The paper “ Economics of International Business” is an outstanding variant of the assignment on macro & microeconomics. Though it seems like a long time ago, it was only 2007-2008 when the foreign direct investment and global economic performance decreased to all-time lows. During that past recent period of global economic recession, the business performance of many industries was at a standstill, if not a decline. The housing market seemed to collapse, the banking industry experienced financial crises, the rate of unemployment was at an unprecedented rise, and consumption was falling, which lead to 2 years of delayed investment and stagnant growth (Davidson, 2012).
Therefore, foreign direct investment experienced a major strike from 2008 to 2009, with a significant rebound in 2010. Today, investors are seemingly ready to resume business as the future business performance appears promising. Despite the fiscal policy stalemate, as well as unresolved debt issues affecting many developed countries across the world, most international investors are surprisingly positive about global economic progress. Top in the list of the FDI Attractiveness Index is the United States (U. S.), which has resumed the 1st position for the second time since 2001.
Indeed, the United States has made significant progress towards sustainable and steady growth through working to solve its debt issues, as well as other broader fiscal challenges. Despite this, the country is operating within the context of severe policy uncertainty. The other countries in the top this year include China (2nd), Brazil (3rd), Canada (4th), India (5th), Australia (6th), Germany (7th), United Kingdom (8th), Mexico (9th), and Singapore (10th). Essentially, Canada and Australia are popular for their eccentric minerals and fossil fuels, while the United Kingdom and Germany are known to offer investment opportunities, which are perceived as reliable and safe despite their specific, ongoing political and debt issues.
At the same time, emerging markets progress charging ahead. In this regard, emerging markets account for 16 out of the top 25 FDI Attractive Index, with China being 2nd, Brazil is 3rd, and India is position 5.
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