European FDI to India and Covid-19

Chartier, Joséphine

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This paper aims to discuss where India stands on the foreign direct investment (FDI) market, especially as regards FDI from the EU. In 2020-2021 the Covid-19 outbreak largely hit financial markets and global FDI plummeted. Only a few countries, among which India, still recorded high and positive FDI inflows. This may reveal India's full potential as a host of foreign investment and redefine its position on the FDI market as an opportunity catalyst. In May 2021, the European Union (EU) and India entered a High-Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment and agreed on a new Connectivity Partnership. This paper suggests that it may be in the EU's best interest to leverage its already privileged relationship with India – strengthening it and encouraging European companies to consider India as a FDI host.

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2021
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 11:39
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Commerce, communications, transport
Controlled Keywords: Indien, Europäische Union, Investition, Wirtschaft, Wirtschaftsbeziehungen
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ausländische Direktinvestitionen, Indien, Europäische Union, Hochrangiger Dialog zwischen Covid und 19 über Handel und Investitionen, Konnektivitätspartnerschaft / Foreign Direct Investment, India, The European Union, Covid-19 High-Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment, Connectivity Partnership
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: India
other countries
Series: Themen > SADF Focus
Volume: 73
Additional Information: DOI:10.48251/SADF.ISSN.2406-5633.F73 (der Erstausgabe)