Developed economies remain important sources of FDI but are not accompanied by major developing countries such as the BRIC, the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Korea and Turkey. Indeed, China is consistently ranked the most promising source of FDI, together with the United States.
Among the developed economies, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany and France are ranked as the most promising developed-economy investors, underscoring their continuing role in global FDI flows. As to host economies, this year’s ranking is largely consistent with past ones, with only minor changes. South-East Asian countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, and some developed economies, such as the United Kingdom, Australia, France and Poland, gained some positions, while Japan and Mexico lost some. (figure I.28)
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