This is the latest in a series of annual reports on recent trends and developments in relation to foreign direct investment (FDI) and investment strategies in Latin America and the Caribbean region. This year's report focuses on market-seeking investment strategies of transnational corporations (TNCs) in the region, including a look at FDI and corporate strategies in Brazil; and an analysis of energy markets and electricity generation in the Southern Cone countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay).... activities in favour of speculative ventures such as trading in futures contracts and other financial instruments; ultimately, these activities crossed the line into fraud (Comford, 2004). ... Contrary to expectations, however, these changes in ownership have not solved the problems that the reforms were designed to address, especially as regards the expansion of generation and transmission systems.
|Title||:||Foreign Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean 2004|
|Publisher||:||United Nations Publications - 2005-05-30|