Foreign direct investments are commonly made in open economies. It may include provisions of management and technology as well.
The key feature of direct investment is that it establishes on requirement either effective decision making of foreign business. It is considered as one of the major sources of employment generation, technology transfer, managerial capacity building and increasing market efficiency in any country.
Bangladesh received a record $3.61 billion FDI (Foreign direct investment) last year, according to a 2019 World Investment Report by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.
The report said FDI in Bangladesh went up by 67.94% in 2018 compared $2.15 billion in 2017. According to this report, Bangladesh has reached the country’s highest ever level in its history. While China became the leading investor with $1.03 billion in Bangladesh.
On the other side, the traditionally top investor United States dropped to fourth with $174 million in investment report of FDI.
The Netherlands invested the second largest amount of $692 million, and the United Kingdom was the third highest at $371 million.
Despite initial days, Bangladesh was on the right track to attract FDI, the speakers said the on this announcement.
The report also indicated that the investment flow across the world continued to decline.