FDI Confidence Index is an analysis of the effect of political, economic and regulatory changes on the inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into a given country in the years to come, as well as the preferences of CEOs, CFOs, and other top executives of Global 1000 companies. It is an index published annually by AT Kearney, a global consultancy firm.
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Details about the FDI Confidence Index
- The report includes detailed commentary on the markets and the impact a variety of global trade issues have on their FDI attractiveness, as well as a ranking of the top 25 countries.
- It is constructed using primary data from a proprietary survey administered to senior executives of the world’s leading corporations. The companies taking part in the survey have $ 500 million or more annual revenue.
FDI Confidence Index 2020
The Top 10 countries in FDI Confidence Index 2020 are highlighted in the table below-
|Countries||FDI Confidence Index 2020 Ranks|
The United States has topped the FDI confidence index in 2020 with a score of 2.26. The United States has topped the index for the 8th time, in a row.
India’s Rank in FDI Confidence Index 2020 –
India has again dropped out of Kearney’s 2020 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index. The only three developing economies- China, the UAE, and Brazil have made it in the top 25 of FDI confidence Index 2020.
India was ranked 16th in the 2019 list, while it occupied the 11th spot the year prior. In 2017, India made the top ten and was ranked 8th.
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FDI Confidence Index 2019
The Top 10 countries in FDI Confidence Index of 2019 are given in the table below:
|Country||Rank||Change from 2018|
|United States||1||No change|
|United Kingdom||4||No change|
Where does India stand?
- India is ranked 16th in the FDI Confidence Index 2019, compared to 11th in 2018.
- It slipped down 4 positions from the 2018 ranking. It was ranked 9th in 2016 and 8th in 2017 and 11th in 2018.
- The fall in the ranking could be attributed to certain policies such
- The challenges faced in the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax.
- Demonetisation activity that caused a disruption in the business activities and subsequently, the economic growth, deterring the investor sentiments in the short term.
- However, despite the teething troubles in the implementation of GST and the demonetization decision, India has managed to keep up a high ranking due to the following reasons:
- Certain notable reforms such as the elimination of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) and Liberalisation of FDI thresholds for the retail, aviation, and biomedical industries.
- India’s “Make In India” initiative continues to boost investment in the manufacturing sector.
- India is ranked highest by the American investors and the industry sector in terms of their intention to invest which is a result of India’s pursuit of closer ties with the US.
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