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Recent Trends in Foreign Direct Investment in the Region

In: Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2011: Post-crisis trade and investment opportunities


  • United Nations ESCAP

    (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP))


With the start of the global economic crisis, world foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows decreases by 16% in 2008, then dropped sharply by 37% in 2009 and gained a marginal 1% increase in 2010. The decrease was relatively more pronounced in the developed countries. For the first time, developing countries are expected to have absorbed more than half of global FDI flows in 2010.

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  • United Nations ESCAP, 2011. "Recent Trends in Foreign Direct Investment in the Region," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT,in: Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2011: Post-crisis trade and investment opportunities, chapter 4, pages 45-53 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:ecchap:aptir2596_chap4

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    1. Yann Duval, 2006. "Cost and Benefits of Implementing Trade Facilitation Measures under Negotiations at the WTO: an Exploratory Survey," Working Papers 306, Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT), an initiative of UNESCAP and IDRC, Canada..
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    1. Mahvish Faran, 2014. "An Impact Assessment of Expected Future Turmoil Risk on FDI: A Panel Data Analysis of Developing Countries," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 19(2), pages 101-128, July-Dec.

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    foreign direct; investment; FDI; economic crisis; Asia; Pacific; regional trade agreement;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade


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