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Global FDI drops 18% in 2012: UNCTAD
 
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Al Qarra - The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD has released its world Investment report 2013. The reports states that in 2012, for the first time ever, developing countries absorbed more FDI than developed countries, raking in 52% of global investment flows, versus 42% which went to developed countries. On a global scale, the picture was not good, in 2012, global FDI fell 18% to $1.35 trillion. Axèle Giroud, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD "The sharpest fall has occurred in developing economies, overall as a group they have seen their investment flow decline 32% in contrast to developing countries that saw a decline of 4%, and transition economies that have declined 9%. Developing countries show good signs, 4% is a relatively small decline. They remain attractive." http://www.alqarra.tv/en/global-fdi-drops-18-in-2012-unctad/
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Global Investment Trends
 
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Towers Watson Global Investment Practice Leader Carl Hess discusses global investment trends and how they apply to plan sponsors.
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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Global foreign investment flows dip to lowest levels
 
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The latest UNCTAD Global Investment Trends Monitor reported that global FDI flows fell for three consecutive years in 2018. Data shows that global FDI fell by nearly a fifth to 1.2 trillion U.S. dollars from about 1.5 trillion U.S. dollars last year. The drop brings FDI flows back to the low point reached after the global financial crisis. Data shows that the decline concentrated in developed countries where inflows fell by as much as 40 percent. Meanwhile, developing economies’ FDI flows have been more resilient with a 3 percent increase in 2018. Director of UNCTAD's Investment Division said the outlook is more positive for 2019 with a rebound expected due to stabilization in Asian countries. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP on Google Play (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Website: https://www.cgtn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChinaGlobalTVNetwork/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cgtn/?hl=zh-cn Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/CGTNOfficial/ Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing Tiktok: https://m.tiktok.com/h5/share/usr/6593878228716666886.html?u_code=d1kab7mki4ai6e&utm_campaign=client_share&app=musically&utm_medium=ios&user_id=6593878228716666886&tt_from=copy&utm_source=copy Douyin: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=http%3A%2F%2Fv.douyin.com%2F8QTXhV%2F&redir_token=WkBScl40kZbx7ZwJ9M7QhhTjErx8MTU0NTcyMTg3N0AxNTQ1NjM1NDc3&event=channel_description
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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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UNCTAD TDR 2011: Rethinking macroeconomic policy
 
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The Trade and Development Report 2011 focuses on the post-crisis policy challenges in the world economy. It concludes that the recovery is slowing down and that the "two-speed recovery" is mainly the result of wide differences in domestic demand. For more information refer to http://www.unctad.org/tdr2011
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UNCTAD Explainer - Information and Communication Technology for Development
 
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Information and communications technologies (ICTs) offer increased potential for advancing progress towards economic and social development objectives. The worldwide spread of mobile telephony and communication systems, the growth of Internet networks and widespread use of broadband infrastructure have an impact on international production and trade. But benefits from new ICTs cannot be taken for granted. Making ICT work for development requires more than expanding access to affordable infrastructure. In order to foster productive and inclusive use of ICTs, Governments need to create legal, institutional and policy frameworks and generate the necessary skills in government, business and civil society. UNCTAD assists governments of developing and transition economies towards their increased participation in the information economy. UNCTAD is also working closely with various parts of the UN and other relevant international institutions. Drawing on its policy research, UNCTAD monitors trends related to the “digital divide”, and advises countries on how to design and implement ICT strategies and policies to better participate in the global information economy. UNCTAD's work on Information and Communication Technology for Development: http://unctad.org/en/Pages/DTL/STI_and_ICTs/ICT4D.aspx
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Tracking global economic investment trends
 
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If it weren’t for trade-war tensions by the US which threatens to undermine the very foundation of the system that has supported the global economy since the end of World War II, it would be a wonderful life for investors, businesses and consumers. This is according to SEI investments latest global economic report. Joining CNBC Africa is Cai Rees, Client Investment Strategist for SEI Investments. Joining CNBC Africa is Cai Rees, Client Investment Strategist for SEI Investments. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/
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2018 Foreign Direct Investment Growth Uncertainties
 
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A look at the potential factors for slowing FDI growth during 2018 through the UNCTAD World Investment Report
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Export-led growth strategies no longer 'viable', Unctad asserts
 
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A new United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) study argues that, five years since the onset of the financial crisis, the global economy remains in a structural crisis and it is, therefore, not possible for countries to pursue pre-crisis growth strategies, including export-led development policies. In fact the Trade and Development Report 2013 argues that export-led strategies -- mainstay policies for countries such as China, South Korea and, to a lesser extent, South Africa -- are no longer viable. Instead, more balanced strategies, geared towards generating a greater role for domestic and regional demand, should be pursued.
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Consider tax regimes that favour industry over finance - Unctad
 
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A new report published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) argues that policymakers should consider taxing profits from productive entrepreneurial activity at a lower rate than those derived from financial activities as part of efforts to deal with the growing global problem of growth-sapping inequality.
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UNCTAD - eCommerce Week 2018
 
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E-commerce continues to grow in the global economy. According to UNCTAD's 2017 Information Economy Report, the value of global e-commerce increased to an estimated $25 trillion in 2015, up from $16 trillion in 2013. The report stresses that the world is on the cusp of a 'new' digital economy, which will have transformational impacts on the world economy, creating both opportunities and development challenges. Register here: https://goo.gl/GpzF4k UNCTAD's fourth E-Commerce Week will place particular emphasis on the role of digital platforms, a key feature of the evolving digital economy. Digital platforms - often accessed through mobile apps - bring together and aggregate demand and supply in ways that were not possible before (being faster, cheaper and more easily coordinated), including in geographical areas/service sectors traditionally neglected. Digital platforms present new opportunities for international trade and efficient economic activities, including for small businesses. However, the extent to which people and enterprises engage and benefit from such platforms varies considerably. There are indeed concerns that they will disrupt economies, with potential negative consequences for employment and working conditions. The fourth E-Commerce Week, with the theme "Development dimensions of digital platforms", will offer a venue for different stakeholders to discuss key challenges and opportunities arising from such platforms, and put forth concrete actions to harness maximum benefits for developing countries. The 2017 E-Commerce Week was attended by 1,000 representatives, from governments, international organizations, the private sector and civil society from 99 countries, with 170 speakers and moderators. More than 30 sessions addressing policy-relevant topics were organized in collaboration between UNCTAD and another 30 partners. In 2018, the UNCTAD E-Commerce Week will follow the same format, and will feature, among other events, the second session of the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy on 18-20 April. Register here: https://goo.gl/GpzF4k
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UNCTAD eCommerce Week
 
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What are the key challenges in e-commerce that countries face? ➡ Watch the video to find out the main challenges that hinder e-commerce growth in Macedonia, Brasil, Thailand, Russia, Bangladesh, Croatia, South Africa and Serbia. 🔴 The president of the Macedonian E-commerce Association, Nina Angelovska represented Macedonia at the 1st Global Meeting of e-Commerce Associations at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development eCommerce Week and she prepared a short video with the Associations' leaders: Nina Angelovska | Асоцијација за е-трговија на Македонија Kulthirath Pakawachkrilers | Joyfulness Thailand - Digital and Technology Solutions Mostafizur Rahman Sohel | BASIS Caio Colagrande | E-Commerce Brasil Marcel Majsan | eCommerce Hrvatska Alastair Tempest | eCommerce Forum Africa Igor Subow | eCommerce Russia Zorana Milidrag | E-commerce Assosiaction of Serbia One of the major e-commerce challenges that Macedonia faces is the low level of digital skills 💻 and the lack of capacities for e-commerce 👨, and some of the challenges the other countries face include infrastructure, regulations, logistics, payment systems, language barriers, safety and high transportation costs. Watch the video to take a peek at the atmosphere at the UNCTAD eCommerce Week, to meet the delegates and to hear more about their contries challenges. #UNCTADeWeek -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Кои се главните предизвици во е-трговијата со која се соочуваат земјите од светот? ➡ Погледни го видеото да ги дознаеш најголемите пречки за растот на трговијата во Македонија, Бразил, Тајланд, Русија, Бангладеш, Хрватска, Јужна Африка и Србија. 🔴 Претсетателот на Асоцијација за е-трговија на Македонија, Нина Ангеловска ја претстави Македонија на Првиот глобален состанок на асоцијациите за е-трговија UNCTAD E-commerce Week во Женева и ни подготви кратко видео со лидерите на Асоцијациите. Нина посочи дека едукацијата на населението е клучна за кревање на нивото на дигиталните вештини на граѓаните, но подеднакво е важна и едукацијата на компаниите за зголемување на понудата. Како други предизвици од е-трговија во своите држави, панелистите ги издвоија: инфраструктурата, логистика, јазичните бариери, платежните системи, големите трошоци за испорака, безбедноста при купувањето онлајн. Погледнете го краткото видео од атмосферата од Женева, запознајте се со делегатите од глобалните Асоцијации за е-трговија и слушнете што секој детектирал како предизвик во својата земја. #UNCTADeWeek
UNCTAD Information Economy Report 2012 Seminar
 
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The Information Economy Report 2012: The Software Industry and Developing Countries is the seventh edition in the flagship series published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). As one of the few annual reports that monitor global trends related to information and communication technologies (ICTs) from a development perspective, the Report is a valuable reference for policymakers. In the 2012 edition, which was launched worldwide on 28 November 2012, special attention is given to the role of software capabilities in accelerating progress towards a more inclusive information society.
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UNCTAD
 
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Investment 360: Global FDI Trends
 
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(www.abndigital.com) ABN's Bronwyn Nielsen speaks with Wim Plaizier, MD of Managing Consultancy A.T. Kearney, speaks on global foreign direct investment trends and how SA can improve its competitiveness.
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International Investment Agreement Reform: Phase II
 
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Listen to Ms. Tuerk talk about trends in the International Investment Agreement (IIA) universe and options for reform. This video was recorded for CCSI's 3rd Annual Executive Training Program on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Official, 2017.
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Facilitating Investment for Sustainable Development
 
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Private investment is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Developing countries, in particular, need to be able to better identify and facilitate the kind of investment that will contribute to their sustainable development. This session will look at practical examples of investment facilitation for sustainable development, as well as the broader mechanisms through which it can be achieved. It will focus on potential tools to measure the quality as opposed to the quantity of investment. Panelists: - Marten van den Berg, Director General for Foreign Economic Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Netherlands - Ana Novik, Head of the Investment Division, OECD - Howard Mann, Associate and Senior International Law Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) - Bostjan Skalar, Chief Executive Officer, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) - Elizabeth Tuerk, Chief, International Investment Agreements Section, Division on Investment and Enterprise, UNCTAD - Chiedu Osakwe, Director General and Chief Negotiator, Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN)
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FDI Behind Global Rebound?
 
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What impact might the ongoing deliberate devaluation of currencies have on FDI trends in 2016 and beyond? James X. Zhan, UNCTAD. You can view this video and the full video archive on the Dukascopy TV page: http://www.dukascopy.com/tv/en/#177005 Смотрите Dukascopy TV на вашем языке: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvrussian 用您的语言观看杜高斯贝电视: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvchinese Miren Dukascopy TV en su idioma: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvspanish Schauen Sie Dukascopy TV in Ihrer Sprache: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvgerman Regardez la Dukascopy TV dans votre langue: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvfrench Veja a TV Dukascopy na sua língua: http://www.youtube.com/user/dukascopytvpt
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Brussels Briefing 47:  Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD
 
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On 3rd February 2017 Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD, gave a keynote address on "Future prospects for Africa in global trade" as part of the Brussels Development Briefing n.47 on the subject of “Regional Trade in Africa: Drivers, Trends and Opportunities”, organised by CTA, in collaboration with IFPRI, the European Commission / DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat, and CONCORD . Find out more and watch his presentation here: https://brusselsbriefings.net/past-briefings/47-regional-trade-in-africa/
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Mr. Petko Draganov, Deputy Secretary General, UNCTAD
 
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UNCTAD, Geneva, April 2010 - Investment, Enterprise and Development Commission on "Public Investment in Administrative Efficiency for Business Facilitation: Sharing best practices". You can download the video here.
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Global Investment Outlook Spring 2018 – Resilient emerging market economies
 
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Emerging markets have survived several economic crises over the years, but can this trend continue? Our Chief Economist, Eric Lascelles, provides his outlook on growth in emerging-market economies. Download the full Global Investment Outlook report at http://www.rbcgam.com/gio.
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UNCTAD opening: Agreements to restore trust in global economy
 
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Delegates at the 14th United Nations Conference on Trade & Development in Nairobi have been challenged to put their money where their mouth is in order for the implementation of global development agreements to become a reality. NTV Kenya is first for breaking news and the best entertainment on television. Channel includes popular comedies like the Churchill Show, satire like Bull's Eye, pop culture and entertainment from The Trend with Larry Madowo, Teen Republic as well as AM Live and top shows such as Victoria's Lounge, Press Pass and NTV Wild. Watch more videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter and like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya.
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The Economy and Global Investment
 
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George Ratiu, economist at NAR, talks about the climate of commercial real estate around the world. Dreams by Joakim Karud https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud Creative Commons — Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported— CC BY-SA 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b... Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/VF9_dCo6JT4
Mukhisa Kituyi, UNCTAD Secretary General   UNCTAD 14 Press Conference
 
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Dr. Kituyi presents the fourteenth United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) taking place in the same venue from 17–22 July, 2016. UNCTAD quadrennial conferences feature intensive discussions on global economics and trends on trade, investment, technology and finance – especially as they affect developing countries. UNCTAD 14 takes place as Governments operationalize the 17 Sustainable Development Goals under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The first high-level event of the Conference on 18 July will see Heads of State and Government discussing the opportunities and challenges of implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Jack Ma and UNCTAD with youth in Africa
 
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Time for Africa - An empowered African Youth and small businesses, a game changer. UNCTAD Special Adviser for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business explores opportunities with African youth and businesses to participate in global trade and raises awareness of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
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Ken Courtis: On the global growth outlook, trade, and investment strategy.
 
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Ken Courtis: On the global growth outlook, trade, and investment strategy.
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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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UNCTAD conference finally achieves agreement
 
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We have a deal. That was the resounding message from United Nations Trade and Development Conference (UNCTAD 14) as curtains fell on the deliberations that have lasted one week. Delegates agreed on various trade policies and the role UNCTAD should play in facilitating it. Local leaders too were all praises over the benefits the conference brought to Kenya. Watch more NTV Kenya videos at ntv.co.ke and nation.co.ke. Follow @ntvkenya on Twitter and like our page on Facebook: NTV Kenya.
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WTPO16 live: UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi on megatrends
 
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UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi sets the scene for the Trade Promotion Organization Network World Conference and Awards 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco, by sharing insights on megatrends affecting Africa, their impact on small firms and how the Fourth Industrial Revolution (digital) is changing the game of trade.
3rd BioTrade Congress: Statement by UNCTAD Secretary-General
 
