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Launch of UNCTAD World Investment Report 2015 - ACP Secretariat, Brussels
 
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Analyzing the most recent trends in foreign direct investment (FDI), the World Investment Report 2015 reveals that, among other things, FDI inflows worldwide showed a double-digit percentage drop in 2014. It assesses FDI prospects, and presents the latest developments in national and international investment policies. The report also argues that the governance of international investment could be reformed to support sustainable development as well. This includes reforming investment agreements, as well as strengthening the coherence between international investment and tax policies. The report, which provides key investment data and analysis for policymakers is under embargo until Wednesday 24 June 2015 at 5:00 pm GMT.
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Money Talks: World investment report 2017
 
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The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released it’s World Investment Report 2017 that suggests investment could suffer. For more on this Kalman Kalotay joins us from Geneva. He is an economist at the UNCTAD Division on Investment and Entreprises. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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UNCTAD's World Investment Forum 2016
 
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HK 2nd in attracting investment (25.6.2015)
 
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For the first time, Hong Kong ranked second in global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows last year in the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development's World Investment Report. Hong Kong received US$103 billion in investments last year, a year-on-year increase of 39%, placing it second only to the Mainland (US$129 billion) and ahead of the US (US$92 billion), the UK (US$72 billion) and Singapore (US$68 billion) globally. With US$92 billion, Hong Kong also ranks second in terms of FDI outflows, after the US (US$337 billion) and ahead of the Mainland (US$116 billion), Japan (US$1114 billion) and Germany (US$112 billion). Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Gregory So today said the result highlights Hong Kong's role as a super-connector and a conduit for direct investment, adding that it reflects international investors' affirmation of the city's investment policy. Director-General of Investment Promotion Simon Galpin was also encouraged by the numbers and noted that foreign investors use Hong Kong as a base to invest in the rest of China and the region, while Mainland companies increasingly use Hong Kong as a platform to make global investments and acquisitions. (http://j.mp/1BCGW0M)
UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Training Programme: Testimonials
 
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This is a video of testimonials from participants of the English-speaking Network of UNCTAD's TrainForTrade Port Training Programme. In the video representatives from port member communities explain what is unique about the programme. Likewise, representatives from port partners or the programme talk about the benefits of supporting the programme. The video was filmed in April 2014, during the Training of Trainers workshop that was held in Dublin, Ireland. Website: https://tft.unctad.org/?page_id=41
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World Investment Forum 2014: Interview with Mr Zhan of UNCTAD
 
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The World Investment Forum (WIF) is a high-level, multi-stakeholder gathering designed to facilitate dialogue and action on the world’s key emerging investment-related challenges. The WIF provides a platform where a debate on “investment for development” can take place and ultimately to promote investment flows that contribute to sustainable and inclusive development. With its ties to UN member States, the Forum is able to bring together a broad coalition of investment stakeholders at the highest level who can influence the global investment landscape. Mr. James Zhan is Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is also Editor-in Chief of the UN annual World Investment Report and the journal Transnational Corporations.
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UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018
 
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Register now for the 2018 World Investment Forum
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James Zhan, Director of Investment & Enterprise of UNCTAD Interviewed on The Traders Network SSE
 
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Dr. James Zhan, Director of Investment and Enterprise at the UNCTAD was Interviewed LIVE on "The Traders Network” hosted by David Nelson at the UNCTAD U.N Sustainable Stock Exchange (SSE) Event. It was held at the New York Stock Exchange on September 24, 2015. Interview featured on iHeart Radio and equities.com. Public Relations and Marketing by http://1800publicrelations.com ("1800pr"), The Leader in Performance-Based PR and Marketing Services. To inquire about News, Media, PR and Content distribution, please contact: Matthew Bird 1-800-PublicRelations, Inc ("1800pr") 917-409-8211 [email protected]
UNCTAD FDI Workshop Day 1(Part 1)
 
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UNCTAD Workshop on FDI statistics in the GCC countries and the way forward held from 8 - 10 December 2014
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Economic Development in Africa Report - Presentation of 2015 topic
 
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Taffere Tesfachew, Director of UNCTAD Africa Division presents the main outcomes of UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report 2015, which looks into unlocking potential of Africa services trade for growth & development - http://unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=1261
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UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2012
 
