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لزوم مشارکت بانوان در کابینه ریاست جمهوری

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Romania’s current deficit up 85% y/y in January-May, FDI surges 3.2 times

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Vietnam named among world’s top 20 host economies for FDI for first time

Vietnam was named among the world’s top 20 host economies for foreign direct investment (FDI) for the first time in 2020 with an inflow of 16 billion USD.

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Declining FDI

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BITC targets P180m FDI at Dubai 2020 Expo

The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) is targeting P180 million in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the country over the next five years from its investment promotion activities at the upcoming Dubai 2020 Expo.

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Foreign Direct Investment declines 29% in FY21

Amounts to just $1.85b due to travel disruption caused by Covid-19 pandemic

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FDI rise shows foreign investors' firm confidence

Steady upswing in growth momentum makes China increasingly attractive

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“France is on the first step of the podium in terms of foreign direct investment for industrial projects”

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International Institute Expects Thailand’s Foreign Direct Investment to Recover Next Year

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Sri Lanka to attract $15bn to new SEZ

The Colombo Port City special economic zone is to attract investment from foreign investors

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Unctad: FDI to ‘recover some lost ground’ in 2021

At the upper bound of projections, global investment can match pre-Covid levels in 2022

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Tech and sustainability drive Europe’s FDI rebound

Survey shows appetite to invest in the region is highest since global financial crisis

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Kyrgyzstan's foreign direct investment inflow 32.4% up in Q1

 Foreign direct investment on recovery path amid uncertainties

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Foreign Investments in Tehran Reach $1.2b in Fiscal 2020-21

The province ranked first in terms of ‘attracting foreign investment’ and ‘the number of approved foreign investment projects’ in the country during the period

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Vancouver and Surrey among top FDI cities in Americas: Financial Times

Vancouver is top large city while Surrey is eighth best mid-size city

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Declining foreign direct investment can’t contribute much to sustainable development

s multinational corporations are perceived as having ever-growing reach and sophisticated international value chains crisscross the planet, governments and civil society are demanding that international business do more to advance sustainable development and to tackle climate change.

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FDI – all eggs in China’s basket

Foreign direct investment during 11MFY21 continued to be dominated by China (including Hong Kong) – accounting for 49 percent of the total net flows in 11MFY21 versus 42 percent in 11MFY20.

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Investment flows to developing Asia defy COVID-19, grow by 4%

Developing Asia is the only region that recorded growth in foreign investment in 2020, accounting for more than half of global inward and outward flows.

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Global foreign direct investment set to partially recover in 2021 but uncertainty remains

Investment flows plunged globally by 35% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. The fall was heavily skewed towards developed economies.

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Foreign direct investment in Latin America plunge by 45% amid pandemic

The region suffered the sharpest decline in foreign investment flows to developing countries in 2020

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China, India drive Asia to defy COVID-19-induced investment slump

The region was an exception in a year that saw foreign investments crash to greater depths than after the 2009 global financial crisis. The steep fall could have painful implications for Africa's industrialization bid.

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Proposal for 100% FDI in oil PSUs can accelerate BPCL privatisation, if approved

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Why Invest In Chile

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Spain: Foreign Investment

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Ethiopia's economic reform drive splutters for foreign investors

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Russian Investment Delegation in Aras Free Zone

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Afghans Invest $100 mn in Iran

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Analysis: Saudi $7 trillion investment goal puts spotlight on oil prices

In order to wean Saudi Arabia off its dependency on crude the kingdom needs higher oil prices.

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Dubai attracts $6.7 billion dirhams in FDI in 2020

Dubai attracted 24.7 billion dirhams ($6.7 billion) in foreign direct investment last year, generating an estimated 18,325 new jobs, the emirate’s state media office said on Monday.

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Egypt's current account deficit widens to $4.8 billion in Oct-Dec

Egypt’s current account deficit widened to $4.8 billion in October-December from $3.2 billion in the same period in 2019, according to central bank figures released on Monday.

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Pandemic thwarts efforts to end currency black markets, study says

The financial hit of the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed efforts by central banks in a range of countries to unify parallel exchange rates, leaving states such as Lebanon and Iran with currency black markets that cause more economic damage, a study found.

