The exporters’ crisis is contributing to a significant shift in investment patterns across the globe. China’s economic slowdown, coupled with lower world commodity prices, has led export-dependent countries to experience serious economic crises. Geopolitical Futures has outlined what, in our view, are the top 10 victims of the exporters’ crisis, as well as the five most vulnerable countries. But the exporters’ crisis has not only impacted revenues, currency values and trade volumes: foreign direct investment (FDI) is moving away from formerly attractive export giants and toward Europe, the United States and India. Over the coming year, we expect Latin America to also become a sought-after destination for foreign investment as Eurasia’s crises deepen.
Foreign investment levels in export-dependent countries fell dramatically in 2015. Data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development shows that in Russia, one of the countries most hurt by the exporters’ cris