Questions tagged [foreign-direct-investment]

Questions about investment from an entity based in one country into a business in another country.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1 vote
2 answers
188 views

Is it possible for a country to grow its economy without foreign investment?

China's economic development is often heavily attributed to direct foreign direct investment (FDI) during the late 70's through 90's. Is FDI absolutely necessary for a country to grow its industry? If ...
user avatar
  • 10.3k
3 votes
1 answer
168 views

Do Russian oil investments abroad fall into the scope of the sanctions?

In response to the Ukrainian war Europe, the US and few more countries have set up some sanctions against Russian interests, including Russian oil production. However Russian oil and gas companies ...
user avatar
  • 4,924
7 votes
1 answer
597 views

Is the UK taking any steps towards better regulation of foreign investments after Russia started the invasion of Ukraine?

The Guardian suggests that Russian oligarchs used some legal loopholes to invest in UK, thus managing to secure some of their assets. The same article cites possible solutions for happening this in ...
user avatar
  • 49.4k
8 votes
1 answer
310 views

How much "Russian money" have Russian oligarchs injected into the UK's economy and contributed to UK politicians?

The following compares statements by two very disparate British commentators, Christopher Steele and the fictional reporter Johnathan Pie. Steele The notes below Sky News' April 1, 2022 Beth Rigby ...
user avatar
  • 11.9k
10 votes
1 answer
2k views

Is it common to ban foreign ownership of media companies?

Polish channel TVN24 was in the news recently over an attempt to force it to change owners: The draft bill, which was submitted to Parliament on July 7 by a group of PiS lawmakers, would amend ...
user avatar
  • 44.2k
2 votes
2 answers
323 views

Do we have a political term for the situation when a weak country milks from two stronger countries which are enemies of each other?

Do we have a political term for the situation when a weak country milks from two country which are enemies of each other? My research includes, studying about debt-trap, and other questions here. So I ...
user avatar
  • 2,287
1 vote
1 answer
46 views

Which Inspector General oversees CFIUS?

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency panel in the US government which reviews the national security implications of foreign investment in the United ...
user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
191 views

Can the US Government demand money in exchange for CFIUS approval?

President Trump said this to reporters today, regarding his phone call with the CEO of Microsoft about Microsoft’s interest in buying Chinese social media company TikTok: I did say that if you buy it,...
user avatar
5 votes
3 answers
622 views

Why does the U.S. keep pushing "the debt trap" narrative in Africa when China is not the major source of debt distress in Africa?

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5652847de4b033f56d2bdc29/t/5c467754898583fc9a99131f/1548121941093/Briefing+Paper+1+-+August+2018+-+Final.pdf We find that Chinese loans are not currently a ...
user avatar
  • 379
2 votes
1 answer
382 views

Do polls indicate support for post-Brexit freer trade?

The Bank of England Brexit GDP scenarios show a blue area depicting a "close relationship" scenario and a "less close" relationship scenario. It is clear that when they use the label "less close" they ...
user avatar
  • 1,442
1 vote
1 answer
115 views

'Fair and equitable treatment' clause in the context of bilateral investment treaties

In the context of bilateral investment treaties (BITs), what is a fair and equitable treatment (FET) clause? How does it work? The abstract of this paper describes FETs, however, it's aimed at ...
user avatar
  • 36.8k