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UNCTAD Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development
Introduction to UNCTAD's Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development.
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Imports, Exports, and Exchange Rates: Crash Course Economics #15
What is a trade deficit? Well, it all has to do with imports and exports and, well, trade. This week Jacob and Adriene walk you through the basics of imports, exports, and exchange. So, you remember the specialization and trade thing, right? So, that leads to imports and exports. Economically, in the aggregate, this is usually a good thing. Globalization and free trade do tend to increase overall wealth. But not everybody wins. Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Mark, Eric Kitchen, Jessica Wode, Jeffrey Thompson, Steve Marshall, Moritz Schmidt, Robert Kunz, Tim Curwick, Jason A Saslow, SR Foxley, Elliot Beter, Jacob Ash, Christian, Jan Schmid, Jirat, Christy Huddleston, Daniel Baulig, Chris Peters, Anna-Ester Volozh, Ian Dundore, Caleb Weeks -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Why Is China Investing Billions in Africa? | NowThis World
China has invested billions of dollars into the continent of Africa to build massive infrastructure projects in African countries. Much of this infrastructure is part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, an estimated 1 trillion dollar plan to connect the country to trade routes all over the world. » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe » Watch the Previous Episode: https://go.nowth.is/2LhNmtv While China’s Belt and Road Initiative was only proposed in 2013, the country’s first infrastructure project on the African continent was built decades ago. The TazaHra railway, completed in 1976, was built to connect copper mines in Zambia to Dar EH Salaam, Tanzania’s former capital. The TazHara railway was the first infrastructure project built on a pan-African scale. China’s Belt and Road projects will be designed to create new trade routes within and between African countries. In 2017, a Chinese firm opened a railway network in Kenya, connecting its capital Nairobi to the port city of Mombasa. There are already plans to extend this network into South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. Many observers worry that African countries won’t be able to pay back these debts, placing them in what’s been called a quote “debt trap.” But others think that as African countries rise economically, they could actually have the upper hand by the time they negotiate payments back to China. This explains why African leaders have been so confident in calling Chinese investment a “win-win.” But is China’s investment in the continent actually a “win-win” as some African and Chinese leaders have said? OR is it just a new form of colonialism on a continent that’s experienced so much of it? In this episode, we’re examining China’s Belt and Road Initiative and what it might mean for Africa. Connect with NowThis » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like us on Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/News_Facebook » Tweet us on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/News_Twitter » Follow us on Instagram: http://go.nowth.is/News_Instagram » Find us on Snapchat Discover: http://go.nowth.is/News_Snapchat Connect with Judah: » Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetJudah » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah Connect with Alex: » Follow @AlexLJanin on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetAlex » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeAlex Connect with Versha: » Follow @versharma on Twitter: http://go.nowth.is/TweetVersha » Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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China - Trade and Investment
This revision video looks at some aspects of Chinese trade and investment in recent years. Who are China's major trading partners? What has happened to their current account balance and to the level of foreign exchange reserves? The video also provides some great examples for the A2 exam of recent outward investment by Chinese businesses.
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Foreign Direct Investment
Foreign Direct Investment It is the long term investment by a company in a foreign country. Apex-Brasil offers free support to build relations with governments, organizations and companies in various parts of the country.
