Analysis of developments in the field of direct investment and M&A

Practice area: Finance | Financial markets and Institutions
Client: EC DG Internal Market and Services
Published: November, 2008
Keywords: quantitative analysis

This study examines first the developments in international capital flows, especially FDI, in 2007. Next, as a special topic, it undertakes an in-depth quantitative analysis of the difference in economic performance between domestically-owned and foreign-owned business in Europe. The performance indicators used in the analysis are turnover, employment and profitability in levels and over the nineties.