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1st Edition

Asian Trade and Investment in Europe

ISBN 9781032229645
Published April 29, 2022 by Routledge
148 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book provides deep insight into the flow of foreign direct investment from Asia to Europe. It assesses the topic of trade and investment from the reverse direction, considering Asian countries as the capital investors in the EU countries.

Each chapter analyses either the international trade or investment of one or more Asian countries in correlation with one or more European states. The book analyses a significant number of countries, which are included in various economic associations, such as the Visegrad Group, the Three Seas Initiative, the European Free Trade Association, or are states from the same geopolitical region – for instance, the Iberian Peninsula, Baltic States, and Nordic countries. It examines Indian outward foreign direct investment trends in the UK before and after Brexit, based on select case studies, to emphasize the impact of Brexit, as well as to encourage trade and investment among Asian and European countries before and during COVID-19, to highlight the influence of the pandemic on the target country’s economy.

The authors use a variety of analytical methods in the book, such as numerical presentations, econometric analysis, descriptive statistical analysis, an examination of time-series dynamics, the modelling of functions, and semi-structured interviews with company executives. The regional perspectives bring new and useful insights to the topic, and the case study approach allows for a wider exploration of the research questions as well as their theoretical evolution.

The book provides a "big picture" for economists, researchers, business analysts, and PhD students of economics, international trade, and business.

Table of Contents

1 International Trade between the EFTA Trade Bloc and China

Helga Kristjánsdóttir, Guðmundur Kristján Óskarsson, Jón Þorvaldur Heiðarsson, and Sigurður Guðjónsson

2 Chinese Investments in the Nordic Digital Platforms

Meelis Kitsing

3 Japanese Trade in Services and FDI in Europe: Evidence from Estonia

Riina Kerner

4 Trade and FDI between Japan and Spain

Makiko Narita

5 Deconstructing Indian Outward Foreign Direct Investment in UK: A Case Study Analysis

Smita Shukla

6 Trade and Investment Between India and Visegrad Group

Prana Krishna Biswas and Robert Dygas

7 Investment Strategies of Chinese Platforms in Europe, Tencent Case Study

Kai Jia and Martin Kenney

8 Baltic Trade with Three Major Asian Economies: Structural Breaks and Macroeconomic Determinants

Hegerty Scott

9 Foreign Direct Investment Outflow from Asian Countries: Impact on the EU Economy

Robert Dygas and Artur Tomeczek

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Prana Krishna Biswas is Former Research Dean at the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India, and currently Senior Vice President, India, New York Institute of Finance.

Robert Dygas is Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Economic Studies at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland.