A.T. Kearney’s FDI Confidence Index Finds FDI “Ready For Takeoff”
June 11, 2014
Confidence is rising.
That’s the #1 takeaway from the 2014 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index.
Key findings from this important annual survey that was released yesterday include:
Renewed Confidence in the Global Economy: Nearly four of every five investors are more optimistic about the global economy than they were a year ago. That compares to 50% in 2013 and 37% in 2012.
Return to Pre-Crisis Levels of FDI: When asked, “When will your company FDI return to pre-crisis levels of FDI,” 37% of those surveyed indicated “It already has” and 27% indicated “it will in within 2014.”
Top Countries for Investment: The United States, China, Canada, United Kingdom and Brazil top the list of the most likely countries for future investment. A ranking of the top 25 countries is provided below:
For a more in-depth look at the full study, click here.
Overall, the outlook is brightening. And that’s good news for economic development professionals around the world.