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Global FDI hit 15-year low in 2020, China overtook U.S.: OECD

Global foreign direct investment flows ebbed to a 15-year low last year and China, one of the few major economies to eke out growth, overtook the United States as the top destination, OECD data showed on Friday. As the coronavirus wreaked havoc on the global economy, global FDI flows dropped 38% in 2020 to $846 billion, the lowest level since 2005, according to the Paris-based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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Attracting New FDIs In The Covid-19 Era

Amid the golden passports scandal and the economic crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cyprus is searching for new ways to attract Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs). The country's GDP is expected to shrink by about 5.5% this year, while tourism, the Cypriot economy’s most critical sector, has suffered a year-to-year decrease of about 80% in visitors and revenues. Once again, after the financial crisis of 2013, the government is looking for new ways to attract investors and fresh capital to the Medi

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China Passes U.S. As No. 1 Destination For Foreign Investment As Coronavirus Upends Global Economy

As the world struggled to contain the coronavirus crisis, foreign direct investment in the United States plummeted 49% in 2020 while investment in China rose 4%, making China the largest recipient of foreign inflows for the first time, according to a report released Sunday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

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Microsoft to invest B31 bn in Malaysia to set up data centres

Microsoft Corporation will invest $1 billion over the next five years in Malaysia as part of a new partnership programme with government agencies and local companies, the neighbouring nation's prime minister said on Monday.

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Indonesia's FDI inflows up in Q1

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Foreign direct investment into Indonesia rises 14% in Jan-March on yr

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India and Netherlands agree to strengthen cooperation on trade and investment

The Netherlands was the 3rd largest FDI investor in India and India the fourth largest FDI investor in the Netherlands in 2019-20

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The Role of Government in Securing FDI

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been a valuable financing mechanism for developing countries throughout Africa, particularly with regards to capital intensive projects such as Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and cross-border pipeline developments. In addition to the supplementation of domestic investment, FDI has been a means for economy wide efficiency gains such as technology transfer, management knowledge and the increase in employment opportunities. With FDI proving a major catalyst for ener

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Invest-in-Finland The unique Finnish spirit of sisu – loosely translating as strength and perseverance in adversity – has been in plentiful supply over the past 12 months. (Photo by Juho Kuva/Visit Fi

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How to avoid your FDI project turning into a nightmare

“We need to go to China, everyone else is doing this and if we don’t move fast we’ll be left behind and our competitors will reap the profits and market share.” This has been heard myriad times in many boardrooms. Or for another variation, there is this plea to consultants: “Provide us with a justification to go to China, India or any other emerging market so we can keep our board and shareholders happy and our costs in control.”

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Stricter information requirements for foreign investors under the EU FDI Regulation

The European Commission published on 19 April 2021 a template notification form that EU Member States should use in the context of the cooperation mechanism put in place by the EU FDI Regulation.

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Singapore top source of FDI in Apr-Dec into India

The government on Thursday said that FDI equity inflows rose 40% year-on-year in the April-December of FY21 at $51.47 billion compared to $36.77 billion in the year ago period. Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/foreign-trade/singapore-top-source-of-fdi-in-apr-dec-into-india/articleshow/81350797.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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Foreign investments in Egypt’s public oil sector reach $2.2bn

A government source has estimated that the total expected foreign investment in Egypt’s oil and natural gas sector during the current fiscal year at $2.21 billion, 57.6 percent of the total $3.84 billion expected investment in the sector.

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Southern provinces in Vietnam attract FDI as existing investors vote with their feet

The southern key economic zone is increasingly attracting investments from foreign investors who have already tasted success there.

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Urban management projects worth over $2.38b inaugurated across Iran

President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated 1004 development and urban management projects worth 100 trillion rials (about $2.38 billion) across Iran in an online ceremony held on Thursday.

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Malaysia says FDI inflows dropped 56% in 2020 to $3.4 bln

Malaysia’s foreign direct investment fell 56% to $3.4 billion in 2020, a government report said on Tuesday, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit economic activity globally and in the trade-reliant Southeast Asian nation.

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Major oil industry projects worth over €5.6b inaugurated

TEHRAN – Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh inaugurated three major oil industry projects worth €5.569 billion in Ilam and Boushehr provinces during a virtual ceremony on Monday, Shana reported.

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fDi Diaries: 'IPAs can play a significant role in promoting sustainable business'

Creating green jobs is among Invest in Denmark’s top priorities

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FDI to face new tests under EU anti-subsidy plan

The bloc's early effort to create a fairer economic environment has been condemned by China

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EU-China investment deal – a data perspective

An investment agreement signed by China and the EU in the last days of 2020 has been hailed by both sides as a significant breakthrough, but observers are concerned about its possibility to ensure a more reciprocal EU–China economic relationship.

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‘Tourism will bounce back’

Enterprise Greece chief says the agency will come out the crisis with an expanded toolbox

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Turkey attracts $8B in foreign direct investment in 2020

The value of the foreign direct investment (FDI) made in Turkey reached nearly $8 billion (TL 55.75 billion) in 2020 when the world faced an economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the head of Turkey's Investment Office.

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11-month net foreign direct investment inflows down 10.8%

Long-term investments continued to come into the country at lower numbers as of the first 11 months of last year as the economic uncertainty caused by coronavirus pandemic dampened businesses’ expansion plans, data from the central bank showed.

