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UNCTAD: A Policy Compact to Get Investment Flowing Again

James Zhan suggests world leaders make a joint effort to formulate effective investment policies to help build investment firepower to face 21st Century development challenges. Forecasts of deeper global economic gloom are tumbling one over the other. The global economy

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Ten Guiding Principles to Encourage Foreign Direct Investment

Worldwide, foreign direct investment (FDI) volumes are shortly expected to breach the $3tn mark – representing fully 4% of the global GDP. Foreign direct investment and trade liberalisation, two faces of the same coin, are seen as key drivers of

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Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates, 2015

AIM 2015, which was held from 30 March – 1 April at the Dubai international Convention and Exhibition Center, focused on ‘Sustainable Development through FDI Induced Innovation and Technology Transfer’. This was an important gathering of some of the world’s

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The Renewable Electricity Grid: The Future Is Now

New World Bank report finds that with the right policies and investments, countries can integrate high levels of variable renewable energy such as solar and wind into their power grids without compromising the reliability or affordability of electricity Together with

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Recovering the Magdalena River Waterway: Challenge Accepted

Historically, Colombia has suffered from a deficient and incomplete transportation network that isolated the country from overseas markets and made even domestic communication between provinces and regions a challenge. Numerous geographical, economic, and political factors that have profoundly impacted Colombia’s

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Cityscape Abu Dhabi Expects Double Digit Growth in Exhibition Space as Real Estate Market Stabilises

This year’s Cityscape Abu Dhabi is gearing up to host more than 130 exhibitors over 18,000m2 of exhibition space, with an expected double digit increase reflecting the steady growth of the UAE real estate market. According to the Q4 2014

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Sustainable Stock Exchanges – A Conversation with Nasdaq Vice-Chairperson: Sandy Frucher

What is the sustainable stock exchange movement? When we talk about the sustainable stock exchanges project specifically, we’re talking about a UN-based project that has been in the works for several years now. This initiative aims to explore how exchanges

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MIGA (World Bank): FDI – Treading Carefully into Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations

More than 1.5 billion people – about one in five of the global population – live in what the World Bank Group terms “fragile and conflict-affected situations” (FCS). For many investors, these countries are “no-go” zones due to their weak

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Cityscape Jeddah 2015

Cityscape Jeddah 2015, the Jeddah Urban Development and Real Estate Investment Event, will give you the best view into the region’s largest real estate market, as well as providing you with an unrivalled opportunity to network with the largest gathering

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Corporate Knights Capital: Sustainability Reporting – Empowering Responsible Investing for Long-Term Prosperity

Last September, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced its pledge to divest its fossil fuel holdings as part of a larger divestment movement that aims to derive the industry of up to $50bn. Later that month, the Montreal Carbon Pledge was

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