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Asian Foreign Direct Investment in Africa

Towards a New Era of Cooperation among Developing Countries

  • Author: UNCTAD
  • Publication date: May 2007
  • Page count: 214
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 07.II.D.1

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ISBN: 9789211559927

About the product

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa by developing Asian economies is growing and has the potential to reach much higher levels. The present report notes that Africa-bound FDI is still a small percentage of the rapidly climbing foreign investments being made by Asian transnational corporations. The rapid economic growth in Asia can be expected to lead to increased Asian investments in Africa, in both natural resources and manufacturing. In particular, the rapid industrial upgrading taking place in Asia provides ample opportunities for Africa to attract efficiency-seeking and export-oriented FDI from Asian economies.