Over-sweetening the deal

Over-sweetening the deal: how US states use incentives to attract investment

Local authorities in the US have long considered incentives to be a good way of attracting companies to invest in their city or state. But with many local budgets suffering from enormous deficits and a long list of companies that have failed to deliver the level of investment or job creation that was expected of them, is this the best way to spend public money?

Asia-Pacific outperforms Latam for automotive OEM FDI

FDI into the Asia-Pacific automotive OEM and automotive components sectors far outweighs investment into the Latin American automotive industry, with nearly three times as many projects.

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South Korea looks to close the gap between inward and outward FDI

While South Korean firms have profited greatly from making investments abroad, the country's GDP is failing to reflect their success. If the domestic economy is to grow in the same way as the large conglomerates, the South Korean government must look to close the gap between investments going in and out of the country by attracting more FDI.

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Carmakers fuelling Asian growth

Car manufacturing was among the hardest-hit sectors during the global financial crisis. However, the industry is undergoing a revival in Asia, where it is helping to drive the region's recent economic growth.

Toyota leads the way as auto-makers increase the number of FDI projects in 2011

The automotive sector has seen an increased number of investments in  2011 compared to 2010, with Toyota, Volkwagen and Ford leading the way with the most investments.

Argentina, Brazil and Mexico increase their appeal to automobile industry

Argentina, Brazil and Mexico are all enjoying increasing levels of FDI, especially in the automotive industry.

India set to attract record number of automotive projects in 2011

The number of automotive projects in India has been steadily increasing over the past six years, and with a large number of projects already recorded in 2011, the trend looks set to continue.

Russia set for increase in automotive FDI

Russia could be Europe's largest car market by 2020

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When Korea came calling

The deal that ended with the building of a $1bn assembly plant for South Korean car manufacturer Kia in a rural US state has had wide-reaching implications, both economic and cultural. And although there has been a price to pay on both sides, it appears to be outweighed by the benefits

Car part supply sector makes inroads into emerging markets

As original equipment manufacturers up their presence in developing countries, the auto parts industry is following close behind

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