Transnational Corporations, Agricultural Production and Development

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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has published the World Investment Report 2009: Transnational Corporations, Agricultural Production and Development. The study analyzes the latest trends in foreign direct investment (FDI). The economic and financial crises have severely affected global FDI flows worldwide. Inflows are expected to fall from $1.7 trillion in 2008 to below $1.2 trillion in 2009, with a slow recovery in 2010. The crisis has also transformed the FDI landscape: investments in developing and transition economies surged in 2008, accounting for as much as 43 percent of global FDI flows.

The report is available online here.