According to the A.T Kearney Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index, the United States once again claim the top spot for the fourth year in a row, despite significant changes in the global operating environment of the last four years. The United States have gained momentum from the economic slowdown in China during 2015, and have seen a slight appreciation of the U.S. dollar in the European and Asian markets. The gap between United States and China doubled from 0.10 points in 2015 to 0.20 points in 2016. This is symptomatic of the widening US lead overall while global company executives have grown less optimistic about the economic prospects of most emerging markets in the Index, with the sole exception of India.
Here is the FDI Index of the top 25 countries: