Asian Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Towards a New Era by United Nations

By United Nations

Overseas direct funding (FDI) in Africa via constructing Asian economies is becoming and has the capability to arrive a lot larger degrees. the current file notes that Africa-bound FDI remains to be a small percent of the speedily mountain climbing international investments being made by way of Asian transnational agencies. The swift fiscal development in Asia could be anticipated to guide to elevated Asian investments in Africa, in either ordinary assets and production. particularly, the fast commercial upgrading occurring in Asia presents considerable possibilities for Africa to draw efficiency-seeking and export-oriented FDI from Asian economies.

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Policies to enhance Asian FDI in Africa What are the policy implications from a greater recognition of the benefits from Asian FDI in Africa and of the need to increase such FDI? Increasing Asian FDI in Africa requires, first and foremost, efforts by the enterprises themselves. Ultimately, the success of firms in establishing a stronger position in the region depends on the firms recognizing the opportunities that exist and on their elaborating strategies that allow them to tap these opportunities.

The share of developing countries as a whole in world FDI outflows was 16 per cent and 11 per cent, respectively, in those two periods. The acquisition of ABSA (South Africa) by an international bank group led by Barclays Bank (United Kingdom). This relates to investment in new facilities and the establishment of new entities through entry as well as expansion as opposed to M&As, which refer to acquisitions of, or mergers with, existing local firms. com). This Malaysian company had already spent $725 million in 1996 and 1997 to purchase a controlling stake in Engen, a large South African oil refinery.

A Asian FDI in Africa: An Overview Hong Kong, China Chapter I China 17 18 Asian Foreign Direct Investment in Africa: Towards a New Era of Cooperation among Developing Countries marketing and production facilities abroad, though foreign investments in Africa have been mainly limited to market penetration efforts, largely associated with electrical and electronic products and automobiles. As for Chinese and Indian firms, it is likely that more Korean firms will soon be seeking to secure their own natural resources from Africa.

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