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Viola Caon

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Senior editor

Viola Caon is a senior editor at Investment Monitor and joined New Statesman Media Group from Euromoney’s IJGlobal. She has been writing about private investment in energy and infrastructure for the past four years after covering the asset management sector more broadly. Viola has extensive knowledge of the institutional investment world and has focused on fund investments both in infrastructure and across other asset classes at a global level since the beginning of her career in 2012.

Articles by Viola Caon
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The state of play: FDI in Jamaica

Jamaica is one of the largest economies in the Caribbean and a global hub for tourism, but even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck its FDI figures were slowing.

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The state of play: FDI in Italy

Italy is an FDI powerhouse in more normal times, but a slowing of foreign investment inflows in 2019 is being followed by the Covid-19 pandemic and an even more worrying 2020.

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The state of play: FDI in Venezuela

Something of a pariah state to many Western economies, Venezuela is contending with high inflation, political instability and social unrest, all factors likely to deter foreign investors.

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The state of play: FDI in Mexico

Mexico has emerged as a key Latin American investment hub, with its manufacturing, automotive and financial services industries thriving. However, Covid-19 is having a big impact across all sectors.

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The state of play: FDI in Colombia

Colombia’s emergence from its troubled past continued in 2019, as its FDI levels rose once again, but its reliance on commodity exports, combined with the impact of Covid-19, pose a threat to this progress.

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The state of play: FDI in Cuba

FDI information on Cuba is sketchy, but it seems that the country has been hit by a reduction in remittances as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

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The state of play: FDI in Uruguay

Uruguay has long been open to FDI and enjoyed a strong 2019. However, as with all countries, it now faces a battle to maintain this momentum amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The state of play: FDI in Brazil

Brazil had been performing well when it came to attracting FDI before the Covid-19 pandemic, but now, as with the rest of Latin America, its near-term future looks bleak.

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FDI drivers: Counting the costs

While not always a deal-breaker, cost is one of the FDI drivers that is taken in consideration every time a multinational company is going through a site-selection process.

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