Investment promotion agencies from Estonia, India and Rwanda receive UN awards for excellence in their COVID-19 responses
The Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency wins special recognition for mainstreaming gender in investment promotion.
New Asian trade bloc could help boost post-pandemic investment
Global foreign direct investment falls 49% in first half of 2020
The biggest drops occurred in developed countries, cutting across all major forms of foreign direct investment.
Developing countries pay environmental cost of electric car batteries
Growth in electric car sales is great news for the fight against climate change, but the mining of the minerals used in their batteries poses serious risks for the environment.
Demand for raw materials for electric car batteries set to rise further
Surging need is driven by boom in electric cars, with 23 million passenger vehicles expected to be produced by 2030, says a new UNCTAD report.
COVID-19 will likely transform global production, says UN report
Investment flows to developing countries in Asia could fall up to 45% in 2020
Investment flows in Africa set to drop 25% to 40% in 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 foreign direct investment projected to plunge 40% in 2020
COVID-19 causes steep drop in investment flows, hitting developing countries hardest. Recovery is not expected before 2022, says new UNCTAD report.