Tuesday, August 29, 2017

World Investment Report 2017

This year's World Investment Report from UNCTAD focuses on the digital economy, which offers many new opportunities for inclusive and sustainable development at the same time as it presents serious policy challenges, starting with the need to bridge the digital divide.






The digital economy is fundamentally changing the way companies produce and market goods and services across borders. Digital multinationals can communicate with and sell to customers overseas without the need for much physical investment in foreign markets. Their economic impact is thus more ethereal and less directly visible in productive capacity generation and job creation. The digital economy increasingly involves the digitalization of supply  chains across all sectors of the global economy.

As usual, the WIR assesses recent developments in international investment. This year it is forecasting a modest recovery in FDI worldwide, following the 2% decline in 2016.

You can read the complete report here.

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