China's trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade
It's about more than just economics. Help us make more ambitious videos by joining the Vox Video Lab. It gets you exclusive perks, like livestream Q&As with all the Vox creators, a badge that levels up over time, and video extras bringing you closer to our work! Learn more at http://bit.ly/video-lab To learn more, visit https://reconnectingasia.csis.org/map/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO China's Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure project in modern history. It spans over 60 countries and will cost over a trillion dollars. The plan is to make it easier for the world to trade with China, by funding roads, railways, pipelines, and other infrastructure projects in Asia and Africa. China is loaning trillions of dollars to any country that's willing to participate and it's been a big hit with the less democratic countries in the region. This makes the BRI a risky plan as well. But China is pushing forward because its goals are not strictly economic, they're also geopolitical. To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy. Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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China’s Investment, Africa’s Forest
Chinese investments in African land use are growing fast. From small enterprises in forestry, agribusiness and mining, through huge infrastructure cooperation projects and contracts won by Chinese companies – in hydropower, port development, road and railway building – that gobble up forest and woodland. These developments can bring huge benefits to African economies and huge challenges to sustainability. One thing is for sure – they are changing Africa. But real understanding in both China and Africa, about what is really going on, is often weak - and those who can best help chart a sustainable course for these Chinese investments have been poorly linked. In 2013, IIED with partners launched the China-Africa Forest Governance Platform to tackle key problems in the illegal timber trade and seize opportunities for more sustainable Chinese investment in land-use sectors. The platform is a forum for projects aiming to generate evidence, strengthen capacity and dialogue, and improve policy and investment practice by Chinese companies in African forest land use. This 10-minute film tells the story so far. More details: https://www.iied.org/finding-green-path-for-china-africa
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America's $60 Billion Plan to Counter China Overseas
A new front in the US-China trade war has opened up and that’s foreign investment. In the beginning of October, President Trump signed the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development, or BUILD Act. It combines several smaller government agencies into the new US International Development Finance Corporation, or IDFC with 60 billion dollars to invest in developing nations around the world—mostly in Africa. The goal is to counter Chinese investment in Chinese leader Xi Jinping's Belt and Road Initiative. America Uncovered relies on viewer support. Click here to learn more: https://www.patreon.com/americauncovered or visit us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/America-Uncovered-1819821761677650 or Twitter! https://twitter.com/USUncovered Sources: http://fortune.com/2018/06/15/trade-war-trump-china-tariffs-50-billion-approved/ https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/us/politics/trump-china-tariffs-trade.html https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/10/business/us-china-investment-cfius.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-to-strengthen-controls-on-nuclear-technology-exports-to-china-1539287722 https://www.devex.com/news/a-new-us-development-finance-agency-takes-flight-93572 https://qz.com/africa/1423506/china-africa-debt-us-will-invest-60-billion-overseas-to-beat-chin-at-development/ https://cei.org/content/case-against-overseas-private-investment-corporation https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/14/world/asia/donald-trump-foreign-aid-bill.html https://youtu.be/6KFBHBMatXk?t=90 https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/16B3/production/_96211850_hambantotaportarial.jpg http://dailycaller.com/2018/03/03/change-is-coming-china-is-accelerating-its-plan-for-a-military-base-in-pakistan/ https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-africa-has-become-a-second-front-in-the-us-china-struggle_2657439.html https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-xi-pledges-60-billion-toward-africas-development-waives-some-debt-1535985008 https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-counter-china-u-s-looks-to-invest-billions-more-overseas-1535728206 http://sunshinestatenews.com/story/ted-yohos-foreign-aid-reform-bill-clears-house?utm_source=Constant%20Contact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=News%20Alerts
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Stock Market For Beginners 📈 TRADING AND INVESTING 101
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EU Trade Policy explained
http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/ EU trade policy sets the direction for trade and investment in and out of the EU. The EU aims to play a key role in keeping markets open worldwide and helping Europe to exit from the economic crisis. EU trade policy is working to: create a global system for fair and open trade, open up markets with key partner countries, make sure others play by the rules and ensure trade is a force for sustainable development
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MaximsNewsNetwork: 2006 - Dr. Khalil Hamdani, former Director of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD, Divsion on Trade, Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development, being interviewed on World Investment Report 2006. The report looks for the first time on investment among developing countries. Companies from Asia (China, Singapore, Hong Kong, India) are investing and buying assets in other Asian countries and in Africa. Natural resources and telecom are major drivers. Africa benefits from economic growth, jobs and reduced poverty. ........ ( UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT: UNCTAD ) ....................... MaximsNewsNetwork: News Network for the United Nations and the International Community. See: http://www.MaximsNews.com. "GIVING POWER & RESONANCE TO THE VOICE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY" ..........................................
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A closer look at India-Africa trade and investment
CNBC Africa's Tshepho Modiba is joined by Ayalenesh Tafesse, Country Risk Analyst at Rand Merchant Bank, for a closer look at India-Africa trade and investment.
Views: 1126 CNBCAfrica
Foreign Direct Investment and its Roles in Economic Development
'Foreign Direct Investment and its Roles in Economic Development' A documentary video produced by a group of 7 students from Faculty of Social Sciences of University Malaysia Sarawak(UNIMAS) in fulfillment of course assessment for 2015/16 2nd semester.
Views: 20392 Koh WEI JIE
ADIC 2018 - Trade, Investment and Development.
A Trade, Investment and Development event with focus on empowering Africa and creating wealth for stakeholders.
Uzbekistan: Russia Kickstarts Economy With Investment in New Plants, Energy Development
Subscribe to Vesti News https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa8MaD6gQscto_Nq1i49iew?sub_confirmation=1 Right after the discussion at the Valdai Club, Putin had plans to play hockey, and in the evening, he took a plane to Tashkent: the official visit by the Russian president to Uzbekistan started in the morning.
