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Investing in Jamaica

The United States, the United Kingdom and Canada are the main investing countries. Although FDI flows have declined for the third consecutive year, Jamaica continues to attract FDI in diverse sectors, as lower spending on mining, energy and infrastructure activities were partly offset by an increase in expenditure on tourism-related projects.

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Investing in the Marshall Islands

(8 days ago) The main investing countries in the Marshall Islands are China, Taiwan, the United States, Japan and Australia. The Marshallese government formally encourages foreign investment, especially in the following sectors: fisheries, aquaculture, deep-sea mining, manufacturing, tourism, renewable energy, and agriculture. Tax and duty exemptions are

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Investing in Laos

(6 days ago) Laos: Investing. FDI in Figures. According to UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2020, FDI inflows to Laos decreased to USD 557 million in 2019, from USD 1.3 billion one year earlier (-58%); while the stock of FDI stood at USD 10 billion in 2019. The country registered a second year of negative growth, despite the introduction of a law favouring

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Investing in Liberia

(9 days ago) Liberia: Investing. FDI in Figures. According to UNCTAD's 2021 World Investment Report, FDI flows to Liberia accounted for USD 87 million in 2020, unchanged from a year ago, despite the health economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. The FDI stock reached USD 8.9 billion in 2020. The country's mining resources, rubber and palm oil

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Investing in South Sudan

(3 days ago) South Sudan: Investing. FDI in Figures. According to UNCTAD’s 2021 World Investment Report, FDI inflows to South Sudan increased from USD -232 million in 2019 to USD 18 million in 2020, despite the global economic and health crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. FDI stocks in the country is not mentioned in the UNCTAD report.

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Investing in Lesotho

(9 days ago) Lesotho: Investing. FDI in Figures. According to UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2021, FDI inflows into Lesotho amounted to USD 102 million in 2020, showing a slight decline from USD 118 million in 2019, following the global health and economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. FDI stocks in the country amounted to USD 923 million in

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ghana

(8 days ago) The top investing economies in 2020 were Australia, China, the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK. Almost half of FDI into Ghana was in manufacturing, while the services and mining sectors accounted for 25 and 16% of foreign investment respectively. The country hosts annual summits (Ghana Investment Summit) to position itself as a hub in West

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Investing in Tonga

(7 days ago) Tonga: Investing. FDI in Figures. The islands of Tonga attract very little FDI. According to UNCTAD's 2021 World Investment Report, FDI inflows declined from USD 13 million in 2019 to USD -0.5 million in 2020, due to the global health and economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. The current FDI stock was estimated at USD 465 million

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Hungary

(Just Now) Context of foreign investment in Hungary : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). To see the list of investment treaties signed by Hungary, consult …

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Saudi Arabia

(5 days ago) Context of foreign investment in Saudi Arabia : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). Saudi Bilateral Investment Agreements

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Rwanda

(9 days ago) The stock of FDI was estimated at USD 2.6 billion at the end of 2020. Investments are mainly targeting the sectors of mining, construction and real estate, infrastructure and information and communication technologies. According to statistics from Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the main investing countries are Portugal, the UK, India and the UAE.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Argentina

(2 days ago) Context of foreign investment in Argentina : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). Argentina has signed bilateral agreements on investments with more than 60 countries.To see the list of countries, click here.

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Investing in Turkmenistan

(4 days ago) Turkmenistan: Investing FDI in Figures According to UNCTAD 2021 World Investment Report , FDI inflows to Turkmenistan declined by 45% to USD 1.2 billion in 2020 from USD 2.1 billion in 2019, mainly due to the global health and economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Iraq

(7 days ago) FDI in Figures According to UNCTAD's 2021 World Investment Report, FDI inflows stood at USD -2.8 billion in 2020, compared to USD -3 billion in 2019, slightly up but still negative as a result of the global economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. The latest data available for FDI stock date from 2018, it fell to USD 10.1 billion, accounting for nearly 5.3% of GDP of the country.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Tanzania

(1 days ago) Weak points of investing in Tanzania include: Limits of foreign right to private establishment (foreign companies are banned from operating certain tourist businesses and need to give a certain share of ownership to the government to receive a mining development license, investment restrictions on government bonds, etc.)

