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Determinants of foreign direct investment in the mining sector in Asia: A comparison between China and India

  • Vivoda, Vlado
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    The aim of this paper is to assess the conditions that influence foreign direct investment in the mineral industries of China and India. The paper first surveys literature on the determinants of foreign direct investment to identify key conditions, under which host countries attract mining FDI. It then builds an evaluative framework which allows for comparative analysis. The paper then comparatively evaluates the performance of foreign investment regimes that govern mineral industries in China and India. Its findings show that the overall conditions for foreign mining investment in China and India are not favourable and that substantial policy, regulatory and other changes in both countries need to be made if more investment is to flow.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Resources Policy.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 49-59

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jrpoli:v:36:y:2011:i:1:p:49-59
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