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Global FDI flows under the pressure of financial crisis


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  • Vasilescu Laura GIURCA

    (Faculty of Economy and Business Administration University of Craiova, Romania)

  • Ana POPA

    (Faculty of Economy and Business Administration University of Craiova, Romania)

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    The present day international crisis is raising major concerns about the future of the world economic outlook, especially as it relates to international investment. In the short term, the negative impact of the present economic recession on global FDI prospects seems to be the dominant one. Medium-term FDI prospects are more difficult to assess, due to the exceptional magnitude of the present crisis and to the fact that it could lead to major structural changes in the world economy. Nevertheless, there are some favourable factors for FDI growth (such as investment opportunities generated by low asset prices and industry restructuring, large amounts of financial resources available in emerging countries, quick expansion of new activities and industries) and some of them are even a consequence of the crisis itself. The exact moment date of this upward change depend on a series of uncertain factors such as the process of economic and financial recovery, the efficiency of public policy in addressing the causes of the present crisis, the return of investor confidence and the ability to prevent protectionist tendencies.

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    Article provided by ASERS Publishing in its journal Journal of Applied Research in Finance.

    Volume (Year): I (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (December)
    Pages: 105-112

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    Handle: RePEc:srs:jarf12:1:v:1:y:2009:i:2:p:105-112

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    Keywords: ISD; financial crisis; mergers and acquisitions; drivers; economic growth;

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    Cited by:
    1. Rajmund Mirdala, 2011. "Financial Integration And Economic Growth In The European Transition Economies," Journal of Advanced Studies in Finance, ASERS Publishing, ASERS Publishing, vol. 0(2), pages 116-137, December.
    2. Rajmund MIRDALA, 2012. "Financial Deepening And Economic Growth In The European Transition Economies," Journal of Applied Economic Sciences, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova, Spiru Haret University, Faculty of Financial Management and Accounting Craiova, vol. 6(6(18)/ Su), pages 177-194.


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