The exchange rate is the price of foreign currency that one dollar can buy. Businesses that import and export goods are highly sensitive to fluctuations in the exchange rate. But even if you trade domestically, you still have an indirect currency risk by virtue of the wider economy.
The inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) are important for a country's economic development, but the world market for FDI has become more competitive. This paper empirically analyses the exchange rate movements and foreign direct investment (FDI) relationship using annual data on ASEAN economies, that is, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Singapore. By employing ARDL bounds test.