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Twenty-fifth UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures
28 Jun 2021
The report suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic set off a further crisis in early 2020 that is expected to be deeper and more consequential in many countries than the Global Financial Crisis of 2008/2009.
How multinationals can advance gender equality in developing countries
8 Mar 2021
New UNCTAD report outlines how governments and other stakeholders can ensure foreign investment by multinationals translates into real benefits for women.
Global foreign direct investment falls 49% in first half of 2020
27 Oct 2020
The biggest drops occurred in developed countries, cutting across all major forms of foreign direct investment.
Global foreign direct investment projected to plunge 40% in 2020
16 Jun 2020
COVID-19 causes steep drop in investment flows, hitting developing countries hardest. Recovery is not expected before 2022, says new UNCTAD report.
Foreign investment in Latin America expected to halve in 2020
16 Jun 2020
COVID-19 shock sends ripples across sectors, with commodities, tourism and transportation among the most severely hit, new UNCTAD report reveals.
Investment flows in Africa set to drop 25% to 40% in 2020
16 Jun 2020
All industries on the continent are reeling from the double blow of the coronavirus pandemic and low commodity prices, UNCTAD’s new report says.
Global investment flows flat in 2019, moderate increase expected in 2020
20 Jan 2020
Foreign direct investment fell slightly from US$1.41 trillion in 2018 to $1.39 trillion in 2019. Flows to developed countries decreased by 6%, while those to developing economies were unchanged.
Special Investment Policy Monitor indicates that cases where governments rejected foreign investment for national security reason have gained prominence
3 Dec 2019
Distinct FDI screening procedures for national security purposes have become an important investment policy tool in recent years, particularly in developed and emerging economies, reflecting rising political concerns in this area.
Global foreign investment flows dip to lowest levels in a decade
21 Jan 2019
Developed nations feel the pinch as foreign direct investment (FDI) bottoms out in 2018 to levels last seen during the global financial crisis.
UNCTAD releases its latest Investment Policy Monitor
7 Dec 2018
The new Monitor finds that 29 countries took 49 investment policy measures from May to October 2018. The ratio of new investment restrictions and regulations stood at 30 percent over the first ten months of 2018, which is the highest figure since 2010.