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The World Investment Forum 2012 was organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in partnership with Government of Qatar, and took place at the Qatar National Convention Centre, between 20-23 April 2012 in conjunction with UNCTAD XIII Ministerial Conference (21-26 April 2012) in Doha, Qatar. The World Investment Forum (WIF) is a high-level, biennial, multi-stakeholder gathering that is designed to facilitate dialogue and action on the world's key emerging investment-related challenges. The first edition of the WIF was held on the occasion of the UNCTAD XIII conference in Accra, Ghana, from 18 to 22 April 2008 bringing together 650 participants from across the world. In just two years WIF 2010 has become one of the world's leading international investment events, attracting over 1,800 participants from 120 countries including Heads of State and ministers, global CEOs, heads of international organizations and civil society.
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Secretary General, United Nations UNCTAD, Ceremony 2015, International University in Geneva
 
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Graduation Ceremony 2015, International University in Geneva
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UNCTAD FDI Report
 
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World Investment Forum 2014_UNCTAD promotion video
 
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A short video showing highlights of the past two forums in China and Qatar, which together attracted more than 3000 participants from the international investment community.
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UNCTAD FDI Report
 
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UNCTAD FDI Report Bullish On India says they country will remain high on FDI inflows in 2012 and beyond
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Launch of UNCTAD's Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 - Press Conference (5 July 2017)
 
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Press briefing on United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's Economic Development in Africa Report for 2017. Speaker: Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief of UNCTAD's New York Office. Moderator: Francyne Harrigan, Chief of the Sustainable Development Section, UN Department of Public Information.
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UNCTAD -World Investment Forum 2012
 
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promotion video
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UNCTAD Least Developed Countries Report 2011
 
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UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, 54th Executive Session on 28 November 2011 Presentation of the Least Developed Countries Report 2011: The Potential Role of South--South Cooperation for Inclusive and Sustainable Development by Mr. Taffere Tesfachew, Director, Division for Africa, LDCs and Special Programmes, UNCTAD This Report argues that the LDCs need to go beyond business as usual in order to promote inclusive and sustainable development and it suggests how South--South cooperation supports such a transformational agenda. Link: www.unctad.org/ldcr2011
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ABIS 2015 : Presentations by representative from ASEAN Secretariat, UNCTAD and EU-ARISE
 
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ASEAN Business & Investment Summit (ABIS) 2015 Presentations on: 1. ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Progress and Key Achievements By H.E. Dr. Lim Hong Hin, Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community 2. ASEAN Integration Report 2015 By H.E. Dr. Lim Hong Hin, Deputy Secretary-General for the ASEAN Economic Community 3. ASEAN Investment Report 2015 By Professor Hafiz Mirza, Investment and Enterprise Division, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 4. ASEAN Trade Repository, ASEAN Solutions for Investment, Services, and Trade (ASSIST), ASEAN Customs Transit System By Paul Mandl, Team Leader of the ASEAN Regional Integration Support from the EU (ARISE)
UNCTAD Report 2015: India favourable economy in world
 
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As per the UNCTAD Report 2015, India is fast growing economy in world with favourable conditions.
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SA remains the top Foreign Direct Investment recipient: Report
 
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South Africa remains the top Foreign Direct Investment recipient on the continent. An UNCTAD World Investment Report released today shows South Africa received 5.7 billion dollar inflows, down 31 percent when compared to 2013. The report shows Global Foreign Direct Investment fell by 16-percent on the back of the subdued global economy, policy uncertainty and elevated geo-political risks. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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India ranks 10th in FDI inflows: UNCTAD report
 
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India ranks tenth in terms of FDI inflows globally, says a report by the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
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Turkey ranks 22nd most popular spot for foreign direct investors: Association
 
