hobos rode the rails and came to my grandfather’s back door offering to do any sort of work for a bowl of soup and permission to sleep in the barn out back over night. My father burned corn in the stove of his small office because it was cheaper than coal. The world was more interconnected in the 1930s than small town America had imagined and it is hugely more interconnected today. A fall in the high end housing market in London will not just hurt the Arab prince or Russian tycoon who bought the $240 million apartment. It will hurt the banks that provide credit for homes and businesses in the broader world. So, there are numerous asset bubble risks to think about. How does one use investment risk management to still make a buck and avoid being wiped out in the next downturn. Pick the Most Stable and Desirable Economy There may well be asset bubble investment risks everywhere but where will the fallout be less? And where are the odds better that current economic policy will succeed? The answer is, as usual, follow the money. Take a look at a snippet from the 2013 United Nations World Investment Report that we published in our article about Foreign Direct Investment. Foreign Direct Investment Comparison of 2007 and 2012 In Billions of USD Taken from the United Nations World Investment Report 2013 Nation 2007 2012 European Union 859 323 UK 200 71 France 96 37 Germany 80 67 North America, incl.Mexico 363 408 Canada 117 54 USA 216 329 Mexico 31 26 Japan 23 123 China 84 84 China, Hong Kong 62 83 South Korea 9 33 India 25 9 South Africa 6 4 Russian Federation 57 51 Brazil 35 -3 The flow of money changed after the market crash of 2008 and years later a different set of nations are attracting investment. The USA, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong are top spots for foreign investment. There may be asset bubble investment risks everywhere but the stronger and more stable economies will weather any storm more successfully. As always do your own homework and do not find yourself bidding for an already overpriced asset because you are afraid of missing out. It could well be that you will be able to buy that same asset in a couple of years for half the cost! http://youtu.be/Su7_jKHHoEs
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Foreign Direct investment a blessing and a curse for India? 3/5 | Kelvi Neram | 13.11.2015 | News7 Tamil Subscribe : https://bitly.com/SubscribeNews7Tamil Facebook: http://fb.com/News7Tamil Twitter: http://twitter.com/News7Tamil Website: http://www.ns7.tv News 7 Tamil Television, part of Alliance Broadcasting Private Limited, is rapidly growing into a most watched and most respected news channel both in India as well as among the Tamil global diaspora. The channel’s strength has been its in-depth coverage coupled with the quality of international television production.
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VO The Lao government will promote foreign direct investment with Japan by improving the country's legal process INTRO: The Lao government will promote foreign direct investment with Japan by improving the country's legal process According to the Minister of Planning and Investment, improving the country's legal process, especially laws related to investment. Details with our news team Thipphaphone Vongphothong STORY: Speaking at the seventh annual Lao-Japan Public and Private Sector Dialogue or Lao-Japan PPSD meeting in Vientiane where attended by Ambassador of Japan to Laos, Hiroyuki Kishino, along with public sector officials and business leaders from the two countries Minister of Planning and Investment, Somdy Duangdy said the meeting was a platform for the business sectors of Japanese and Laos to discuss ways to improve the business climate between the two sides. He said, it is a continuation of cooperation between the Lao and Japanese business sectors to seek a proper solution to the remaining barriers in business cooperation and to improve business operations. According to him, the Lao government places a priority on investment in the private sector in Laos and has welcomed foreign direct investment by improving laws on investment and other regulations since 1988. The latest set of laws for investment was introduced in 2009 to attract more investment in Laos. According to the Minister of Planning and Investment said, from 1990 to 2012 Japan had investment in 88 projects in Laos, worth almost US$ 400 million, and Japan was ranked sixth for foreign investment in Laos. At the meeting, Lao delegates presented their new action plan in response to new recommendations, which were presented by Japan last year, to help stimulate investment. Participants also heard about the steps being taken by the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Lao authorities to address and clarify legal and policy procedures as well as taxation and accounting practices that can deter Japanese companies from investing in Laos. Interview: Hiroyuki Kishino, Ambassador of Japan to Laos .... English... According to Ambassador of Japan to Laos, Hiroyuki Kishino, The first meeting of the two parties was held in 2007, during which Japan proposed a series of recommendations to help promote investment in Laos. A year later, at the second meeting, Lao delegates presented Japan with their action plan to implement the recommendations. Interview: Hiroyuki Kishino, Ambassador of Japan to Laos .... English... Since then, the annual meeting has been organised using the same process to improve the investment climate in the country.
