Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2011
The Economic Comission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) released Foreign Direct Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2011. Published every year this report elaborates on foreign direct investment (FDI) flows in the region. The report also provides analysis on:
- Investments made by Latin American transnational corporations abroad
- Capital repatriation and reinvestment of profits deriving from FDI by transnational corporations;
- FDI inflows from the European Union to Latin America and the Caribbean;
- Technology intensity and research and development activities of transnational corporations;
- Foreign banks activities in Latin America and the Caribbean;
- Foreign direct investment in the electricity sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Investment Promotion Handbook for Diplomats
This handbook is aimed at diplomats who are new to promoting foreign direct investment (FDI). Most commonly, FDI takes place when companies set up and expand affiliates or acquire firms in foreign markets. Most governments promote and facilitate inward FDI as it can be a major source of capital, employment, skills, technology and revenue. As part of these efforts, countries have set up investment promotion agencies (IPAs) on both the national and subnational levels.
Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2011
nvironment for Development(UNEP) has published the Global Trends Report 2011. This report offers an elaborate analysis of Trends and Issues in the financing of renewable energy.Global investment in renewable energy jumped 32% in 2010, to a record $211 billion.In addition to this eye-catching record, the investment activity in developing countries increased strongly. It is the first time the developing world has overtaken the richer countries in terms of financial new investment.
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World Bank - Doing Business 2012
Ninth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulations in 183 economies, Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World measures regulations affecting 11 areas of everyday business activity:
- starting a business
- dealing with construction permits
- employing workers
- registering property
- getting credit
- protecting investors
- paying taxes
- trading across borders
- enforcing contracts
- closing a business
- getting electricity
The report updates all indicators as of June 1, 2011, ranks countries on their overall “ease of doing business” and analyzes reforms to business regulation—identifying which countries are strengthening their business environment the most.