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FDI flows retreated in the first half of 2012, UNCTAD revises down its full year forecast
25 Oct 2012
In the first half of 2012, global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows decline by 8 per cent compared with the same period of 2011. UNCTAD now projects that FDI flows will, at best, level-off in 2012.
Conference in Beijing addresses challenge of Global Value Chains changing the 21st century trade and investment landscape
20 Sep 2012
"The investment–trade nexus is leading to a world in which … policymakers in the twenty-first century cannot afford to ignore the implications of GVCs for their industrial, investment and trade policies,” UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Pantichpakdi told the high-level panel convened yesterday after the opening plenary of the conference on "Global Value Chain in the 21st Century" jointed organised by China's Ministry of Commerce, UNCTAD, OECD and the WTO in Beijing.
Launch of Trade and Development Report 2012: Policies for inclusive and balanced growth
13 Sep 2012
UNCTAD Report explores the links between income distribution, growth and development, arguing that inequality is neither a necessary condition for sound economic growth, nor its natural result. Pro-active fiscal and income policies to reduce income gaps influence economic growth.