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Foreign Investment: India Out Of Kearney’s FDI Confidence Index In 2020

By Staff

After falling to the 16th spot in the Kearney's FDI Confidence Index 25-country list in 2019, this year, India has been excluded from the list altogether. On the other hand, the US retained its top spot for the eighth year in a row after dislodging China from the top ranking in 2013.


In 2017, India has made to the top-ten and was ranked eight. The following year, its ranking fell to the 11th position.

Foreign Investment: India Out Of Kearney’s FDI Confidence Index In 2020

The countries that made it to the Kearney's FDI Confidence Index 2020 were:

  1. the US
  2. Canada
  3. Germany
  4. Japan
  5. France
  6. the UK
  7. Australia
  8. China
  9. Italy
  10. Switzerland
  11. Spain
  12. Singapore
  13. New Zealand
  14. Netherlands
  15. Sweden
  16. Belgium
  17. South Korea
  18. Ireland
  19. UAE
  20. Denmark
  21. Portugal
  22. Brazil
  23. Finland
  24. Norway
  25. Taiwan (China)

China, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates were the only emerging markets to make the 2020 list, while the top ten positions remain largely unchanged except for Switzerland's entry and Singapore's exit.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on investments as most countries had remained shut for a varying amount of time to control the outbreak.

"The lasting effects of the pandemic will profoundly reshape FDI flows in the coming years," the report noted adding that "the negative effects of COVID-19 on the investment environment are likely to be acute and long-lasting."

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Story first published: Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 9:23 [IST]
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