Brazil, Chile and Mexico: attractive countries to invest

15.09.2008 By: Transfer based on PriceWaterhouseCoopers

For the second year in a row, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) published its Emerging Markets 20 Index. The report gives an overview of the attractiveness of fast growing countries in get established there. This index consists of a ranking for both the industrial  and the services sector. From the report all so-called BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) are seen as highly attractive countries for FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) as they take top positions in both the Manufacturing Index as the Service Index. Especially Brazil is being praised for its spectacular economic development and is counted as one of the “rising stars” world wide.

Remarkable is the high position of Chile that as a “middle-income country” gets high marks thanks to its extremely low risc profile. According to the specialists of PwC, this ranking reflects Chile’s good reputation of governmental efficiency and economic stability.

Also Mexico scores relatively well. The country progresses on its economic development, is very open to international trade, has a young and well trained workforce and thus has a lot in favor for both producing and service oriented companies looking for attractive countries to invest.

Finall, the report claims that Argentina is the country to be watched in the coming years. If the country keeps developing its economic high growth sectors, it will surely enter the Top 20 next year. Especially for companies in the services sector Argentina already forms a very interesting country to set up shop.

You can download the full report here.