World FDI, an ‘Unequal Partners’ and ‘Concentric Circles’ Design: Part II. Studying the Euro-Zone. The ‘Black Hole’ Type Behaviour Relates Directly to ‘Mirror’ Effect
25 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2016
Date Written: August 19, 2016
We are just continuing on our approach on FD I(flows and stocks) at the international scale , and this time focusing on the Euro-zone region and this for two reasons related to our precedent article. First, this is an integrated region, besides individual countries previously considered; second, it is about its ‘black hole’ type behaviour, i.e. top FDI&DIA world-wide despite negative performing on both receiving investments (FDI/inflows) and investing abroad (DIA/outflows). We’ll see here below how much this first restricted (and integrated) region studied proves both similarities and differences, as compared to the whole world picture and its previously analyzed ‘tip of the iceberg’ and new conclusions are to be added. Once more, our approach on FDI won’t change any of its previous paradigms, coordinates and criteria considered, i.e. FDI/inflows, versus DIA/outflows and stocks, versus flows, total world, versus individual countries, dynamics meaning individual country versus world speed difference along the 1994-2015 interval, in which the 1994 stocks cumulate FDI&DIA flows since 1990, and top countries range up to an important majority of stocks amounts in the total and down to 0.2% on FDI/inflows and to 0.1% of the same total world stocks on DIA/outflows .
Keywords: (FDI), direct investments abroad (DIA), external balance of payments (EBP)
JEL Classification: J29
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