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Nigeria

(Just Now) Nigeria: Investing in Nigeria. Foreign direct investment Investment framework and opportunities. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Nigeria. FDI in Figures Nigeria is the third host economy for FDI in Africa, behind Egypt and Ethiopia. The country is among the most promising poles of growth in Africa and attracts numerous investors in the

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Investing in the Cayman Islands

(6 days ago) Cayman Islands: Investing. FDI in Figures. The Cayman Islands are renowned for their financial industry and tourism. Attracting foreign direct investment is the cornerstone of the planning policy of the country. However, since 2011, FDI flows have been very volatile.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Australia

(2 days ago) The main investing countries in Australia are the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, China, and New Zealand. These investments are mainly oriented towards the mining sector, manufacturing, finance and insurance, real estate and trade.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Uganda

(9 days ago) Uganda: Investing in Uganda. Foreign direct investment Investment framework and opportunities. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Uganda. FDI in Figures Uganda is one of the countries attracting the most FDI in East Africa, unfortunately the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly impacted its performance.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Kenya

(8 days ago) Context of foreign investment in Kenya : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). Kenya has signed 14 bilateral investment conventions.

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Investing in Comoros

(9 days ago) Additionally, China regularly sends doctors to the islands, and built a USD 12 million hospital. Other main investing countries include France, the United States and South Africa. Comoros ranked 160th out of 190 countries in the World Bank’s 2020 Doing Business Report, gaining four places compared to the previous year. The Investment Code of

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico

(9 days ago) Context of foreign investment in Mexico : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). Mexico has signed onto bilateral investment treaties with over 35 countries. The UNCTAD website allows you to visualise the list of conventions signed by Mexico.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Brazil

(9 days ago) The main investing countries in Brazil are the Netherlands, the United States, Germany, Spain, the Bahamas, and Luxembourg. Investments are mainly oriented towards oil and gas extraction, the automotive industry, financial services, commerce, electricity, and the chemical industry.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Afghanistan

(4 days ago) FDI in Figures According to UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2021, FDI flows into Afghanistan have declined sharply over the past two years to USD 13 million in 2020, down from USD 39 million in 2019 and USD 119 million in 2018.The decline was partly due to the global economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and the unstable political situation.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Belarus

(Just Now) Belarus: Investing in Belarus. Foreign direct investment Investment framework and opportunities. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Belarus. FDI in Figures Foreign capital inflows to Belarus increased sharply in the first half of the 2000s. However, they have declined since 2008, due to the global economic crisis and the difficulties of the

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Japan

(8 days ago) Context of foreign investment in Japan : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). Japan is a signatory to 34 bilateral investment treaties. For a list of conventions signed by Japan, consult the list prepared by UNCTAD.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Spain

(8 days ago) Spain: Investing in Spain. Foreign direct investment Investment framework and opportunities. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Spain. FDI in Figures After falling as a result of the financial crisis, Spanish FDIs recovered in recent years due to an increase in competitiveness and investor confidence in …

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Angola

(9 days ago) Context of foreign investment in Angola : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). Angola has signed a number of bilateral agreements. For more details, see the UNCTAD website.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Slovakia

(1 days ago) According to data by OECD, the main investing countries in Slovakia are the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Austria and Germany. As per sectors of activity, manufacturing and industrial production, financial and insurance services, wholesale and retail are those that attract the most investments.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Austria

(Just Now) Austria: Investing in Austria. Foreign direct investment Investment framework and opportunities. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Austria. FDI in Figures Austria has traditionally attracted significant amount of FDI owing to its geographical location as an intersection of Eastern and Western Europe.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Germany

(Just Now) Context of foreign investment in Germany : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). Germany has signed bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with numerous countries. To see a list of participating countries, consult UNCTAD website.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Botswana

(1 days ago) FDI in Figures According to UNCTAD's World Investment Report 2021, FDI inflows into Botswana declined from $94 million in 2019 to $80 million in 2020, as a result of the global economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.The total stock of FDI in Botswana reached USD 5.4 billion in 2020.The mining sector attracts most of the FDI. However, investments in the services industry (insurance

