Foreign Direct Investment: Country Risk Assessment of Spain

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Table of Contents A. Introduction 3 B. Political Indicators 4-11 C. Economic Indicators 12-18 D. Social Indicators 19-23 E. Overall County Total 24 F. Works Cited 25 A. Introcution Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II, but suffered through a devastating Civil War (1936-39). In the second half of the 20th century, it has played a catch-up role in the western international community. Continuing concerns are large-scale unemployment and the Basque separatist movement. Spain's population density, lower than that of most European countries, is roughly equivalent to New England's population density. In ... ... middle of paper ... ... 23 July 1998. Foreign currency Debt. Ministry of Economoy of Spain. Giles, Ciaran. Spain, Britain Predict Gibralter Deal. 21 November 2001. Key Economic Indicators: Business Prospects for 2001. September 2001. Ministy of Economy in Spain Society (Spain). On The Line. Spain POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT. Tradeport Trade Directory. Quintero, Josephine. Economy of Spain: Historiacal Overview. U.S. Department of State, August 2000 Bureau of European Affairs. World: Europe, Britain and Spain draft joint proposal for labour reform. November 1998. BBC News.

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