What is Foreign Direct Investment? (First World Manila Podcast #19)

 

The Philippine business media talks a lot about foreign direct investment (FDI for short), so let’s take a look into it and see why it’s so important. PS At the end I meant to say “tengaís” not “teneís” – necesito soler hablar más español…

Sources/Links:
What is FDI? https://www.thebalance.com/foreign-direct-investment-fdi-pros-cons-and-importance-3306283

A look some of the effects of FDI https://www.ejist.ro/files/pdf/369.pdf

FDI and S. Korea https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/6403544.pdf

DTI wants to remove foreign ownership caps http://www.bworldonline.com/dti-urges-removal-of-foreign-ownership-caps-focus-on-job-creation/

NEDA recommends opening the Phil economy to foreign investment http://www.neda.gov.ph/2015/01/08/attracted-investments-philippines-open/

Protectionist clauses in 1987 Phil Constitution https://www.philstar.com/business/2013/06/03/949375/protectionist-clauses-philippine-constitution-restrict-flow-foreign-direct-investment

PH still lagging peers in FDI https://business.inquirer.net/261866/ph-still-lagging-behind-peers-in-attracting-foreign-investments

Gov’t allows 100% foreign ownership in 5 areas https://www.rappler.com/business/215642-40-percent-foreign-ownership-public-works-foreign-investment-negative-list

Don’t credit China for Phil FDI https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/217047-charts-philippines-china-economic-ties-relationship

READ THIS ONE: Why is the Philippines the Home for Chinese Offshore Gambling? https://thediplomat.com/2018/11/why-is-the-philippines-the-home-for-chinese-offshore-gambling/

Phil education system aimed at exporting workers https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/philippines-pitfalls-of-an-education-aimed-at-exporting-people-10596292

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