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Global foreign direct investment rebounded strongly in 2021, but the recovery is highly uneven
19 Jan 2022
New UNCTAD estimates show that infrastructure finance is up due to recovery stimulus packages, but greenfield investment activity remains weak across industrial sectors.
Asia-Pacific partnership creates new ‘centre of gravity’ for global trade
15 Dec 2021
A new free trade agreement, covering a third of the world economy, will eliminate 90% of tariffs among 15 East Asian and Pacific countries and is expected to boost intraregional exports by $42 billion.
New opportunities for accelerating pan-African trade
14 Dec 2021
By Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
Global trade in goods hits all-time quarterly high of $5.6 trillion
30 Nov 2021
UNCTAD estimates show that in the third quarter of 2021 world trade continued its strong recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic – albeit unevenly across countries and sectors.
Least developed countries cannot afford to strand their assets, given their development challenges
26 Nov 2021
By Paul Akiwumi, Director for Africa and Least Developed Countries, UNCTAD
World’s top investment forum pitches sustainable investing as crucial for COVID-19 recovery
22 Oct 2021
For developing countries in particular, initiatives to promote new investments in industry can complement COVID-19 recovery efforts and produce structural changes.
Reignite investment in developing countries for a sustainable COVID-19 recovery, leaders say
22 Oct 2021
Public and private investors urged to invest in a green, inclusive, resilient and sustainable future for all.
Steps to establish a global alliance of special economic zones taken at UNCTAD investment forum
21 Oct 2021
As centers of economic activity, special economic zones are a crucial development tool for nations. A new global alliance could help amplify SEZ voices alongside a push to modernize the zones.