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Investment Laws: A Widespread Tool for the Promotion and Regulation of Foreign Investment
22 Nov 2016
For many countries investments laws are a core policy instrument to promote and regulate investment. Together with international investment agreements (IIAs), they constitute the basic legal framework for cross-border investment in many countries. Often, these laws and IIAs contain similar provisions.
Job creation in South East Europe needs reform and harmonization of investment policies
21 Nov 2016
Reforming and harmonizing investment policies in South East Europe will help to attract investors, a senior regional official said, at a meeting in Geneva on Thursday to discuss economic cooperation on investment into the region.
Agribusiness, textiles, and tourism offer job opportunities for Tajikistan
17 Nov 2016
Tajikistan could boost growth and create more jobs by attracting investment to the agribusiness, textiles, and tourism sectors, says UNCTAD's investment policy review of the country, presented in Geneva on Tuesday.
Investors see opportunity in Kyrgyzstan
17 Nov 2016
Kyrgyzstan could create more jobs and reduce youth migration by attracting more investment into its agriculture, textiles, and tourism sectors, but investors will be looking for more stability, says UNCTAD's investment policy review of the country, presented on Tuesday.
G20 Members not raising barriers to investment, joint UNCTAD-OECD report says
10 Nov 2016
Respecting commitments made at their Hangzhou summit in September, G20 members are not raising new barriers to investment, according to a joint report released on Thursday by UNCTAD and the OECD.
Shipping needs to be more efficient -- Q&A with Dirk Vande Velde, Mediterranean Shipping Company's Chief Sustainable Development Officer
10 Nov 2016
This year's Review of Maritime Transport, launched on 7 November, highlights that 2015 was another difficult year for the shipping industry, with continued overcapacity and historically low freight rates.
Seaborne shipping grows at slowest pace since 2009, future remains uncertain
7 Nov 2016
Seaborne shipments passed 10 billion tons for the first time ever in 2015, up 2.1 per cent from 9.8 billion tons the year before, the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2016 says, noting that this is the slowest pace of growth in the industry since 2009 and that future growth looks uncertain.
Investment policy monitor: new laws, liberalizing measures, and international agreements
4 Nov 2016
Some 36 countries took a total 53 investment policy measures in the six-month period between May and October this year, most of them relating to the foreign investment and most of them were liberalizing in nature, according to UNCTAD's latest Investment Policy Monitor.
World Maritime Day 2016
25 Sep 2016
Ahead of the World Maritime Day 2016, UNCTAD notes that world seaborne trade exceeded 10 billion tons in 2015; maritime transport underpins cross-border transport networks linking supply chains and enabling globalized trade.