EU leadership in FDI is being challenged

The EU remains the single most important region for both outward and inward foreign direct investment, but increasingly it is Asia and the rest of the world that accounts for the bigger share of flows, meaning European leadership in this area is under threat.

Europe has for the moment a healthy set of trade relationships, largely thanks to lower energy prices, with a combination of surpluses and deficits reflecting consumption patterns and production strengths. It is essential that public interventions either at or behind the border don’t distort this.

Source: UNCTAD