19/01/2017 - OECD releases update to FDI statistics database
The OECD's interactive FDI statistics database contains the most comprehensive and meaningful measures of FDI available in the world today and includes new measures of FDI at the global level. The database has been updated to include all figures to end 2015.
03/11/2016 - FDI down 5% in the first half of 2016
In the first half of 2016, global FDI flows decreased by 5%, as compared to the second half of 2015, to USD 793 billion but remain above half-year trends observed in 2013 and 2014. In Q1 2016, FDI flows rose to USD 513 billion due to large flows in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in the United Kingdom after Royal Dutch Shell bought British Gas. FDI flows then decreased 46% to USD 279 billion in the second quarter.
18/07/2016 - FDI trends and their implication for development
This report examines FDI trends and analyses their implication for emerging and developing economies.
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The FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index) measures statutory restrictions on foreign direct investment in 58 countries, including all OECD and G20 countries, and covers 22 sectors.
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The new FDI statistics database covering FDI statistics from 2014 onwards went online in March 2015.> Full list of frequently requested data found on the FDI statistics database
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