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With the largest economy in the world, the United States offers what many international investors are looking for:
The United States remains the most important market in the world for investors. Its lucrative business climate, including regulation and taxation rules, makes it very attractive to foreign investors.
Whether you are looking for personal investment opportunities, or to expand your business into the United States, your opportunities are vast and diverse.
Approximately 42% of the global consumer goods market is in the United States. Plus, international investors have access to many diverse markets through the US, taking advantage of 14 free trade US partnerships.
The World Economic Forum in 2008 ranked the United States first in categories such as innovation, labor market efficiency, and sophistication of business strategy and operations (World Economic Forum, The Global Competitiveness Report 2008-2009, 340-341). And innovation is part of American culture. In fact, Americans are responsible for approximately 40% of the world's Research and Development spending. (Rand Corp National Defense Research Institute).
The United States supports its enterprises with stability in both legal systems and infrastructure, and is a world leader in intellectual property rights and protections. It boasts the world's most sophisticated transportation infrastructure and one of the most stable power grids and advanced telecommunications networks.
Banking institutions in the US are based on the Federal Reserve System (Fed). The Fed ensures stability of the banking system in the US, paying treasury checks, processing government payments, transacting US government securities, and generally a fiscal agent for the public.
The Fed also supports depository institutions, and therefore the banking system in the US, by facilitating bank borrowing, funds transfers, distribution of currency, and maintaining various payment and account services.
The majority of all stock securities trading in the US takes place in the following exchanges:
Approximately $1.9 trillion of currencies are traded daily in the Foreign Exchange market (FX) (Citation: Federal Reserve Bank of New York, May 2007). The FX finances international trade and investments by buying and selling currencies of different countries for entities ranging from individual investors to governments.
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