Economy Despite the Covid-19, foreign investors are still there, according...

Despite the Covid-19, foreign investors are still there, according to the EY barometer


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The Maison de la Radio and the La Défense district near Paris. – BALEYDIER / SIPA

  • EY publishes this Monday its barometer on the attractiveness of France.
  • The country remains at the top of the destinations courted by foreign investors.
  • The latter nevertheless remain cautious for 2021.

Despite a very complicated economic year in 2020, France remains the most “attractive” country in Europe for foreign investors. The annual barometer of EY *, published on Monday, indeed indicates that 985 establishments (creations or expansion of activity) carried by foreign companies took place in France last year, ahead of Germany and the United Kingdom. -United. This is 18% less than in 2019, an evolution slightly below the European average (-13% of projects).

“France has withstood the crisis rather well, judge Marc Lhermitte, author of the barometer. If it has experienced a more pronounced drop in the number of projects, it is because it is exposed to highly exposed sectors, such as the automobile or aeronautics ”. 20 Minutes offers you a short video summary of this study.

* Inventory and analysis of 5,600 direct investment projects foreigners, advertisement from january to december 2020 in France and Europe. In addition, EY carried out two surveys in March and April 2021 among a panel of 200 leaders of international groups in all sectors, sizes and economic models established in France and in Europe.



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