Thursday, October 28, 2010

Foreign Direct Investment

If you teach Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in your international law, international business, or trade class, you will be happy to see a useful, four-page publication that describes the most recent global investment trends.  I think it would be a good handout (or link) for students.  It is published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).  Click here to see the latest issue.

Among the highlights of the latest issue:  FDI flows to the United Kingdom and United States were hit especially hard in the second quarter of 2010.  Developing and transistion economies experienced similar decreases in FDI inflows. But during the same period FDI flows to China increased by 20 percent.  The Russian Federation saw an increase of 30 percent. 

Click here to read more.


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