International Investment Perspectives 2004

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International Investment Perspectives is an annual publication providing an update of recent trends and prospects in international direct investment and analyses of investment policy questions of topical interest.

This edition contains a special feature dealing with developments in international investment agreements. It also contains articles on trends and recent developments in FDI, investment rules in Russia, synergies between overseas development assistance and FDI, OECD's experiences with peer reviews in investment policy, and investment incentives in South East Asia.

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Trends and Recent Developments in Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the OECD continued to fall in 2003. Total inflows were USD 384 billion, down from USD 535 the year before. A reason for this appears to be the sluggish macroeconomic performance of many of the larger OECD economies, not least in Europe. Another factor contributing to the moderate FDI activity in 2003 is that several sectors that saw...

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