Overseas investment down globally, warns UN trade and development agency UNCTAD

According to a new report by UNCTAD, Foreign direct investment (FDI) has fallen more than 40 per cent in the first half of 2018, compared with the same period last year, with developing economies escaping the worst of the downturn.  Overall, the global financial picture is “gloomy”, James Zhan, UNCTAD Director of Investment and Enterprise, told Daniel Johnson in Geneva.

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Foreign investment reached new high of $1.5 trillion in 2007, says UN experts

Global foreign direct investment (FDI) grew to an estimated $1.5 trillion in 2007, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said today, attributing the record high to the growth of transnational corporations and strong economic performance in many parts of the world.