Views: 9628 Vesti News
India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show
#USAID is supporting the India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show, which will take place on September 27-30th in New Delhi, India. This exhibition will provide investors with a comprehensive outline of potential investment opportunities in #Afghanistan. For more information, visit: www.passage2prosperity.com
Views: 42704 USAIDAfghanistan
Blockchains for Sustainable Development - 2018 UNCTAD World Investment Forum
A 30-minute takeaway from the Blockchains for Sustainable Development event at the 2018 UNCTAD World Investment Forum at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
Why International Trade and Investment Are Good for the US Economy: A Story in Eight Charts
Cross-border trade and investment are an important source of economic growth. Consumers enjoy greater access to cheaper, higher-quality, and more varied goods. Increased trade creates higher-paying jobs and leads the most productive firms and industries to innovate and raise standards of living worldwide. This doesn’t mean every single person will be better off, but on balance, the benefits from international trade and investment outweigh the costs. The benefits to the US economy are narrated and visualized through eight charts, focusing on the significant expansion of trade and investment in past decades, the benefits to workers in export-intensive industries, the changing nature of trade in a globalized economy and the positive role of multinationals, how trade relates to overall unemployment, and trends in US manufacturing. This video is part of an effort by the Peterson Institute for International Economics to invigorate its dissemination of reliable economic data and analysis to the broad public on important issues of general interest. Narration and Charts: Cathleen Cimino Animation and Sound: Daniel Housch and Jeremey Tripp
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Money Talks: World investment report 2017
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released it’s World Investment Report 2017 that suggests investment could suffer. For more on this Kalman Kalotay joins us from Geneva. He is an economist at the UNCTAD Division on Investment and Entreprises. Subscribe: http://trt.world/subscribe Livestream: http://trt.world/ytlive Facebook: http://trt.world/facebook Twitter: http://trt.world/twitter Instagram: http://trt.world/instagram Visit our website: http://trt.world
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Ehingbeti2014: UK Trade and Investment To Support Lagos State's Development
The Director of UK Trade and Investment, Mike Purves has said that part of the reasons his at the Lagos Economic Summit, Tagged Ehingbeti2014 is to see how the UK can help in partnering and developing Lagos state in terms of investments.
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The 11st Sub-Steering Committee on Trade Development and Trade-Related Investment
The 11st Sub-Steering Committee on Trade Development and Trade-Related Investment
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Y2/IB 18) FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and Development
A2/IB 18) FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) and Development - A look at a foreign direct investment (FDI) and how that can promote or limit development
Views: 27181 EconplusDal
China eases foreign investment curbs with new law
Regulation aims to reassure international businesses and nudge towards a US trade deal, but the FT's Lucy Hornby says it may not completely answer foreign investors' concerns. It makes it illegal for officials to meddle in overseas companies' operations
Views: 5724 Financial Times
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) - By Lakshman Maaheshwary
UNCTAD is the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly dealing with trade, investment, and development issues. The creation of UNCTAD in 1964 was based on concerns of developing countries over the international market, multi-national corporations, and great disparity between developed nations and developing nations. The permanent secretariat is in Geneva. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "Shri Manohar Parrikar - By Lakshman Maaheshwary" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS4mWxwDNY0 -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Foreign Direct Investment Unit:  Introduction and Overview
Your IB Economics Course Companion! This is video 1 of 3 videos in “The Foreign Direct Investment Series”. Watch the entire series right here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNI2Up0JUWkFQEU8Vtq5gijMaI3GSazVI The List! Here is the “The List” for “The Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development Series” For an explanation of the logic of “The Lists” click here: https://youtu.be/dE0fbsgXlFE Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Reasons why MNCs are attracted to developing nations 1. Natural resources 2. Huge markets 3. Low cost of labor 4. Fewer regulations Possible advantages of FDI 1. Increased savings 2. Increased employment 3. Increased education and training 4. Increased research, development, technology and marketing strategies 5. Multiplier effect of increased incomes 6. Increased tax revenue 7. Increased foreign capital 8. Improved infrastructure 9. Increased choice in market place 10. Lower prices in market place 11. Increased free trade Possible disadvantages of FDI 1. MNCs Bring own management teams 2. Too much power to MNCs 3. Practice of transfer pricing 4. Increased pollution due to low regulations 5. MNCs Extract natural resources from host country 6. MNCs use capital intensive production methods 7. MNCs purchase domestic firms 8. MNCs often repatriate profits I hope you find these videos helpful to your study of Economics. Enjoy! Brad Cartwright . Follow on Twitter: IB Specific News and Analysis Daily! https://twitter.com/econ_ib . Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/econcoursecompanion/ Support Econ Course Companion: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CQS377QG4VM4G&source=url
