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Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean showed a 5.7 percent growth rate in 2007, the best four-year growth trend since the 1970s. Investors pushed FDI to $106 billion, surpassing the previous record of $89 billion set in 1999, and thus, leading FDI inflows worldwide with annual growth of 46 percent compared to an average global rate of 36 percent. FIAS' work in Latin America and the Caribbean focuses on Investment Policy and Promotion, Doing Business Reform Advisory, Subnational Doing Business, and Trade Logistics. Examples of our work FIAS has been working to create cross-border synergies to promote ...
significantly reduced economic aid to Yemen. The 1994 civil war further drained Yemen’s economy. As a consequence, for the past 10 years Yemen has relied heavily on aid from multilateral agencies to sustain its economy. In return, it has pledged to implement significant economic reforms. In 1997 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved two programs to increase Yemen’s credit significantly: the enhanced structural adjustment facility (now known as the poverty reduction and growth facility, or PRGF) and the extended funding facility (EFF). In the ensuing years, Yemen’s government attempted to implement recommended ...
Is it easier to start an NGO than a business in Haiti?
Alain Armand, 36, a Haitian-American lawyer from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who is now trying to open several businesses here in Port-au-Prince, the capital, including a bed and breakfast. Trying is the operative word, he said: “It costs $3,000, and it takes at least three months to get incorporated. There is no organized structure in which we, outsiders to NGO-land, can operate.” Meanwhile,  one list for Haiti lists 822 NGOs operating. This entry was posted in Entrepreneurship and tagged Haiti . Bookmark the permalink . Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post . Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed. market research, surveys and trends
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Oakland CA: As experts on food and agriculture come together in Rome on October 12, 2009 to discuss the challenge of feeding the world by 2050, a new report from the Oakland Institute, The Great Land Grab: Rush for World's Farmland Threatens Food Security for the Poor , sounds the alarm on the threat that land grabbing poses to food security and livelihoods. Land grabs--the purchase of vast tracts of land from poor, developing countries by wealthier, food-insecure nations and private investors--have become a widespread phenomenon, with foreign interests seeking or securing between 37 million and 49 million acres of ... market research, surveys and trends


FDI Trends
US$45 billion in 1998–2002 (about 7 percent of the total to these countries). That too is good news, since more and more countries can hope ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Foreign Investment Advisory Service - Europe & Central Asia
Business environment and investment policy reform in the frontier regions of Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Most projects are carried out in close coordination with IFC Advisory Services and relevant World Bank country teams. In addition, building on an existing small program in Austria , Vienna ("Invest in the Western Balkans"), FIAS Investment Generation (IG) has recently established a stronger presence in Vienna under an expanded partnership with the Austrian Ministry of Finance, The Investment Generation Vienna Office extends geographically beyond the Western Balkans to ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Österreich lockt Weltbank mit Privilegien nach Wien
-Gruppe ein Amtssitz-Abkommen geschlossen. Es sieht für Mitarbeiter der internationalen Organisation Privilegien vor, die denen von Diplomaten entsprechen. Das soll die internationalen Organisationen motivieren, weitere Büros in Wien zu eröffnen und Mitarbeiter nach Wien zu schicken. Finanzminister Josef Pröll (ÖVP) freute sich in einer Aussendung am Donnerstag, dass damit "die Stellung Wiens als wichtiger Standort internationaler Organisationen forciert" werde. Derzeit sind das "Foreign Investment Advisory Service" (FIAS) und das "Vienna Centre for Financial Reporting Reform" (REPARIS) bereits in ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Wells Fargo Advantage Funds(R) and Evergreen Funds Complete Merger
SAN FRANCISCO, Jul 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wells Fargo Funds Management, LLC, announced today the completion of fund mergers and reorganizations that effectively unifies the mutual fund families of Wells Fargo & Company and the former Wachovia Corporation. The combination of the Wells Fargo Advantage and Evergreen Fund families positions Wells Fargo Advantage Funds as the eleventh-largest fund family in the United States, with $224.1 billion in assets under management (combined assets as of May 31, 2010)(1). The consolidation was the final step in Wells Fargo Funds ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The Foreign Investment Advisory Service Program
The Foreign Investment Advisory Service Program (FIAS) helps the governments in developing countries improve the foreign direct investment (FDI) environment ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
PDF - Timor-Leste Investment Advisory Services Project
held in Dili, was expected to showcase Timor-Leste's foreign investment ...... The Investment Advisory Services project met all the contractual goals and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Publication - Louis T. Wells
Foreign Investment Advisory Service, Occasional Paper No. 15 Washington, D.C.: International Finance Corporation/Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, 2001. Wells, L.T. and A. J. Lansen Plantage-, Handels-, en Mijngeld van Nederlands Indië. Oosteinde, Netherlands: Mevius Numisbooks International, 2001. Wells, L.T., Timothy S. Buehrer, James J. Emery, and Melvin T. Spence, Jr.  Administrative Barriers to Foreign Investment: Reducing Red Tape in Africa Foreign Investment Advisory Service, Occasional Paper No. 14, Washington, D.C.”  International Finance Corporation/Multilateral Investment Guarantee ...
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