Foreign Direct Investment in Brazil and China: A Comparative Study

Bo Xu


The history of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in Brazil and China was briefly reviewed. We examinefrom a contemporary policy perspective, trends and patterns, sector distribution, and productivity and growth inboth countries. The comparative study of FDI in Brazil and China from the historical and contemporaryperspective examines the importance of foreign capital in each stage of development in terms of various aspectswe have proposed. This study also provides an understanding of FDI in both countries on the policy grounds. Asfar as growth and productivity is concerned. FDI has contributed to the economic development in both Braziland China. However, the impact on the growth is only partial and will rely on other factors as well.

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