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UNCTAD: World Investment Report 2020

Global flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) will be under severe pressure this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. These vital resources are expected to fall sharply from 2019 levels of $1.5 trillion, dropping well below the trough reached during the global financial crisis and undoing the already lackluster growth in international investment …
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Foreign Direct Investment Flows in the Time of COVID-19

Many governments have taken stringent public health measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. These public health measures have caused severe economic disruptions that impact the foreign direct investment (FDI) decisions of firms. Governments have also taken significant economic policy actions to forestall, or cushion, the economic consequences of the public health crisis. …
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Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2019/2020: Rebuilding Investor Confidence in Times of Uncertainty

The Global Investment Competitiveness Report 2019-2020, published by the World Bank, provides novel analytical insights, empirical evidence, and actionable recommendations for governments seeking to enhance investor confidence in times of uncertainty. The report’s findings and policy recommendations are organized around “3 ICs” – they provide guidance to governments on how to increase investments’ contributions to …
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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-PaternĂ²-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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