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Statement by Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of UNCTAD to the 3rd BioTrade Congress: Promoting Sustainable use through Business Engagement, Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea (12 October 2014) The 3rd BioTrade Congress took place as part of the COP 12 Business and Biodiversity Forum, and discussed key trends and emerging approaches for the sustainable production and commercialization of biodiversity-based products and services. The Congress addressed the following topics: - Engaging businesses in achieving the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Sustainable Development Goals - Nagoya Protocol implications for developing BioTrade and biodiversity businesses - Practical tools for sustainable sourcing and use of biodiversity - Business to Business Roundtable: Sustainable supply and ethical demand
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The Art of Facilitation | Investing - The Shoemaker's Children Story
 
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Moe Poirier, Founding Partner of Shift Facilitation, speaks about how it can be challenging for organizations to invest in the professional development of trainers and facilitators.
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UNCTAD Secretary-General presents his Report to UNCTAD XIII
 
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Presenting his Report to UNCTAD XIII, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi talks about the lessons learned from the recent financial crisis. He calls for a more prominent role for the State in balancing the markets, ensuring equality, and countering some of the recent negative trends, such as extensive financialization, debt-driven growth and the pronounced boom and bust cycles.
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IGNOU : IBO 1 - International Commodity Agreements, Topic - International Commodity Agreements
 
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Indian Academy of Commerce IGNOU : IBO 1- International Business Environment Unit 12- International Commodity Agreements M.Com Master Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP6dnf6nwqwJqbQSKOAgo3g/playlists?view=50&sort=dd&shelf_id=4&pbjreload=10 IBO 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrbzc2NDI9Y&list=PLVNhI5J8XWQlUxCfVIUnHcCKeYLdM9aFC
Business Today 14th July 2016 - The UNCTAD Agenda
 
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Business Today 14th July 2016 - The UNCTAD Agenda. Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnnews.com/live Watch KTN News http://www.ktnnews.com Follow us on http://www.twitter.com/ktnnews Like us on http://www.facebook.com/ktnnews
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UN Secretary-General on sustainable stock exchanges
 
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A speech from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to introduce the 'Sustainable Stock Exchanges' event in November 2009. The event was hosted by the PRI, UN Global Compact and UNCTAD to discuss what steps stock exchanges can take to improve the sustainability performance of listed companies and help promote responsible investment.
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gstp trade current trends and implications of intra gstp tariff reductions
 
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Subscribe today and give the gift of knowledge to yourself or a friend gstp trade current trends and implications of intra gstp tariff reductions UNCTAD. GSTP Trade Current Trends and Implications of Intra-GSTP Tariff Reductions. UNCTAD/DITC Trade Analysis Branch. Outline of this presentation. Trends in trade of GSTP countries Patterns of protection Simulation of impacts of intra-GSTP tariff cuts Summary findings. Slideshow... number of slides is : 1 number of slides is : 2 number of slides is : 3 number of slides is : 4 number of slides is : 5 number of slides is : 6 number of slides is : 7 number of slides is : 8 number of slides is : 9 number of slides is : 10 number of slides is : 11 number of slides is : 12 number of slides is : 13 number of slides is : 14 number of slides is : 15 number of slides is : 16 number of slides is : 17 number of slides is : 18 number of slides is : 19 number of slides is : 20 number of slides is : 21 number of slides is : 22 number of slides is : 23 number of slides is : 24
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Rethinking Global Growth | Min Zhu
 