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Croatia

(Just Now) The main investing countries are the Netherlands, Austria, Italy and Germany (Source: Croatian National Bank). In addition to an unfavourable economic context, Croatia suffers from a poor image linked to corruption, high taxes and an inefficient judicial system, though reforms have been attempted in recent years. Still, the country has a high

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Zambia

(9 days ago) FDI in Figures According to UNCTAD's 2021 World Investment Report, FDI flows into Zambia declined from USD 548 million in 2019 to USD 234 million in 2020, following the global economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.In the same year, the total stock of FDI was estimated at USD 19.4 billion. FDI remains dominated by large mining investments from Canada, Australia, United Kingdom

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Egypt

(8 days ago) Context of foreign investment in Egypt : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). Egypt has signed bilateral agreements with more than a hundred countries, including most of the European Union countries, the United States and several African countries, the Middle-East and Asia.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Netherlands

(4 days ago) Outflows from the Netherlands - usually among the largest investing countries in Europe in 2019 - fell by USD 246 billion to USD -161 billion in 2020, due to corporate reconfigurations and holding company liquidations. The main investing countries are the United States, Luxembourg, the …

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Investment framework and opportunities in Thailand

(3 days ago) Procedures relevant to investmentin Thailand and regulation. Information about the measures implemented by the government in order to promote FDI. Various Thai laws provide for restrictions on foreign ownership in certain sectors. These restrictions primarily concern services such as banking, insurance, and telecommunications. The FBA details the types of business activities reserved for Thai

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Ukraine

(Just Now) Context of foreign investment in Ukraine : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). To see the list of investment treaties signed by Ukraine, consult …

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Venezuela

(2 days ago) Context of foreign investment in Venezuela : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments).

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Congo

(8 days ago) Congo: Investing in Congo. Foreign direct investment Investment framework and opportunities. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Congo. FDI in Figures FDI flows to the Republic of Congo have been increasing regularly in recent years. Like many countries in the region, the Congo is rich in oil and other raw materials, and is largely affected by

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Czech Republic

(7 days ago) Context of foreign investment in the Czech Republic : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). To see the list of investment treaties signed by the Czech Republic, consult UNCTAD's International Investment Agreements Navigator.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in France

(9 days ago) Context of foreign investment in France : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). France has signed bilateral investment agreements with 115 countries. To see the list, click here.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Chile

(8 days ago) Chile: Investing in Chile. Foreign direct investment Investment framework and opportunities. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Chile. FDI in Figures Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Chile benefited from a rapid recovery in commodity terms of trade during the second half …

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Algeria

(Just Now) Context of foreign investment in Algeria : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). Algeria has signed bilateral investment conventions with more than thirty countries. They define the framework for the protection of foreign investment in Algeria for each of the signatories.

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Iceland

(Just Now) The main drawbacks of investing in Iceland are the high cost of living, a weak demography, and its long distance from the European continent. The country’s business environment is good, with Iceland ranking 26th out of 190 countries in the 2020 Doing Business ranking published by the World Bank (losing five positions compared to the previous

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Uzbekistan

(3 days ago) Context of foreign investment in Uzbekistan : the country's strength, market disadvantages, foreign direct investment (FDI) and figures (FDI influx, stocks, performance, potential, greenfield investments). The bilateral treaties on investment signed by Uzbekistan may …

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Accounting and accounting rules in the Ivory Coast

(4 days ago) Find out about the accounting rules in the Ivory Coast : accounting principles and standards: The accounting system of the UEMOA (WAEMU) is in force in Côte d'Ivoire. For further information, consult Investment Opportunities in Ivory Coast - Focus : Africa (Investing in the Franc Zone). ; Key organizations ; accounting practices : The fiscal year begins on 1 January and ends on 31 December …

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Armenia

(Just Now) FDI in Figures According to the UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2021, FDI inflows to Armenia stood at USD 117 million in 2020, up from USD 254 million in 2019, following the global economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic.In 2020, the total stock of FDI was estimated at USD 5.2 billion. Russia, Greece, Cyprus and Germany are the four major investors in Armenia, although

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