Brazil has surpassed the United States and now occupies third place in a ranking of priority countries for foreign investment in the period between 2010 and 2012. The completion of the survey is Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), an agency of the United Nations (UN), according to BBC Brasil.
This survey is conducted annually by UNCTAD since 1995. The latter had heard representatives of 236 multinational companies and 116 investment promotion agencies. Respondents were asked about the prospects for investments in these three years.
The survey shows that the impact of global economic crisis was higher on the investments planned for the developed countries than for developing ones.
The so-called BRIC countries occupy four of the top five ranking, with China first, India second, Brazil in the third in and Russia in fifth. Source: Agência Brasil.