ECLAC: Latin American Foreign Direct Investment in 2020 to Fall by 45 – 55%

The fall of foreign investment has been a constant since 2012, when the region reached its historical maximum based on a boom in raw materials, she said.

Santiago, Chile - (AFP) The figures represent the world's "most pronounced" regional decline, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said in a report released at its headquarters in the Chilean capital Santiago.

"The drop for 2020 will be between 45 percent and 55 percent. In the context that global FDI is going to fall by 40 percent, we are falling more that the world, that's what matters," ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Barcena told reporters in Santiago.

"The fall is very big and important, and not only because of the pandemic, which plays a role without . . .

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