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.
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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France is a big hitter when it comes to attracting FDI, but it experienced a drop in inflows in 2019, and its prospects look bleaker still as Covid-19 makes its impact felt.
Germany’s status as a key player in the global FDI markets should remain undiminished by the Covid-19 crisis, but it was showing signs of strain before the pandemic even hit.
Greece has enjoyed a steady rise in FDI in the past five years, thanks largely to a blossoming relationship with Chinese investors. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic denting the tourism industry, challenging times lie ahead.
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