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The factors of investment in Spain |
FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT |
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Index

1. Introduction
2. Geographical characteristics
3. Transport infrastructure
4. Advanced ICT network
5. Incentives
6. Tax system
7. Highly qualified workforce
8. Environmental
9. Renewable energy
10. Exceptional lifestyle
11. Conclusion & personal opinion1. Introduction.
This paper aims to highlight the attractions of Spain as a recipient of foreign investment (FDI). We will use all available data and divide this work into several sections. Our strengths are detected outside the country with relative ease foreign investment captured by Spain in 2008 amounted to 37.554 million €.
According to the balance of payments of the Bank of Spain (whichuses the same methodology as the UNCTAD), captured investment rose 4.2%. If it joins the global decline in investment (over 20%, according to estimates by the UN agency), the Ministry of Industry shows that in 2008 Spain won market share from 3.9% to 4.5%, consolidating its position as the sixth destination of choice.
In addition, during the past year fell by 69.5% divestments (recovery ofcapital invested by foreigners in Spain), so that the net investment grew by 26.7%.
Oscar Alvarez, director of the intelligence division of the agency Interest-Invest in Spain (under the Ministry of Industry Spanish), maintains that the fall of the divestitures indicated that “maintaining the confidence of international investors, despite the difficult economic situation”.
Beyond the mergers andacquisitions, Greenfield investments (new investments or reinvestments) increased 14.5% to EUR 12.616 million spread over 489 projects. More than a fifth of them, focusing on high value added activities.
Thus, Spain offers investment opportunities in sectors and activities that are highly attractive for FDI due to its strong growth potential. Within these sectors include ICT, environment and watertreatment, biotechnology and health sciences, aviation and aerospace and renewable energy.
In addition to these desirable areas to invest, Spain offers:
* An enviable geographic location.
* Gate and South American markets in Europe.
* More than 150 banks operate, and more than 11,100 established businesses.
* Access to a potential market of 1,200 million consumers.
*Modern transport infrastructure.
* Operating costs are very competitive.
* Generous incentives for investment.
* Tax system with little pressure for FDI.
* Quality of life exceptional.
* Structural Funds.
* Regional incentives.
* High level of education.
* Excellent health system.
* Second recipient of the world of tourism.
* Very goodtelecommunications network.
* Very good socioeconomic status.

2. Geographical characteristics.
Spain is a member state of the European Union since 1986 and belongs to the euro monetary union. Located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Its mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north by France, Andorra,and the Bay of Biscay; and to the northwest and west by the Atlantic Ocean and Portugal. Spanish territory also includes the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the African coast, and two autonomous cities in North Africa, Ceuta and Melilla, that border Morocco. With an area of 504,030 km², Spain is the second largest country in Western Europe and theEuropean Union after France.
Because of its location, the territory of Spain was subject to many external influences, often simultaneously, since prehistoric times and through the dawn of Spain as a country. Conversely, the country itself has been an important source of influence to other regions, chiefly during the Modern Era, when it became a global empire that has left a legacy of over 400...
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