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Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Turkey was $12.1 billion in 2014, making the country the 22nd most popular spot for investors in the world, while the country is expected take in another $12 billion this year, said Ahmet Erdem, head of the International Investors Association (YASED), in a joint meeting with the United Nation’s Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on June 24. According to the UNCTAD 2015 Global Investment Report, Turkey took a share of around 1 percent in global investment. “We expect Turkey will continue to maintain its 1 percent share of global investment with around $12 billion of FDI inflow in 2015,” Erdem said. He noted the association members strongly believed Turkey could resolve any problems with the rule of law, tax system, educational system and employment policies in the country through common sense and cooperation to attract more FDI. The UNCTAD report showed global FDI flow decreased to $1.23 trillion in 2014, a 16 percent decrease from the previous year. Erdem said several fragilities in the global economy, political uncertainties and increasing geopolitical risks played a big role in the decreasing trend in the FDI flow across the world. Turkey ranked 22nd in the world, 12th among emerging countries and first in the Western Asia region. Emerging markets main recipients The emerging world’s share in global investments was 55 percent last year, although these countries lured 28 percent lower FDI in 2014 than they did in the previous year. Almost half of the top 10 FDI attracting countries were from the emerging world, according to the report. “China became the largest FDI recipient in 2014 for the first time with more than $129 billion in total. China was followed by Hong Kong with $103 billion and the United States with $92 billion,” said YASED Secretary General Özlem Özyiğit. Companies from the emerging world made more than $468 billion worth of investments abroad, hitting an all-time record. The UNCTAD has expected a gradual increase in the world’s FDI flow in the next three years. According to the report, the global FDI flow will hit $1.4 trillion in 2015, $1.5 trillion in 2016 and $1.7 trillion in 2017. UNCTAD Trend and Data Director Astrit Sulstarova said the latest report revealed many countries have showed progress in liberalizing their investment policies, promoting investment and easing FDI inflow procedures. “The report also showed a strong need for many countries to revise their international investment agreements,” he noted.
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Dr. KHALIL HAMDANI: INVESTMENT, TRADE & DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD)
 
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MaximsNewsNetwork: 2006 - Dr. Khalil Hamdani, former Director of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, Divsion on Trade, Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development, being interviewed on World Investment Report 2006. The report looks for the first time on investment among developing countries. Companies from Asia (China, Singapore, Hong Kong, India) are investing and buying assets in other Asian countries and in Africa. Natural resources and telecom are major drivers. Africa benefits from economic growth, jobs and reduced poverty. ........ ( UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT: UNCTAD ) ....................... MaximsNewsNetwork: News Network for the United Nations and the International Community. See: http://www.MaximsNews.com. "GIVING POWER & RESONANCE TO THE VOICE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY" ..........................................
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Unctad Report Published 09 June 2017
 
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UNCTAD Report Launched 09 June 2017
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4.4% of global tourism arrivals in 2015 were in Africa: UNCTAD
 
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Africa contributed to a 4.4 per cent share in the world tourism arrivals in 2015 according to a recently released report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Agency (UNCTAD). The United Nations Agency together with the East African Tourism Platform say there is a need to create awareness on product diversification, common skies policy to boost tourism's contribution to economic growth. NTV's Laban-Cliff Onserio spoke to Carmen Nibigira, the Regional Coordinator of East African Tourism Platform on details of this report. Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter. Like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya. Follow and Double tap on Instagram: NTV Kenya Join Our Telegram channel: www.telegram.me/NTVNewsRush
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Message for 2015 from Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
 
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UNCTAD Secretary-General, Mukhisa Kituyi, reflects on UNCTAD's achievements, the challenges that lie ahead, and lays out his vision for 2015. We at UNCTAD wish all of you and your families a merry festive season, and a prosperous and productive New Year. We look forward to our continued collaboration in the service of humanity and especially the most vulnerable among us.
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Pre-ICN Presentation of UNCTAD’s work on the forthcoming 7th UN Review Conference, GLOBAL COMPAL ...
 
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Pre-ICN Presentation of UNCTAD’s work on the forthcoming 7th UN Review Conference, GLOBAL COMPAL and Competitive Neutrality in collaboration with UNSW Centre for Law, Markets and Regulation, Sydney Australia. Part 1 at https://youtu.be/TQQvLS14kiE
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UNCTAD VIDEO
 
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UNCTAD’s LDCs Report 2014 Launch Growth with Structural Transformation A Post 2015 Development Age
 
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Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) media briefing on the occasion of the global launch of UNCTAD’s LDCs Report 2014 subtitled “Growth with Structural Transformation: A Post-2015 Development Agenda” at the CIRDAP auditorium on Thursday 27 November 2014. View more at http://cpd.org.bd/index.php/unctad-ldcs-report-2014-growth-structural-transformationpost-2015-development-agenda-bangladesh/
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UNCTAD report reveals strong potential for Africa
 
