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UNCTAD/PRESS/EB/2005/015
GLOBAL INVESTMENT PROSPECTS ASSESSMENT (GIPA) 2005–2008 PUBLISHED; PREDICTS TRENDS IN FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

Geneva, Switzerland, 14 November 2005

Global Investment Prospects Assessment (GIPA) 2005-2008, published today by UNCTAD, features detailed analyses of trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) expected to occur over the next three years, as well as reviews of the strategies of transnational corporations and of policy developments expected to influence such investment.

The Assessment´s findings are based on global surveys of large transnational firms, international experts in FDI, and national investment promotion agencies. They also result from analyses of key factors affecting FDI.

Along with its review of global investment patterns (whose preliminary findings were issued in UNCTAD/PRESS/PR/2005/031), the report features separate sections on the prospects for each of the world´s developing regions. These sections focus on such factors as FDI prospects; the most attractive countries for FDI within a region; the industries within the region most likely to attract foreign investment; the countries expected to be the largest sources of investment for the region; the types of corporate activity most likely to be relocated there; and strategies for setting future investment policy for the region.