This is the latest in a series of reports by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean on foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean region. It discusses recent trends and strategies in FDI flows to the region; operations of transnational corporations and banks in the region; corporate strategies in relation to natural resources, local markets for services, investments and asset purchases in the services sector. The publication also contains chapters on TNC competitiveness strategies to capture export markets in Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic; and investment and business strategies in the car industry, focusing in particular on the automotive industries in Brazil and Mexico. Findings includes that, in 2003, FDI flows to Latin America and the Caribbean continued to shrink for the fourth year running.The same is true of the General Motors Meriva, which uses the Corsaa#39;s platform, engine and gearbox. Still, it is a very different vehicle, with a 1.8 engine, and it has introduced the segment of compact sport-utility vehicles. ... then, that Brazil will consolidate a model of specialization in larger compact (platform aquot;Baquot;) vehicles, to maintain and enhance the competitiveness of the domestic production chain.
|Title||:||Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Publisher||:||United Nations - 2004|