Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), has published a report describing risks with foreign direct investment (FDI).

FDI in Sweden is dominated by the finance and insurance company sector, and the petroleum sector (including chemical products and medicine).


Europe is dominating FDI in Sweden but Asian FDI has increased in recent years. The report claims that there are risks with FDI including risks for decreased external and internal security, risks for damage of nationally important sectors, and risks for damage to the Swedish economy.


Finally, the report claims that some investors can be a security risk in connection to an investment, depending on nationality, acquirer- and owner-related parameters, and operations in the same sector, democracy and respect for human rights, and antagonism towards Sweden or its close partners. Case studies are made of China, Russia, and Iran.