[i] The report is based on data collected from MarketLine, a publisher of business information and companies, industries and geographies’ profiles.  Not every instance of foreign business activity is recorded. The data provides a sample showing patterns and trends.


[ii] The report uses the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), developed by MSCI and S&P Dow Jones Indices (https://www.msci.com/gics). As described by the developers, the classification aims to provide an accurate, complete and long-term view of the global investment universe from an industrial perspective.