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Min Zhu, deputy managing director at the International Monetary Fund, discusses ongoing structural changes in the global economy. In this video for the World Economic Forum, Min Zhu, exposes the deep scars and challenges left by the recent financial crisis, and says global cooperation for structural reform will be key for a return to growth. Watch the full presentation above, or read some quotes below. On underperforming economies “The global GDP level today is a big drop and it remains under the trend. This is a big gap - we lost all those global GDP in the past seven or eight years permanently. This is very important to understand. This crisis leaves a much deeper scar than anyone ever thought across the whole world, even emerging markets. We permanently lost such a big chunk of real global GDP forever. So we operate the whole global economy at a lower level, that's a very important concept. Because of that all the countries today run under their potential output, so they have an output gap.” “You see all the advanced economies run under their potential, roughly by one and a half a percent. Even in advanced economies, China is still one percentage point under their potential. The whole world runs under their potential, and the output gap is still quite big.” “Why do we have such low potential growth? Number one, investments are lower. In the US and Europe, investments are lower. Investments are only higher in China, Brazil and Russia. But in China’s investments are way too high, and need further adjustment. Also trade growth is slower. Trade growth is normally always stronger than global growth rates, but now trade growth is slower than global GDP growth for the first time in thirty years.” On potential for growth “The real issues we tried to figure out what will be the potential growth for the next five years? When we talk about potential growth, basically we talk about the potential capital, and productivity growth rates. Potential growth is a concept to match the capacity, to match how much the system can grow. This is a very important concept - this is the base for the growth.” “Why then do we see the potential capital growth weakening, which is showing investments as lower. We see the labor supplies have weakened dramatically in advanced economies, because of demographic changes and ageing. The issue is that productivity growth is weakening over the whole world. Productivity growth is lower everywhere: in advanced economies, in US, in Europe, in the UK, emerging markets in China in Brazil, Russia, everywhere.” “The key issue is how can we promote productivity growth? If you look for the five years, you’ll see the potential growth still depends heavily on the productivity growth. That's the real challenge for the next five years. Because emerging market lost quite a bit of potential growth rates. Why have emerging markets slowed down? That’s very simple. In the past ten years, oil and commodity prices have been much higher, and they are now lower. The food price was high. So the commodity cycle is over, and trade value is much lower today. It’s the same for advanced economy. So the external environment is really changed because super commodity cycle is over, trade is weaker and lower interest rate environment is over. Those are big changes with an impact on emerging markets. Advanced economies also have a negative impact on emerging markets and vice versa. We really live together now; we are all linked together.” On debt “When we move to financial sectors, what we saw is that central bank balances expanded dramatically, particularly in Japan and in all the advanced economies. Roughly an increase from 5% of GDP to 15% of GDP. The key figure is the government debt level. The government debt is way higher than WW1 level, and almost as high as WW2. It’s hard to believe how high governments debts are today. Even in emerging market, debt level is way too high. The high debt level has quite a few impacts. The one key issue is when you have high debt, you have to pay high interest rates. In advanced economies is 2007, the total government debt was 71.6% of GDP. Today, it’s roughly 104.6 % of GDP, so debt has increased roughly 40%. But interest payments were 2.9% in 2007 and are 2.9% today. So, debt has increased by 40% but interest rates remain very low.”
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Second Take: World Investment Report
 
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Creamer Media's Mariaan Webb speaks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about foreign direct investment in South Africa.
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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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Foreign Direct Investment.. Global Obesity
 
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Foreign Direct Investment into developing countries and increased food processing.
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India crosses $300 billion milestone
 
