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Brazil

Pros
Significant Infrastructure improvement due to World Cup (2014) and Olympics (2016) Continuted GDP growth ~6% Strong demand for goods and services Significant decrease in people living in extreme poverty Increasing availability in credit Tax credits for companies depending on investment area Available natural resources 60% GDP driven by domestic demand Favorable mergers and take-overs of local companies

Cons
Financial regulations for small and medium foreign companies Taxes--high and complex Bureaucracy issues Infrastructure today/ Port availability Complex judicial system Relatively weak dollar

India
Pros
Large consumer base Proximity to other major markets Low cost --labor and capital goods Significant movement in US investing Political and legal system are stable GDP growth ~8%; domestic demand growth 8.5% Strong USD Market potential for selling goods and services Increased personal income Low restrictions on trade Untapped rural population Member of WTO Tax exemptions up to 100% exempt

Cons
Strict Labor laws Infrastructure problems Bureaucracy issues Security Risks High import duties in some areas Need local partner for government related projects Extreme cultural diversity Increasing national budget deficit Community concerns become responsibility of companies expanding to rural areas

Mexico
Pros
NAFTA Moderate GDP growth 1.7%; domestic demand growth 1.8% Strong USD Stable democracy 13 Day business approval Heavy manufacturing Growing middle class Tax reform is ongoing Increased FDI

Cons
Security Risks Skilled labor shortage Complicated taxes Bureaucratic issues Volitile exchange rate Weak financial market Stiff labor laws

China
Pros
Growing economy ~8% Continuted GDP growth ~11%; domestic demand growth ~11.5% Strong demand for goods and services Strongish USD Improved infrastructure Increased consumer income Available natural resources Low cost (Capital purchases)

Cons
Immature financial markets Political corruption Bureaucracy issues and government restrictions Proprietary technology risk Lack of Skilled Labor High taxes Diverse language/ culture barriers; regions specific Diverse business practices Regulations and compliance issues

Indonesia
Pros
Strong USD High relative GDP growth Stable government Rapid growing consumer base Increase in consumer income Alternative energy--palm oil and coal Infrastructure investing opportunities Increased Foreign Direct Investment

Cons
Security Risks are high Infrastructure and Ports underdeveloped Corruption Discrimination against foreign investors (need for a local partner) Unclear investing laws in some areas Stiff labor laws

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