Status of foreign direct investment control law in France
France ranks 7th globally and 3rd in Europe in the FDI Index. Since 2005, France has organised its legal framework for controlling FDI in its Monetary and Financial Code (“Code Monétaire et Financier”). The Code has been amended and the rules have been strengthened over the years.
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Status of foreign direct investment control law in Italy
After a series of intense reforms implemented since 2011, Italy is now 10th globally and 4th in the EU, in the FDI Index. Even after the national-populist League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement won the highest share of the vote in the elections, markets did not react strongly, with bond yields continuing to remain low and the equity market rising.
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意大利外商直接投资监管法律现状
意大利自2011年以来大刀阔斧开展一系列改革,如今其外商直接投资指数在全球排第十名,在欧盟排第四名。即便民粹主义联盟党和反建制五星运动党在大选中赢得最高选票,意大利市场也未对此做出强烈反应,其中债券收益持续走低,股票市场则呈现上升态势。
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In 1990, when the Cold War came to an end, the German rock band The Scorpions sang “The world is closing in, did you ever think, that we could be so close, like brothers?” echoing the spirit of globalization in their rock ballad “Wind of Change”. Europe has since then been a place proud of its openness to foreign investment.
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