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Inward Greenfield FDI and Patterns of Job Polarization

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Inward greenfield FDI and patterns of job polarization” by Sara Amoroso and Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello. The unprecedented growth in FDI in the last decades has caused drastic changes in the labour markets of the host countries. The major part of FDI …
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Global Value Chains Opportunities for Growth

Global value chains offer opportunities for growth, jobs and development, but more must be done so all countries and firms can participate equally, according to a new OECD-WTO-World Bank Group report. “Global Value Chains: Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for Policy” argues that success in international markets depends as much on the capacity to import high-quality …
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European Attractiveness Survey 2014

Spain registered a decline in foreign investment in 2013. However, the average number of hires per project increased from 37 in 2012 to 50 in 2013, resulting in a relative 10 percent increase in jobs created by FDI year on year. According to the 2014 European Attractiveness Survey published by Ernst & Young, Spain was the …
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Africa by Numbers 2013-14

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Africa has increased significantly over the last decade and this trend is set to continue, but the decision on where to invest in this vast and diverse continent can prove challenging, according to Ernst & Young’s “Africa by Numbers: Assessing market attractiveness in Africa” report. The study sets out the …
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International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment 2013

Eurostat has just published the report, “International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment – 2013 edition.“ The aim of this pocketbook is to give an overview of the external dimension of the EU economy by presenting, in a compact way, the available data on trade in goods, trade in services, and foreign direct investments. In a …
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E&Y’s 2013 Africa Attractiveness Survey

Ernst & Young has just published the 2013 Africa Attractiveness Survey, “Getting down to business”. According to the study foreign direct investment from emerging markets into Africa outpaced that from developed markets in 2012, but the number of new FDI projects into the continent fell 12 percent from the previous year. Despite this drop, which …
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World Investment Report 2012

The UNCTAD has just released the “World Investment Report 20121”, subtitled “Towards a New Generation of Investment Policies”. The Report indicates that global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in 2011 surpassed the pre-crisis average – reaching US$1.5 trillion, despite persistent uncertainty in the global economy. However, flows still remained more than 20 per cent below …
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E&Y European Attractiveness Survey

Ernst & Young has published the 2012 European Attractiveness Survey, titled “Growth Actually.” The report combines an analysis of international investment in Europe over the last year with a survey of 840 global executives on their views about how and where global investment will take place in the next decade. Conducted early this year, the …
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World Investment Report 2011

The UNCTAD has just published the “World Investment Report 2011: Non-Equity Modes of International Production and Development”. The study forecasts that, barring any economic shocks, FDI flows will recover to pre-crisis levels over the next two years. The challenge for the development community is to make this anticipated investment have greater impact on our efforts …
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Foreign Direct Investment in LDC

The UNCTAD has just launched the report, “Foreign Direct Investment in Least Developed Countries: Lessons Learned from the decade 2001-2010 and the Way Forward”. The study notes that FDI in least developed countries (LDCs) has grown rapidly over the last decade, with their share of global foreign investment flows having effectively doubled. Sadly, however, most …
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