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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.
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.
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.
Investment and trade are increasingly entwined via GVCs, report says
27 Feb 2013
Goods and services increasingly cross international borders multiple times as they become finished products – links in ‘value chains’ usually involve transnational corporations, a new UNCTAD study notes.
Rwanda Government and UNCTAD launch online investment guide
11 Feb 2013
The Government of Rwanda and UNCTAD launched the web-based investment guide to Rwanda as pilot project of UNCTAD’s innovative approach to the preparation and online publication of investment guides.
UNCTAD Investment Policy Review discussed at Djibouti workshop
29 Jan 2013
Improving infrastructure, making the tax system "friendlier" for small businesses, and taking advantage of Djibouti's geographical location were among topics reviewed as officials considered how to boost foreign investment.