The level of FDI in Denmark is far below the country's potential and tends to stagnate. Since 2012-2013, FDI flows have been decreasingbecause of the euro zone crisis. They should recover slightly in 2014.
The country's strengths include: a highly skilled and multilingual workforce, flexible labor market, ultramodern infrastructure (telecommunications, transport, etc.) and tax incentives for businesses.
|Index of Transaction Transparency*||7.0||6.0||7.0||5.0|
|Index of Manager’s Responsibility**||5.0||5.0||9.0||5.0|
|Index of Shareholders’ Power***||7.0||9.0||5.0|
|Index of Investor Protection****||6.3||6.1||8.3||5.0|
Source: Doing Business - Last Available Data.
Note: *The Greater the Index, the More Transparent the Conditions of Transactions. **The Greater the Index, the More the Manager is Personally Responsible. *** The Greater the Index, the Easier it Will Be For Shareholders to Take Legal Action. **** The Greater the Index, the Higher the Level of Investor Protection.
|Foreign Direct Investment||2011||2012||2013|
|FDI Inward Flow (million USD)||13,094||2,831||2,083|
|FDI Stock (million USD)||144,354||150,006||158,996|
|Performance Index*, Ranking on 181 Economies||112||-||-|
|Potential Index**, Ranking on 177 Economies||56||-||-|
|Number of Greenfield Investments***||40||30||41|
|FDI Inwards (in % of GFCF****)||22.6||5.2||3.7|
|FDI Stock (in % of GDP)||43.3||47.6||48.0|
Source: UNCTAD - Last Available Data.
Note: * The UNCTAD Inward FDI Performance Index is Based on a Ratio of the Country's Share in Global FDI Inflows and its Share in Global GDP. ** The UNCTAD Inward FDI Potential Index is Based on 12 Economic and Structural Variables Such as GDP, Foreign Trade, FDI, Infrastructures, Energy Use, R&D, Education, Country Risk. *** Green Field Investments Are a Form of Foreign Direct Investment Where a Parent Company Starts a New Venture in a Foreign Country By Constructing New Operational Facilities From the Ground Up. **** Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) Measures the Value of Additions to Fixed Assets Purchased By Business, Government and Households Less Disposals of Fixed Assets Sold Off or Scrapped.
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