Paris, ranking second for business investments!

Oct 02, 2019 by mbernard in  Business News


Paris becomes the second most appealing city to start a new company!

According to a recent survey led by the Global Cities Invesment Monitor, Paris has now reached the top-3 cities in terms of hosting job-creating foreign investment, coming second after London and before Singapore, Dubai and New York.

In terms of perception, Paris has actually jumped two steps ahead, coming second in terms of attractiveness behind New York and before London, and has also reached pole-position for R&D investments, by hosting 47 research projects in 2018 VS only 42 in Singapore and 33 in Bangalore, hence a 34%-increase in comparison with 2017.







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France, among the highest growth of the Top 20 countries hosting FDI

Oct 02, 2019


CNUCED Global Report on Investment, released in June 2019, has confirmed France’s attractiveness in hosting FDI*

France has received no less than 37,3 billion dollars in FDI in 2018, a 25.1%-increase in comparison with 2017. The country ranks twelfth when it comes to hosting FDI, behind the US, China, Hong-Kong, Singapore, the Netherlands, the UK, Brasil, Australia, Spain, India and Canada.

This comes a a bit of a surprise, especially considering that FDI flows have declined by 13.4% in 2018 globally, and by 18.5% within the European Union alone. This global recession is a direct consequence of repatriations led by American multinational companies following 2018 government tax reform, with a major impact in developed countries. FDI has decreased by 26.7% in developed countries and currently accounts for less than 50% of the global flow, whereas investments directed towards Asia and Africa have respectively increased by 3.8% and 10.9%.

France now ranks 11th in terms of  incoming FDI stock, with a slight increase of 0.8% in 2018.


*Source: Business France

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