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Foreign Direct Investment

In: Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2012: Recent Trends and Developments


  • United Nations ESCAP

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


The Asia-Pacific region has shown resilience in the face of recent economic crises and, after a shortlived slowdown, has continued to attract FDI flows. FDI plays a central role in supporting the efforts of Asia-Pacific countries to build more sustainable development practices. Even though the global economy remains under strain, global FDI inflows rose by 16% in 2011 to $1.5 trillion, driven by increased inflows to developed countries.

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  • United Nations ESCAP, 2012. "Foreign Direct Investment," STUDIES IN TRADE AND INVESTMENT,in: Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2012: Recent Trends and Developments, chapter 3, pages 47-67 United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
  • Handle: RePEc:unt:ecchap:aptir2650_chap3

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    1. Liu, Wan-Hsin & Nunnenkamp, Peter, 2011. "Domestic Repercussions of Different Types of FDI: Firm-Level Evidence for Taiwanese Manufacturing," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 39(5), pages 808-823, May.
    2. Lauge Skovgaard Poulsen & Gary Clyde Hufbauer, 2011. "Foreign Direct Investment in Times of Crisis," Working Paper Series WP11-3, Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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    Trend; Development; Asia; Pacific; Foreign Direct Investment; FDI; inflow; outflow;

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    • F1 - International Economics - - Trade


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