Foreign providers are turning their backs on the United States, taking benefit of China’s booming economic system and remarkable administration of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Direct expenditure in the US by international companies plummeted 49% to $134 billion very last year, in accordance to a report introduced Sunday by the United Nations Convention on Trade and Improvement. By contrast, overseas immediate financial commitment in China grew by 4% to $163 billion in 2020.
2020 marked the to start with yr in heritage that foreign direct financial investment in China overtook that of the US, in accordance to the UN. China is now the world’s largest receiver of overseas companies’ investments.
Though Covid-19 was a significant aspect in foreign immediate financial commitment tumbling in the US — and most locations all over the planet — the drop-off in foreign companies’ American investments began properly just before the pandemic.
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