On November 17, AmCham Belgium will release the 2010 edition of its annual US Direct Investment in Belgium Report (USDI).
The 2010 edition will examine the structure and evolution of business activity in affiliates of US-owned firms operating in Belgium. In addition, the report is set to review major trends in the levels of US direct investment in Belgium, as well as in global direct investment flows.
One highlight will be the exceptional recovery in US direct investment in Belgium, which comes after a drop of 84% in USDI inflows, which had been much greater than the decline seen in USDI flows in Europe and around the world.
Based on a study conducted by the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, the Report highlights gives an overview of foreign direct investment (FDI) and USDI in Belgium and globally, including:
• Overview of FDI and USDI flows, both globally and in Belgium
• Employment by US firms in Belgium and in Europe
• Growth of US firms per sector relative to Belgian firms
• R&D expenditures by US affiliates in Belgium and other European countries
• Insights on how current trends in FDI and USDI are influenced by the economic crisis and what role investment in research and development will play in the upturn