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A new report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has revealed improved infrastructure is needed to unlock the potential of Africa's services sector. Launched in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, the report highlights the services industry as a critical source of future income and employment in Africa.
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Launching of UNCTAD’s The Least Developed Countries Report 2015
 
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The Least Developed Countries Report 2015 addresses the issue of structural transformation of rural economies in LDCs, emphasising its critical importance to fulfilment of the SDGs globally. It concludes that such transformation needs to encompass agricultural upgrading and diversification towards rural non-farm activities, and to maximise the synergies between the two; and that it needs to foster an increase in rural demand while strengthening supply response. The Report highlights the potential of the infrastructure investment needed to generate increased rural demand, and the importance of appropriate sequencing and design, including labour-based construction methods and local procurement, to maximise its transformational effect. It concludes by outlining policies for rural structural transformation in the areas of finance, agricultural technology, enterprise and innovation, human resources and institutions.
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Christian Friis Bach World Investment Forum 2014
 
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Forward looking assessment of what is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Christian Friis Bach during the 2014 World Investment Forum.
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NewsLife: Global FDI inflows down || Jun. 24, 2015
 
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Breaking down the numbers: The fDi Report 2014
 
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Greenfield FDI flows are making a comeback, according to annual figures released by fDi Intelligence. Head of content Courtney Fingar reveals what the latest numbers say about the state of the market.
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UN Report On FDI; FDI decreased by 29% in 2012
 
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UNCTAD's flagship WORLD INVESTMENT REPORT 2013. The Report tracking global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows Report: Global Foreign Direct Investment Falls by 18 Percent FDI Inflows in India Seen Rising 15 Percent In 2013: UN Economist 'FDI inflows to India down 29 per cent in 2012' Africa records incresed FDI in 2012: UN
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Launching of UNCTAD’s The Least Developed Countries Report 2016
 
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The LDC Report 2016 subtitled The path to graduation and beyond: Making the most of the process examines the prospects of LDCs to graduate from their current status by the end of the Istanbul Programme of Action (IPoA) tenure in 2020. As may be recalled that the IPoA in 2011 had set the target to half the number of LDCs by 2020; at the mid-point since that adoption, this report evaluates the actual status of achievements, and reviews the significance, nature and process of graduation. The report highlights the need for ‘graduation with momentum’ for the countries who are to exit from the LDC category; and emphasises that structural transformation should play the fundamental role in this regard. The launching of the LDC Report 2016 is being organised by CPD as per the request of UNCTAD. You may recall that CPD has been organising the launching events of UNCTAD LDC Reports since 2006.
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Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
 
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"This July in Addis Ababa, world leaders can chart the way forward to finance ending poverty and our climbing vulnerability to climate change, leaving no one behind." Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, welcomes the momentum building for the Addis conference in July, and invites us all to turn ambitions into actions. Invest Ahead for People and Planet #FFD3 #Action2015
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Highlights UNCTAD 2016 Economic Development in Africa Report
 
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"How can Africa finance the SDGs and at the same time maintain debt sustainability?" is one of the main questions of the 2016 UNCTAD Economic Development in Africa Report. The report argues that with increasing debt levels and enormous financing needs, African governments should add new revenue sources to finance their development, such as remittances, public-private partnerships and clamp-down on illicit financial flows.
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UNCTAD 2017 Year in Review
 
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2017 was a busy year for UNCTAD as the implementation of the previous year’s Nairobi Maafikiano picked up pace. The following is a glimpse of just some of the things UNCTAD got up to over the course of the past 12 months. Read more about our exciting year: http://bit.ly/2CwkMmg
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Africa defies slowdown in global investment
 
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In contrast to the global downward trend of foreign direct investment (FDI), Africa has seen a sharp increase by 11% for the year 2018. From 2017 to 2018, global FDI fell from $1.5 trillion to $1.3 trillion, according to an analysis by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). This has positioned Africa as a strategic investment hub. "The rise in demand and prices of some commodities, as well as the growth of non-natural resource investments in other African economies … READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2019/06/16/africa-defies-slowdown-in-global-investment Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Turkish foreign direct investment is $6.8 billion in 2014
 
