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Category Archives: Foreign Direct Investment

The UK has become the world’s largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment

In the first half of 2013, the UK received an inflow of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) of $75 billion, which put the UK in first place, ahead of China with $67 billion and the US with $66 billion.   Overall, global FDI inflows were an estimated $745 billion in the first half of 2013, which was 4% higher than in … Continue reading

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Sharp fall in global foreign direct investment last year

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows declined by 18% in 2012 to a level which was close to the trough reached in 2009, according to the Global Investment Trends Monitor just published by UNCTAD. The Report puts this down to the uncertainty which has been caused by the weakening macroeconomic environment, with falls being registered for global growth in GDP, … Continue reading

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Fall in global foreign direct investment

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows declined by 8 per cent in the first half of 2012, as the economic recovery suffered new setbacks in the second quarter of 2012, according to UNCTAD’s tenth Global Investment Trend Monitor.  The organisation now projects that FDI flows will, at best, level-off in 2012, at slightly below US$1.6 trillion. “Investment leads economic growth … Continue reading

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UK retains its lead as a destination for inward investment … but only just.

The UK remains Europe’s top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) but will be overtaken by Germany within two years unless something is done, according to Ernst & Young’s annual UK Attractiveness Survey published today. The report shows that the UK attracted 679 projects in 2011 creating nearly 30,000 jobs. But, the country experienced a decline of 7% in the … Continue reading

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FDI creates few jobs in developing countries

 A new UNCTAD report on the status of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world´s 48 poorest countries urges a changed approach that would focus such investment on creating jobs, as well as on enhancing those countries´ productive capacities – that is, their abilities to produce wider varieties of goods and more sophisticated goods. The report is entitled Foreign Direct … Continue reading

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Solid growth for world recovery, but not without its dangers

The world economy is moving from a post-crisis bounce-back to a period of slower growth over this year and next. This is according to the latest Global Economic Prospects 2011 published by the World Bank. The report estimates that global GDP grew by 3.9% in 2010, but will slow to 3.3% this year, before recovering to 3.6% in 2012. Fastest … Continue reading

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Global investment flows have seen serious cutbacks this year.

One would have hoped that the reining back in government expenditure around the world might have been offset by increases in foreign direct investment (FDI). But figures published by UNCTAD yesterday in their Global Investment Trends Monitor No.4, show that this hasn’t been happening. Flows of global FDI actually fell in the second quarter of 2010. In fact UNCTAD’s FDI … Continue reading

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Foreign direct investment into Europe slows down

Not surprisingly there was slump in global foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2009, with a 36% fall in FDI inflows into Europe. This was due to the economic uncertainty amongst businesses which led to the postponement of investment decisions. This is according to Ernst & Young’s latest European Attractiveness Survey. In Europe the number of projects fell by 11% from … Continue reading

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Sharp downturn in FDI flows

Global inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) fell by 39% from US$1.7 trillion in 2008 to just over US$1.0 trillion in 2009, according to estimates by UNCTAD. This decline was spread across all major groups of economies. Following a large fall in FDI inflows amongst developed countries in 2008, there was a further severe decline of 41% in 2009 as … Continue reading

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International investment collapses in 2009, says OECD

International mergers and acquisitions are forecast to decline by 56% in 2009 compared with 2008, the largest year-on-year decline since 1995. This estimate is based on OECD analysis of data for international M&A activity up to 26 November 2009.   This fall is largely due to the 60% decline in value of cross-border merger and acquisitions (M&A) by firms based … Continue reading

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