The impact of the coronavirus on foreign investors: Early evidence from a global pulse survey

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has severely impacted multinational enterprises CoronaVirusHeader-Final-3-1536x647(MNEs) and foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries, jeopardizing these firms’ contributions to crucial development outcomes. In addition to bringing capital to developing countries, MNEs are key drivers of global trade, accounting for about 80 percent of total exports. FDI can drive economic transformation by introducing new technologies and best practices in developing countries.

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