Resources for Businesses Investing Overseas

Friday, June 14, 2013

Foreign investment is attractive to capital rich business’ who are looking to invest funds overseas. Their home economies may not provide ideal business environments or they may want to find high yielding opportunities abroad. Also, having the opportunity to invest in another economy helps to diversify portfolios which can mitigate risk as market volatility looms.

A number of online resources are available to business’ who are deciding where to invest their capital gain reserves overseas. These resources include the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This interactive database can be accessed from and provides information on all nations and details the top five sources and destinations of foreign and direct investment resources.

The most popular location of foreign investment and foreign acquirement according to by global consultancy company A.T. Kearney was China who has remained in the number one position destination globally as found through surveys since 2002. The U.S. has jumped back to second position after briefly falling behind India in the 2007 results.

In emerging markets three of the top five most attractive destinations for foreign investment are China, India, and Brazil. Poland jumped 16 rungs to reach sixth position. Also entering the top 25 for the first time in 2012 was Romania, Saudi Arabia, Chile, and Egypt.