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Turkish companies made a total of $6.8 billion in foreign direct investment last year, according to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Monday, That was an increase of 89 percent from the previous year, the report said. UNCTAD said that companies in Turkey have consistently increased the level of outward of foreign direct investment in recent years, apart from a slight decline in 2013. The report showed that the overall share of total global FDI undertaken by companies in developing-economies rose to 36 percent in 2014, while it was just 12 percent in 2007. FDI from emerging economies increased 30 percent in 2014, according to report. Developing Asia has become, for the first time, the world's largest investor in other countries, with $440 billion investment abroad, followed by North America ($390 billion) and Europe ($286 billion). Hong Kong and China were the second and the third largest investors in the world, after the United States. Among the 20 largest investors, nine were either from developing or transition economies, included Hong Kong, China, the Russian Federation, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Chile, Kuwait and Taiwan. Last year, foreign investments from Japan, world's third largest economy, shrank 16.3 percent to $114 billion, a decline second only to that of Africa, where FDI dropped 20.6 percent to $11 billion. UNCTAD said separately that the world's second largest economy, China, was the top destination for foreign direct investment in 2014, edging the U.S. out of that position for the first time since 2003.
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#Mindspeak Q AND A with Dr. M. Kituyi Secretary-General of UNCTAD @UNCTADKituyi
 
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Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, SG UNCTAD, @UNCTAD, @UNCTADKITUYI, Sankara Hotel, @Safaricomltd, Africa, Mekong, Kenya, Trade, East Africa, Devolution, China, Poverty reduction, Railway from Douale to Lamu, Infrastructure
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Sophie Nappert and Mark Kantor - TDM 3 (2014)
 
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Welcome to the new issue of Transnational Dispute Management! Table of Contents - Volume 11, issue #03, published June 2014 http://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/journal-browse-issues-toc.asp?key=54 Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120) focuses on the forms, methods, strategies and implications of transnational dispute management: commercial and investment arbitration, mediation, negotiation, including the culture of arbitration, economic analysis and organisational and managerial techniques. We are always interested in receiving articles, papers, speeches and presentations for publication in our TDM Journal. Feel free to contact us for more information and guidelines on how to submit material. TDM is closely linked to OGEMID, the oil gas energy infrastructure and investment disputes discussion group. TDM subscribers have the benefit of a related membership on OGEMID. TDM 3 (2014) - Table of Contents * Sudan Bilateral Investment Treaties and South Sudan: Musings on State Succession to Bilateral Treaties in the Wake of Yugoslavia's Breakup by A. Genest, Ottawa Law School * Study of Damages in International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes Cases (Credibility International, 1st Edition, June 2014) by T. Hart, Credibility International * Temporal Validity of International Investment Agreements: A Large Sample Survey of Treaty Provisions by J. Pohl, Investment Division, OECD * Usury and Other Defenses in U.S. Litigation Finance by B.M. Cremades Román, Jr., B. Cremades & Asociados * Opting Out of ICSID and BITs: Legal and Economic Effects by L. Burger, Perréard de Boccard; J. Nicholson, FTI Consulting * The Intersection of International Trade and International Arbitration: Suspending Trade Benefits to "Encourage" Compliance with ICSID Awards by C.B. Rosenberg, White & Case LLP * Fair and Equitable Treatment: Today's Contours by R. Dolzer, University of Bonn * Adapting Legitimate Expectations to International Investment Law: A Defence of Arbitral Tribunals' Approach by Z. Meyers, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP * Recent Developments in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) - IIA ISSUES NOTE 1 - April 2014 by UNCTAD, www.unctad.org * UNCTAD Information note on ISDS cases involving the US or EU Member States, or their investors - IIA ISSUES NOTE 2 - June 2014 by UNCTAD, www.unctad.org * TRANSPARENCY: UNCTAD Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements II by UNCTAD, www.unctad.org * Taming the Wild West of Arbitration Ethics by K.M. Blankley, University of Nebraska College of Law * International Commercial Arbitration: A Primer for U.S. Judges by S.I. Strong, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri School of Law * Women's Access to Dispute Resolution: Arbitration for All by C. Radhakishun, UNCTAD * Comments by the Association for the Promotion of Arbitration (RAA) on Draft Legislative Acts Aimed at Improving Arbitration in Russia by Russian Arbitration Association (RAA), www.arbitrations.ru * Short Report on the ICC Commission Report on States, State Entities and ICC Arbitration by S.N. Kumpf, Brown Rudnick LLP * The Amendments to the 1980 Arab League Investment Agreement: Implications on the Right to Regulate Investment in Arab Countries by H. El-Kady, UNCTAD * Report on the Oral Arguments of the Appeal in Hupacasath First Nation v The Minister of Foreign Affairs Canada and the Attorney General of Canada by B.R. Jones, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria; J-M. Marcoux, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria * Can Nokia Successfully Invoke the India - Finland BIT?: An Analysis by G. Shahani, National Law University (NLUJ) * Opportunities and Risks in the Upcoming BG Group v Argentina Decision by L.M. Velarde Saffer, British Institute for International and Comparative Law (BIICL); J.W. Lim, World Bank * The Use of Diplomatic Channels to Combat State Interference and Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitrations by S. Wilske, Gleiss Lutz Rechtsanw„lte; L. Markert, Nishimura & Asahi * Outlawing Compliance? - The Enforcement of intra-EU Investment Awards and EU State Aid Law by C. Tietje, TELC, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg; C. Wackernagel, Institute for Economic Law, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg * An Amicus Curiae Submission to the Brazilian Government in the Matter of Introducing Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) by M.B. Ayad * Energy Community Law Enforcement by J. Kuhlmann, E-Control * Sobre la Consulta Previa en la Jurisprudencia de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos by F. Endara Flores, Legal Analyst - Itabsa * OGEMID Seminar: Investment Arbitration and its Critics - Foreign Direct Investment and Bilateral Investment Treaties * Several book reviews...
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UNCTAD: Intra-African migration can spur economic growth
 
