Who are the direct competitors of the UK in terms of inward FDI in the EU? Dr Antonios Kalyvas and Dr Theodora Bermpei give an analysis based on FDI similarity indices and identify the post-Brexit policy implications.
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UK FDI data
Top sources for FDI into the UK by project numbers (2010-2015)
Based on data from fDi Markets, North America and closely followed by Western Europe were the top source markets (80% collectively) for FDI projects into the UK between 2010-2015.
To say it has been an eventful 12 months would be an understatement. Yet amid Trump, Brexit and the rise of populism and protectionism, demonised multinationals and under-pressure IPAs the world over have been upping their game and getting business done. Courtney Fingar looks on in awe.
Democrats and Republicans are promising a redrafting of international trade and investment laws in the run-up to the presidential election, but their approaches are markedly different.
Asia will be watching the new US president carefully, especially his approach to the issues that most affect the region, namely the economy and defence, says Lawrence Yeo.
Continental rivals will swoop if the UK cannot create a convincing post-Brexit culture for investment.
The Brexit vote may seem remote from the Middle East, but the UK's historic links to the region and globalisation mean there will be a ripple effect.
The Impact of Brexit on FDI into the UK: Recommendations for Investment Promotion Strategy
WAVTEQ Ltd, a global FDI consulting firm, have published a new study “The Impact of Brexit on FDI into the UK: Recommendations for Investment Promotion Strategy.” This working paper was independently published with the objective to understand the impact of Brexit on FDI to the United Kingdom and to provide recommendations for the UK's future investment promotion strategy.
Key findings include:
- FDI is more important to the UK than for any other G7 economy.
- The Centre for European Performance expects that FDI in the UK will decline by 22% due to Brexit.
- There are over 23,000 foreign owned companies in the UK, which in 2014 had turnover (revenues) of £1.3 trillion.
- FDI in Northern Ireland, Scotland and the South East (including London) is most at risk if the UK does not join the single market.
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British American Tobacco is looking to acquire Reynolds American in a deal worth $47bn, which would be one of the largest to come out of the UK in the post-Brexit environment.
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IPAs from all over Europe are eyeing a piece of the UK's foreign investment inflows as uncertainty clouds the mind of investors in the aftermath of the June 23 referendum in which the country voted to leave the EU. Jacopo Dettoni reports.
'The Northern Powerhouse' was one of former UK prime minister David Cameron's flagship projects, but changes in the government following the vote to leave the EU led to worries it would be quietly ditched. Roz Hanna looks at what the future holds for the initiative.
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The UK’s decision to leave the EU is forcing Indian investors to reconsider their operations in the country, particularly regarding steel production and IT services.
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EU cities are courting London's financial community post-Brexit, but the uncertainty about what happens next and the inertia that ties firms to the UK's capital means there are unlikely to be any quick decisions about businesses leaving the City.
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