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15TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GREEN MANAGEMENT & 3 RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE CITIES

FOCUSING ON: WOMEN AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, 23 rd FEB 2021

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Trump administration to mull expansion of China investment ban -sources

Trump administration officials are expected to discuss a proposed expansion of an executive order banning U.S. investment in alleged Chinese military companies at a Thursday afternoon meeting, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Exclusive: India plans foreign investment rule changes that could hit Amazon

India is considering revising its foreign investment rules for e-commerce, three sources and a government spokesman told Reuters, a move that could compel players, including Amazon.com Inc, to restructure their ties with some major sellers.

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Egypt's buoyant state enterprises leave private sector in the shade

Egypt’s state companies have been enjoying robust earnings, official data shows, acting as a growth driver and eclipsing the private sector despite IMF-inspired reforms to restructure the economy.

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Indonesia president says new sovereign fund targeting $20 billion within a few months

Indonesia’s soon-to-be launched sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is targeting $20 billion in investment in the next few months, President Joko Widodo said, a larger sum than previously announced after positive responses from several firms.

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Analysis: Brexit trade deal sparks relief but UK market will bear scars

Britain’s trade agreement with the European Union removes a 4-1/2-year old fear of crashing out of the bloc without trading arrangements in place, but it will take UK financial markets years to lose their Brexit-inflicted scars.

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Times Square Development Draws New Wave of Foreign Investment

By Natalie Wong, Shahien Nasiripour, and Patrick Clark

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Pandemic, Recession: The Global Economy in Crisis

COVID-19 has triggered the deepest global recession in decades. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pandemic will result in contractions across the vast majority of emerging market and developing economies. It will also do lasting damage to labor productivity and potential output. The immediate policy priorities are to alleviate the human costs and attenuate the near-term economic losses. Once the crisis abates, it will be necessary to reaffirm a credible commitment to sustainable policies and undertake the reforms necessary to buttress long-term prospects. Global coordination and cooperation will be critical.

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Saudi Arabia Sees Foreign Investment Boost From India, Egypt

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COVID-19 to Plunge Global Economy into Worst Recession since World War II

The swift and massive shock of the coronavirus pandemic and shutdown measures to contain it have plunged the global economy into a severe contraction. According to World Bank forecasts, the global economy will shrink by 5.2% this year.1 That would represent the deepest recession since the Second World War, with the largest fraction of economies experiencing declines in per capita output since 1870, the World Bank says in its June 2020 Global Economic Prospects.

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Pandemic, Recession: The Global Economy in Crisis

COVID-19 has triggered the deepest global recession in decades. While the ultimate outcome is still uncertain, the pandemic will result in contractions across the vast majority of emerging market and developing economies. It will also do lasting damage to labor productivity and potential output. The immediate policy priorities are to alleviate the human costs and attenuate the near-term economic losses. Once the crisis abates, it will be necessary to reaffirm a credible commitment to sustainable policies and undertake the reforms necessary to buttress long-term prospects. Global coordination and cooperation will be critical.

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BELGIUM TRADE AND INVESTMENT STATISTICAL NOTE

International trade, foreign direct investment and global value chains

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Corruption costs $2.6 trillion or 5% of global gross domestic product - Guterres

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on International Anti-Corruption Day, 9 December 2018, said that the cost of corruption is at least $2.6 trillion – or 5 per cent of global gross domestic product.

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The International Anti-Corruption Day Celebrated In Tehran

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International Anti-Corruption Day: "Recover with Integrity"

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Oman Offering 10-Day Visa-Free Entry to Iranians

According to Iran-Oman Chamber of Commerce, Iranian citizens are included in the list of countries that will enjoy the visa waiver, IRIB News reported.

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Iran-Afghanistan Strategic Plan to Be Finalized Soon

Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araqchi, who is in Kabul for top-level consultations, said the Iran-Afghanistan strategic plan will be finalized soon.

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New Caps for Investment Funds

New rules were passed by the High Council of Securities and Exchange, the top stock market policymaker, in mid-November, the SEO news website SENA reported.

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Combating the economic consequences: the work of the Economic Risk Management Group

How great is the impact of this crisis on Belgium's economy? How can we ensure that critical enterprises and infrastructures remain operational? What measures have already been taken to counter the impact of the crisis? The Economic Risk Management Group is putting forward answers on these and many other issues.

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Online trilateral meeting on Chabahar port slated for December 14

The first trilateral meeting between Iran, India, and Uzbekistan will be held virtually with the aim of discussing the Chabahar port project on December 14.

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Astrakhan seeks Iran partnership in carrying out infrastructure projects

The governor of Astrakhan Region, Russia, in a meeting with new Iranian Consul-General Mehdi Akouchakian sought Iranian partnership in carrying out infrastructural projects and economic activities in the region.

