Renowned consultancy A.T. Kearney on Wednesday published its 2017 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, looking once again at changes in investors’ perception of the business climate in specific countries and regions. This year’s index provides some good news for Germany as it rises to second place in the table behind the US, marking its highest ranking in the nearly two-decade long history of the FDI Confidence Index. A.T. Kearney says the improvement likely reflects the country’s business-friendly regulatory environment and its robust labor market. Many investors expect Germany to benefit from the fallout from Brexit
. The US maintains its No.1 rank on the index, and the United Kingdom gains one spot to rank fourth.