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Is the European Union ready for foreign direct investment from emerging markets?

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  • Clifton, Judith
  • Díaz-Fuentes, Daniel

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This chapter asks whether the European Union Member States are ready for inward Foreign Direct Investment from the Emerging Markets. It concludes that European Union Member States have relatively open Foreign Direct Investment regimes in the international context, and yet instances of protectionism have been apparent in the recent period. However, protectionism has occurred both vis-a-vis Foreign Direct Investment from the Global South as well as from within the European Union, particularly in the so-called 'strategic' industries.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 33036.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Keywords: Foreign Direct Investment; European Union; Emerging Markets; Protectionism; 'Strategic' industries; Sovereign Wealth Funds. Electricity. Multinational Enterprises;

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