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India crosses $300 billion milestone India has received over US $300 billion US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) milestone between April 2000 and September 2016. The cumulative FDI inflows during the period amounted to US $310.26 billion. With this, India firmly established its credentials as a safe investment destination in the world. Important Facts 33% of the FDI came through the Mauritius route. India received US $101.76 billion dollar from Mauritius between April 2000 and September 2016. Top Destinations: Mauritius route is preferred by investors because they wanted to take advantage of India’s double taxation avoidance treaty (DTAA) with the island nation. Besides Mauritius, other big investors have been from Singapore, US, UK and the Netherlands. Sector wise: India’s services sector received maximum 18% of the cumulative equity FDI inflows. It was followed by construction development, computer software & hardware, telecommunication and automobile. Liberalisation of the FDI policy framework supplemented by major national development programmes such as Make in India, Skill India and Digital India besides increasing competitiveness, have made India the preferred choice for investors globally. Global FDI Status According to the World Investment Report 2016 released by UNCTAD, global FDI flows rose by 38% to $ 1.76 trillion. It is the highest level since the global economic and financial crisis began in 2008. However, it still remains some 10% short of the 2007 peak. The FDI flows in 2016 are expected to decline by 10-15%, reflecting fragility of global economy, persistent weakness of aggregate demand, effective policy measures to curb tax inversion deals. Besides, elevated geopolitical risks and regional tensions may further amplify the expected downturn of FDI flows. Buy our Emailupdate course and get all our pdfs free + many other stuff :- http://imojo.in/f1y62b Buy full Uttar Pradesh PCS UPPCS study package for UPPCS 2017 PRe+ Mains + UP Exams :- http://imojo.in/9nv1nt Buy Full Study Package for BPSC /Bihar PCS -2016 ( 60-62 CCE ) :- PRelims + Mains :- http://imojo.in/BPSCStudyPackage Buy full Uttarakhand PCS UKPSC 2016 Study Package for PRe+ Mains :- http://imojo.in/UKPSCStudyPackage Buy Full RAS Rajasthan PCS Pre + Mains Study Package from Here :- http://imojo.in/36hmxf Our Online Store link :- https://www.instamojo.com/studyforcivilservices/ Please Contribute towards Study for Civil Services :- http://imojo.in/ContributetoSCS Useful for Exams like UPSC , IAS , IPS , IFS , State PCS Exams like UPPCS/UKPSC/MPPCS/RAS/BPSC/CGPSC , SSC Exams , Banking Exams , IBPS, RRB , RBI , NET , SSB , CDS , NDA , SCRA , Railway Exams , Banking clerk exams , HTET Exams and Various Other Competitive Exam
FDI Inflow Drops
 
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FDI inflow to India drops by 9% y-o-y in 2017. Meanwhile, FDI outflow almost doubled
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Romania is the smallest international investor in Europe, with FDI abroad 3 times lower than Bulgar
 
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Romania is the smallest international investor in Europe, with FDI abroad 3 times lower than Bulgaria Romanian investors made total direct investment of USD 883 million in other countries until the end of 2017, the smallest amount among the 28 European Union member states and similar to the investment abroad registered by countries like Kenya or Cambodia, according to “World Investment Report 2018” released by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). International statistics show Romania is the smallest international investor in Europe, as local investors prefer to focus on t...
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Panel 2 | Attracting Investment & Trade Facilitation
 
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Panel 2 | Attracting Investment & Trade Facilitation Adam Hemphill, Walmart Suzie Zimmerman, UPS Ru Nyambuya, Standard Bank Moderator: Francois Baird, Baird’s U.S.
CSR Roundtable 2013:  Responsible Investment
 
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Responsible investment was the theme at this year's annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Roundtable, held at the International Labour Organization and organized by the ILO, UNCTAD and the OECD. Participants from UN agencies, IOE, ITUC and investment institutions shared their views on the benefits of the roundtable and the challenges to investing responsibly. The CSR Roundtable provides an opportunity to promote policy coherence among international agencies, using the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy as one of the main instruments. For further information, including reports on the discussions of previous annual meetings, see www.csrroundtable.org .
Mukhisa Kituyi Secretary General, UNCTAD, opening ceremony of the Global Commodities Forum, UNCTAD 1
 
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15 Jul 2016 - Opening remarks by Dr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) at the opening ceremony of Global Commodities Forum, UNCTAD 14, Nairobi.
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Finance Has Become the Dominant Force in Shaping the Global Economy
 
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Global inequality, household indebtedness, insufficient investment and stagnant economic recovery are the consequences of the dominance of large financial and corporate bodies in shaping globalization, explains Richard Kozul-Wright, UNCTAD's chief economist Visit http://therealnews.com for more stories and help support our work by donating at http://therealnews.com/donate.
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