07/03/2017 - Is investment protectionism on the rise?
Evidence of investment protectionism tends to be anecdotal, given the difficulties in measuring the different ways a government might discriminate against foreign investors. The OECD FDI Regulatory Restrictiveness Index can help to shed light on the question.
26/01/2017 - FDI, corruption and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
This paper estimates a dynamic foreign direct investment (FDI) gravity model to explore the impact of corruption in general and the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in particular.
The OECD's interactive database contains the most up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful measures of FDI available in the world today. The database now includes new detail on FDI by partner country and by industry.
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.
18/07/2016 - FDI trends and their implication for development
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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
> Access data prior to 2014.