The Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, a regular survey of global executives conducted by management consulting firm AT Kearney, found that 15 of the most attractive 25 FDI destinations are developing markets.

Emerging markets have registered the strongest investor optimism, with India, China, Brazil, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam experiencing the most positive change in investment outlook during the past year, according to executives.

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“The world’s economic centre of power continues its perceptible shift from developed to developing markets,” commented Paul Laudicina, managing officer and chairman of AT Kearney.