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Developing and transition economies attain a new record share of global FDI inflows
31 Oct 2013
Global inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 4 per cent in the first half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, with a diverging trend appearing between developing and transition economies on the one hand, and developed countries on the other.
Trade and Development Board discusses how developing countries can climb value chains
20 Sep 2013
Astute decisions on investment are vital if developing countries want to reap higher returns from the production chains of transnational corporations (TNCs), experts have told the Trade and Development Board.
Take ''mosaic'' approach to agriculture, boost support for small farmers, UNCTAD Report urges
18 Sep 2013
Farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers, and more locally focused production and consumption of food, a new UNCTAD report recommends.
UNCTAD urges fresh approaches to investment policymaking
19 Jul 2013
A new international investment agreements (IIAs) issues note produced by UNCTAD offers suggestions on investment policy that are designed to foster inclusive growth and sustainable development.
Mexico’s Agriculture Development: Perspectives and Outlook
26 Jun 2013
Member States discussed the UNCTAD study entitled Mexico's Agriculture Development: Perspectives and Outlook during the recent meeting of the Trade and Development Commission.
International investment policymaking is in transition
21 Jun 2013
UNCTAD's fourth IIA Issues Note for this year looks at treaty termination rules in bilateral investment treaties (BITs). It finds that 1,300 BITs will have reached their "anytime termination stage" by the end of this year.
Ninth UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures released
17 Jun 2013
The report finds that G20 members have continued to honour their pledge not to introduce new restrictive policies for international investment. However, it cautions policymakers that foreign direct investment (FDI) may not only be limited through formal policy changes, but also through individual administrative decisions and informal public signals that are beyond the scope of the report.
Three national investment promotion agencies honored
29 Apr 2013
UNCTAD has presented awards to the Investment Promotion Agencies of Jamaica, Latvia, and Oman for helping their countries to link effectively into global value chains.
Greater attention needed to farming sector, experts tell commodities meeting
20 Mar 2013
High prices for basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, with the complex effects that these cause on the economies of numerous poor countries, are not expected to decline any time soon, the Global Commodities Forum has been told.
Food security cited as priority at meeting of commodity experts
20 Mar 2013
Amid the complex interplay of factors affecting the production of basic farm goods and industrial raw materials, it is vital to ensure that sufficient, affordable food is available in developing countries, an expert meeting has heard.