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* Associate Professor International Law, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University; Attorney-at-law, Member of the Brussels Bar. Introduction Recent situations of States recovering from conflict show that foreign direct investment (FDI) act as a double-edged sword and

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade
Authors: Jai S. Mah and Sunyoung Noh

I. Introduction The East Asian economies led by Japan have played an important role in the world economy as international investors since the 1970s. According to Athukorala and Hill (2002) , two key factors have caused their outward foreign direct investment (OFDI): the erosion of export

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade

establishing a production base that will not only serve the members, but also the entire global economy (Amador and Teodoro, 2014). The integration is seen to rival China’s growing market with the goal of diverting foreign direct investments ( FDI ) from the mainland to ASEAN (Song, 2014). Impediments loom

In: Asian Journal of Social Science

China’s foreign direct investment in Africa’s land: hallmarks of neo-colonialism or South–South cooperation? Abutu Lawrence Okoloa* and Joseph O. Akwub aDepartment of World Economy, School of International Relations, Xiamen University, Fujian, China; bDepartment of Education Foundation, Faculty of

In: Africa Review
Author: Valeria Gattai

management of the firm (IMF 1993; OECD 1996). EUROPEAN STUDIES 27 (2009): 241-258 EU-CHINA FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: A DOUBLE-SIDED PERSPECTIVE Valeria Gattai Abstract This chapter analyzes the EU-China Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) relationship, through a double-sided perspective that considers the two

In: The European Union and China
Author: Sotonye Frank

, and consequently, FDI inflows. For example, while explaining the drop in FDI to Venezuela, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) observed that Venezuela ‘focuses on the nationalization of foreign assets rather than on foreign direct investment as a core development

In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade
Author: Samuel S. Idowu

1 Introduction Foreign direct investment ( FDI ) is an integral and indispensable source of off-shore capital for both the developed and developing countries aside its catalytic economic growth appurtenance. Stressing the essentiality of FDI to emerging economies, Bisson (2012: 143) avers

In: The African Review
Author: Cheng Bian

1 Introduction In recent years, governmental intervention affecting foreign direct investment (FDI) has become increasingly frequent. Albeit acknowledging the economic benefit of it, much light has been shed on the negative detriments of unregulated or under-regulated FDI. As a regulatory

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In: The Journal of World Investment & Trade

1 Introductory Remarks On 19 March 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council established a framework for the screening of foreign direct investment ( FDI ) into the territory of the European Union (EU). 1 Being adopted as regulation, it will be binding in

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In: The Chinese Journal of Global Governance
Author: Alfredo Rizzo

LEGAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE COMPETENCE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION ON FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENTS AlfrEDO rizzO* Abstract This article provides a summary of the main legal questions pertaining to the current wording of Articles 206 and 207 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU

In: The Italian Yearbook of International Law Online