The global capital movements are they doomed to decline? For the third consecutive year, the flow of foreign direct investments (FDI) are in decline, says the report of the united Nations Conference on trade and development (Unctad), released on Wednesday. These movements of funds made to develop a subsidiary abroad, or to influence the management of a foreign company are down 13 % in 2018. They do not exceed 1.300 billion, far short of the 2,000 billion recorded in 2015.
The tax reform, adopted by Donald Trump in 2017 to encourage american multinationals to repatriate their profits, is "largely responsible for this contraction," summarizes the report, so that by 2018, the United States hosted more than 250 billion dollars of FDI.
mergers-acquisitions international, an increase of 17%, offset in part the decline in capital transfers
The other developed nations are more affected than the emerging countries or those in transition by the decline in capital inflows. In Europe, in particular, the IDE ...Updated Date: 14 June 2019, 00:00