Webinar: wiiw FDI Report 2019

06  June 2019    4:00 pm CEST

Presentation of the annual wiiw FDI Report for Central, East and Southeast Europe


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Link to the webinar: https://go.myownconference.com/x/Z2s14847F69

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The report, titled 'Foreign Investments Mostly Robust Despite Global Downturn; Shift into Services',  presents an analysis of recent developments in foreign direct investment (FDI) flows and stocks in 23 countries of Central, East and Southeast Europe (CESEE), relying primarily on the freshly updated wiiw FDI Database. The paper looks into the following questions:

  • What are the causes of the global FDI downturn in 2018 and how could most of the CESEE countries maintain high inflows?
  • Which are the main investors and targeted industries?
  • Why is the shift into services seen only in the number of greenfield investment projects and not in the structure of FDI?
  • Does Austria lose positions as a direct investor in CESEE?
  • What can be expected in 2019 and beyond based on economic growth prospects and business sentiment?

The presentation will be in English.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

Presenter: Gábor Hunya

Moderator: Mario Holzner

Gábor Hunya is Senior Economist at wiiw. His research areas are on privatisation and foreign direct investment in Central, East and Southeast Europe. He is the editor of the wiiw FDI Report.

Mario Holzner is Executive Director of wiiw.