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The United Nations trade and development body (UNCTAD) has released a new report that suggests African migration can contribute to economic growth on the continent. But only if it's managed legally. The report -- entitled Migration for Structural Transformation -- shows there's more intra-African trade than previously thought -- in sharp contrast to the belief that Africans are leaving the continent in search of a better life in Europe. CGTN's Coletta Wanjohi has more on the research findings. Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ow.ly/Zvqj30aIsgY Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cgtnafrica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgtnafrica
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Foreign direct investment in Saudi Arabia: Riyadh Chamber of Commerce
 
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Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry discusses Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). While foreign direct investment weakened to Saudi Arabia in 2013, the Kingdom remains the most attractive destination for foreign investment in the Arab world according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and "World Investment Report 2013." The FDI inflows slowed down by 25% in 2012 to USD 12.2 billion. Despite the slowdown Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry sees improved environment for the FDI. "Regarding FDI as well as local investment, had the economy been doing well and we have been doing fine, this will be more attractive for both local Saudi and international businesses; therefore, the future of the FDI in Saudi Arabia is promising. I also believe that SAGIA (Saudi Arabia's General Investment Authority) is doing its best in attracting foreign investments into the Kingdom. At the same time, the government injected huge amounts of funds into the market, which have created a good environment not only for local Saudi investors but also for non-Saudis who are interested in investing in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, I imagine the future is bright in this connection as the Saudi government encourages FDI and has already established SAGIA to look after investments, both internally and externally. I suppose foreign investment is a good indication of how smartly the government is tackling this issue, especially foreign investments, and attracting such assets into the country," said Dr. Mohammed H. Al Kathiri, Secretary-General of RCCI. "Six months ago, the Chamber has formed a committee and termed it the International Cooperation Committee. This committee has comprised several foreign investor CEOs from major companies investing in Saudi Arabia. It watches over obstacles facing those investors who invest in Saudi Arabia and contacts government agencies to facilitate procedures and remove such obstacles. This is essentially a direct support to foreign investors, knowing that all activities of the Chamber are streamlined to facilitate procedural processes and help the private sector in general, including foreign investors as well, to work in a friendly environment," he added. Full interview: http://www.marcopolis.net/saudi-arabia-private-sector-stronger-with-improved-business-environment.htm
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