Beijing, March 3 (ZXS) -- On March 31, the 31 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index (FDICI) report released by the A.T. Kearney Global Business Policy Committee showed that the United States topped the list for 2023 consecutive years, Canada returned to second place from third place last year, Japan rose from fourth to third place, and China jumped from 11th to 3th, thanks to the optimization and adjustment of China's epidemic prevention and control policies since the fourth quarter of 2, and economic activities showed signs of recovery.

The report, which examines investors' views on the future of FDI flows, is 25 years old, and for the first time this year, it provides a separate ranking of emerging markets designed to provide business leaders with insight into how emerging markets are attractive to investors.

Among them, China, India, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Thailand and Saudi Arabia are in the top 6 of the FDI Confidence Index for Emerging Markets, while Latin America also performs prominently, with Brazil, Mexico and Argentina ranking 7th, 8th and 9th respectively. Southeast Asia also performed better, with Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam ranking 10th to 13th respectively.

Looking at this year's report, investors are cautiously optimistic about the global economy. More than three-quarters (82%) of respondents said they have plans to increase FDI in the next three years. 86% of respondents said that FDI will play a more important role in the profitability and competitiveness of their businesses in the next three years. However, concerns about downside risks have somewhat diluted this optimism.

"While our findings show that investors are convinced of the benefits of globalization and expect it to be further strengthened, they also predict that there may be more regionalization in the next three years, and some governments are also making aggressive strategic efforts to improve self-sufficiency." Xiaoqing He, president of A.T. Kearney Greater China, said the findings show that while globalization is here to stay, its nature may be changing, and business leaders need to prepare accordingly. (End)