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سياسات تنمية الاستثمار الأجنبى المباشر الى الدول العربية
[Foreign Direct Investment Development Policies in the Arab Countries]


  • Alasrag, Hussien


In spite of many reforms have been taken to attract more FDI in the Arab countries, This countries still compare poorly with other developing countries, like Mexico, Brazil, Hong Kong and Singapore. This countries attracted US $ 10.78, 10.1, 13.56 and 11.41 billion respectively in year 2003.Meanwhile the Arab countries as a whole attracted US $ 8.6 billion or 5.01% of the total FDI in the developing countries and 1.54% of the total world FDI in 2003. Furthermore the total FDI flows in the Arab countries during 1992-2003 were smaller than the FDI flows in China (US $ 53.5 billion) in year 2003 only. On the other hand the investments between the Arab countries in the same period were very small since it reached US $ 20.7 billion or 44% of the total FDI flows in the Arab countries during (1995-2003).So the purpose of this paper is to review and analysis the Mechanisms for FDI Flows Motivation in The Arab Countries

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  • Alasrag, Hussien, 2005. "سياسات تنمية الاستثمار الأجنبى المباشر الى الدول العربية
    [Foreign Direct Investment Development Policies in the Arab Countries]
    ," MPRA Paper 2230, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 13 Mar 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2230

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    Arab Countries; FDI in the Arab countries; FDI Flows Motivation in The Arab Countries;

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    • F59 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Other
    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance

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