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PHL among top global investment destinations in 2016-2018 — UNCTAD

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MANILA, June 21 (PNA) — The Philippines is one of the world’s prospective investment destinations of multinational enterprises (MNEs) this year until 2018, a report of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) noted.

UNCTAD has launched Tuesday the World Investment Report 2016 highlighting the global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in 2015 as well as medium-term investment prospects.

The report includes a survey among MNEs’ investment destinations for 2016 – 2018, wherein the Philippines ranked eleventh most preferred host for MNEs’ investments in the next years.

Five percent of surveyed MNEs’ executives consider investing in the Philippines in the medium-term.

The UNCTAD report also noted that the Philippines, along with Myanmar (rank 14), is a new entrant in the list.

Forty-seven percent of MNEs’ executives said they will be investing in United States; retaining US as top FDI destination in the world.

US was followed by China (21 percent), India (19 percent), United Kingdom (15 percent), Germany (13 percent), Japan (13 percent), Brazil (11 percent), Mexico (11 percent), Indonesia (8 percent), and Malaysia (5 percent).

The Philippines, at rank 11, was followed by France, Australia, Myanmar, and Vietnam, completing the top 15 FDI hosts in the world.

The World Investment Report 2016 mentioned that among the most promising industries for attracting FDI in developing Asia like the Philippines are sectors of agriculture, utilities, food and beverages, and information and communication.

UNCTAD also highlighted a “noteworthy measure” taken by the Philippine government that will affect in attracting more investments in the future.

“The Philippines removed the foreign ownership restriction on lending firms, investment houses and financing companies. The country also reduced the number of professions reserved for Filipino nationals,” the UNCTAD report said.

The report showed that the FDI inflows in the country last year amounted to USD5.234 billion while FDI outflows, or Philippine companies’ investments in different parts of the world, was higher at USD5.602 billion.

Global FDI flows, on the other note, hit USD1.76 trillion in 2015 — the highest FDI level since pre-crisis peak.

“A 38-percent jump in flows, to USD1.76 trillion, gives hope that global FDI is at long last returning to a growth path. But we are not yet out of the woods,” UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said.

UNCTAD expected FDI flows to decline by 10 to 15 percent this year while growth projected to resume in 2017 and surpassing USD1.8 trillion flows in 2018.

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