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New MIGA Report Examines Investment and Political Risk in Emerging Markets

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on December 9, 2010

by Multilateral Investments, Ensuring Opportunities Organization , December 9th, 2010.

Research also sheds light on investors’ political risk perceptions in conflict-affected and fragile economies.

The fragile and modest recovery economic recovery now under way is being led by developing countries, which are expected to remain attractive destinations for foreign direct investment (FDI), says a new MIGA report that examines FDI and risk perception trends. The report, World Investment and Political Risk 2010, says that foreign direct investment flows (FDI) into developing countries are projected to increase by 17 percent in 2010.

Political risk remains the top preoccupation for foreign investors operating in the developing world over the next three years, and the revival of FDI to these destinations calls for continued risk mitigation, including political risk insurance.

World Investment and Political Risk 2010 also examines FDI flows into conflict-affected and fragile (CAF) economies, underlining that these economies struggle to attract private capital. These are precisely the populations that need FDI the most, as economic development is an essential component of stability. (continue reading… )


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