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Costa Rica Investment World is the one and only event in Latin America related foreign direct investment. It will take place 14-15th April 2010 in San Jose, Costa Rica. Visit: www.crinvestmentworld.com for further information. Another event by PROCOMER (The Foreign Trade Corporation of Costa Rica www.procomer.com)
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India crosses $300 billion milestone India has received over US $300 billion US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) milestone between April 2000 and September 2016. The cumulative FDI inflows during the period amounted to US $310.26 billion. With this, India firmly established its credentials as a safe investment destination in the world. Important Facts 33% of the FDI came through the Mauritius route. India received US $101.76 billion dollar from Mauritius between April 2000 and September 2016. Top Destinations: Mauritius route is preferred by investors because they wanted to take advantage of India’s double taxation avoidance treaty (DTAA) with the island nation. Besides Mauritius, other big investors have been from Singapore, US, UK and the Netherlands. Sector wise: India’s services sector received maximum 18% of the cumulative equity FDI inflows. It was followed by construction development, computer software & hardware, telecommunication and automobile. Liberalisation of the FDI policy framework supplemented by major national development programmes such as Make in India, Skill India and Digital India besides increasing competitiveness, have made India the preferred choice for investors globally. Global FDI Status According to the World Investment Report 2016 released by UNCTAD, global FDI flows rose by 38% to $ 1.76 trillion. It is the highest level since the global economic and financial crisis began in 2008. However, it still remains some 10% short of the 2007 peak. The FDI flows in 2016 are expected to decline by 10-15%, reflecting fragility of global economy, persistent weakness of aggregate demand, effective policy measures to curb tax inversion deals. Besides, elevated geopolitical risks and regional tensions may further amplify the expected downturn of FDI flows. Buy our Emailupdate course and get all our pdfs free + many other stuff :- http://imojo.in/f1y62b Buy full Uttar Pradesh PCS UPPCS study package for UPPCS 2017 PRe+ Mains + UP Exams :- http://imojo.in/9nv1nt Buy Full Study Package for BPSC /Bihar PCS -2016 ( 60-62 CCE ) :- PRelims + Mains :- http://imojo.in/BPSCStudyPackage Buy full Uttarakhand PCS UKPSC 2016 Study Package for PRe+ Mains :- http://imojo.in/UKPSCStudyPackage Buy Full RAS Rajasthan PCS Pre + Mains Study Package from Here :- http://imojo.in/36hmxf Our Online Store link :- https://www.instamojo.com/studyforcivilservices/ Please Contribute towards Study for Civil Services :- http://imojo.in/ContributetoSCS Useful for Exams like UPSC , IAS , IPS , IFS , State PCS Exams like UPPCS/UKPSC/MPPCS/RAS/BPSC/CGPSC , SSC Exams , Banking Exams , IBPS, RRB , RBI , NET , SSB , CDS , NDA , SCRA , Railway Exams , Banking clerk exams , HTET Exams and Various Other Competitive Exam
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South Africa, which recorded a strong rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2008, might still show increased inflows for 2009, despite estimates that global flows would slump from $1,7-trillion in 2008 to $1,2-trillion this year on the back of the global economic crisis.
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Vietnam’s economy has the potential to thrive this year with more foreign direct investment (FDI) and export revenue, but low productivity remains a concern, economists said.Last month, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) lifted its economic growth forecast for Vietnam to 6.7percent in 2018 from its previous projections of 6.3to 6.5percent.The World Bank gave a more conservative forecast of 6.5percent.After a 10-year high GDP growth of 6.81 percent in 2017, the government expects the economy to expand 6.5-6.7percent this year.Being an export oriented economy, Vietnam's somewhat surprisingly fast growth last year owed a lot to the recovering global economy, which expanded 3 percent in 2017, the highest rate since 2011.This trend will continue, said economist Vo Tri Thanh.Vietnam’s export revenue expanded by 21 percent last year against 2016 to $213.7billion, the highest in the past five years.Following what Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called a “year of records”, the country is targeting export growth of 7-8 percent this year.Investors are positive too, and the sentiment is forecast to continue in 2018 stemmed from confidence in Vietnam’s economic prospects, economist Nguyen Tri Hieu told VnExpress International.The favorable investment climate will be aided by projected stable foreign currency, inflation and interest rates in 2018, Hieu said.Following 10-year highs in the third quarter of 2017, the VN-Index, a capitalization-weighted index of all the companies listed on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, surpassed 1,000 points on January 3 for the first time since the global financial crisis in 2007.RongViet Securities Corporation in Saigon said in a report that the VN-Index will increase at least 17 percent this year or even 67 percent in its best scenario, meaning it could end the year somewhere between 1,170 and 1,640.The market will be boosted by interests from the foreign sector, said Nguyen The Minh, a senior analyst at Saigon Securities Incorporation.Foreign investors made more than $1 billion of net purchases last year, the highest amount in five years, and they will continue to stick around for more privatization of public giants.Foreign direct investment inflow in 2017 also fared well by reaching $35.88 billion, up 44 percent against 2016, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment - another 10 year high."The FDI scene in the economy continues to thrive," Forbes quoted Dustin Daugherty, senior associate in business intelligence with consultancy firm Dezan Shira & Associates in Ho Chi Minh City, as saying."While a lot of attention is paid to big name deals, the number of small to medium-sized enterprises and smaller multinational company investors continues to tick up, and enthusiasm is very high." Foreign investors in the likes of electronics and polyester yarn factories still love Vietnam for its low costs, abundance of labor and matter-of-fact permitting process, analysts on the ground said."I think next year will be as go
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