This is the latest in a series of reports by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean on foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean region. It discusses recent trends and strategies in FDI flows to the region; operations of transnational corporations and banks in the region; corporate strategies in relation to natural resources, local markets for services, investments and asset purchases in the services sector. The publication also contains chapters on TNC competitiveness strategies to capture export markets in Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic; and investment and business strategies in the car industry, focusing in particular on the automotive industries in Brazil and Mexico. Findings includes that, in 2003, FDI flows to Latin America and the Caribbean continued to shrink for the fourth year running.Honda Accord and Ford Taurus have become the best-selling passenger vehicles in the United States. In February 2003. a top Ford executive explained the success of the Camry by saying, aquot;Frankly, the Camry is currently a better product that the Taurusaquot; (CNNMoney, 2003). ... a sunroof, sun visors and trims already assembled); heating, ventilation and air conditioning units; seats; dashboards; and theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2003|
|Author||:||United Nations, United Nations: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Publisher||:||United Nations Publications - 2004-08|