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Foreign investment in Iran’s industry, mining, trade sectors grows by 71%: Report

The overall foreign investment in different industry, mining, and trade sectors of Iran grew by 71% over the past eight months of the current Iranian year in comparison to figures from the same period last year, according to statistics released by Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.

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Iran: Third Wave of Covid-19 Infections Contained

The third wave hit the country early autumn, shortly after the second wave had subsided

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Economic projections for Belgium – Autumn 2020

The Belgian economy is gradually recovering after the huge COVID-19 hit but the budget deficit remains unsustainably high.

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Annual list of the systematically important institutions in Belgium

In its capacity as Macroprudential Authority, the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) Board has undertaken its annual review of the designations of domestic systemically important banks The NBB has also reviewed the capital surcharges applied to the Belgian systemically important institutions (O-SIIs).

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Belgium’s fiscal framework: what is good and what could be better?

Against the backdrop of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on public finances, it is important to examine which aspects of the Belgian fiscal framework perform well and which could be improved.

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Cash is used less and less but is still a major means of payment in Belgium

The number of transactions in cash is falling but is still very high in Belgium, according to a new study by the European Central Bank on payments in the euro area. In our country, an average of 58 % of all payments were still made in cash in 2019. That is a drop of 5 percentage points on 2016.

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The economic impact of immigration in Belgium

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The economic impact of immigration in Belgium

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Belgium: Consumer sentiment improves in November; business pessimism continues to ease in October

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Belgium

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Belgium remains in the top 5 European countries that attract the most foreign investments

Focus should be on mobility, digital skills, infrastructure, corporate taxation and clean technology

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Global foreign direct investment falls 49% in first half of 2020

The biggest drops occurred in developed countries, cutting across all major forms of foreign direct investment.

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India Has Overtaken the U.S. and China to Top Spot in a Key World Foreign Investment Table

India’s burgeoning economy attained another major milestone on Wednesday, as the South Asian nation surpassed both China and the U.S. to become the top global destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in greenfield projects.

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Japan tightens rules on foreign stakes in 518 firms, citing national security

Japan announced on Friday a list of its firms subject to tighter foreign ownership rules, including majors such as Toyota Motor Corp 7203.T and Sony Corp 6758.T, as the United States and Europe step up scrutiny of industries key to national security.

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India's investment policy upsets Xiaomi, Oppo's consumer finance plans

Tougher scrutiny of foreign investment in India has soured the plans of China’s smartphone manufacturers seeking to expand beyond selling hardware for a bigger share of the South Asian country’s competitive financial services market.

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EU starts legal actions against Luxembourg over money laundering, tax avoidance

The European Commission launched legal actions on Thursday against Luxembourg over laws to prevent money laundering and tax avoidance, it said in a statement.

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India plans scrutiny of new portfolio investors from China, Hong Kong: sources

India has drafted rules proposing tighter scrutiny of new Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) from China and Hong Kong, three government sources told Reuters, its latest effort to check foreign inflows during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Brazil economic outlook dims again, GDP this year now seen falling 6.5%: survey

The outlook for Brazil’s economy deteriorated for a 17th week in a row, with Latin America’s largest economy now expected to shrink by 6.5% this year, a central bank survey of economists showed on Monday.

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China FDI to Australia more than halved in 2019, to remain subdued this year, study says

Chinese investment to Australia more than halved in 2019 and it would continue to fall this year due to the coronavirus outbreak and negative perceptions around government screenings of such inflows, says a report by KPMG and the University of Sydney.

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Ireland sees 'very challenging' 24 months for foreign direct investment

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to significantly reduce global foreign direct investment flows into 2021, creating a “very challenging” 24 months for a key part of Ireland’s economy, the state foreign investment agency said on Wednesday.

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Canadian firms warn over Mexico energy policy at dawn of trade deal

As Mexico celebrated a new trade deal with the United States and Canada on July 1, a group of Canadian energy investors warned their government that Mexico could already be violating the agreement for failing to respect contracts.

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Indonesia investment chief questions ASEAN pact as FDI falls

Indonesia needs to reconsider the benefits it gets from being part of the ASEAN Economic Community, the head of the country’s investment board said on Wednesday, after data showed foreign direct investment fell for a second straight quarter.

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Economic pitfalls risk cooling Egypt's hot money inflows

The threat of conflict in Libya, water security worries and a flatlining tourist sector risk upending a nascent rally in Egyptian bonds, bankers and economists say.

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Vietnam Jan-Jul FDI inflows drop 4.08% y/y to $10.12 bln - govt

Vietnam received $10.12 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first seven months of the year, down 4.08% from a year earlier, the Ministry of Planning and Investment said on Monday.

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