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Robot Sophia on her Goals for the Future - World Investment Forum 2018
Sophia, a well-known humanoid robot named the world’s first United Nations Innovation Champion by the United Nations Development Programme, is interviewed by UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi. Global Investment Game Changers Summit: Pioneering solutions for a better world Disruptive ideas and technologies New ideas can transform the world we live in and rewrite the rules and policies that govern it. Mobilizing investment and channelling it towards the SDGs require above all new ideas that can be translated into concrete solutions for a better future for all. The Summit of Global Investment Game Changers will gather pioneers, leaders and visionaries who have successfully remodelled established business and industry practice in their respective fields to create innovative business models that foster economic success and sustainable objectives. Organizer: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Watch the full event: http://webtv.un.org/watch/global-investment-game-changers-summit-world-investment-forum-2018/58519182450 Learn More: https://unctad.org/en/pages/newsdetails.aspx?OriginalVersionID=1890
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Chinese investment in Africa
Is China the new colonial power on the continent? That's what Jane Dutton is asking as Xi Jinping continues his state visit to South Africa. Just today, a bankrupt Eskom inked a 33-billion-rand loan with the country. Is this part of China's takeover? Or just a friendly handout we desperately need? For more on this we are joined by Leslie Mudimu, from Political Economy Southern Africa, and Dr Azar Jammine Chief Economist at Econometrix. Courtesy DStv403
Views: 7464 eNCA
The impact of Chinese investment on Botswana's economy
Chinese trade in Africa reached US173 billion dollars in 2014, boosting growth rates on the continent and creating much needed infrastructural development. Doing Business in Botswana explores the impact of Chinese investment on Botswana's economy.
Views: 5286 CNBCAfrica
Malaysia, Philippines agree to enhance cooperation in trade and investment
Believing there is room for improvement, Malaysia and the Philippines have agreed to enhance cooperation on trade, investment, and infrastructure development. READ MORE: https://bit.ly/2TmsIja
To create wealth, let´s move from aid to trade: lessons from Haiti | Daniel Jean-Louis | TEDxUFM
Social entrepreneur Daniel Jean-Louis draws on lessons from Haiti and the impact of foreign aid on developing countries. He analyzes how entrepreneurship and private investment work as wealth creators, and explores how transitioning from models of aid to ones of trade, interest the collaboration of businesses, governments and aid organizations themselves. Social entrepreneur and author from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Co-founder of Bridge Capital, the first investment fund for small and medium businesses in Haiti. Co-author of the book ¨From Aid to Trade¨. Believes in the power of free enterprise to create a sustainable and prosperous world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Views: 1079 TEDx Talks
Economic Development: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
State and local governments offer large financial incentives to attract employers to their part of the country. John Oliver explains what communities get, or often don't get, in return.  Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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Boao Forum showcases nation’s development, investment opportunities.
Development and investment opportunities in Laos and the region along with the nation’s exciting potential have been showcased at the Boao Forum held in Vientiane from September 28-29. The synergies between the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the Southeast Asian region’s development strategy, especially significant development in Laos as a link between Asean and China, were tabled as important topics for discussion among participants. In his opening ceremony address at the forum, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Somdy Duangdy said the BRI is a path of peace, prosperity and civilisation, which would create favourable conditions to promote more effective trade, investment and visits between Laos, China and Asean. “The initiative complements the development strategy of Laos in becoming more connected, or transformed from a landlocked to a land-linked country,” Mr Somdy said. Domestic political stability, stable economic growth averaging 7 percent per year, the government’s efforts in improving legal issues to facilitate the investment environment, and infrastructure, especially the Laos-China Rail project, were covered by DPM Somdy. He noted that investment in Laos not only meant expanding into the nation’s market but also accessing the Asean market which has more than 600 million people. Secretary General of Boao Forum for Asia, Li Baodong conveyed his confidence in the future of economic and trade cooperation with Laos and the government’s encouragement and welcome for investors. He highlighted Laos’ political stability, social safety, its amity to neighbours and the abundance of natural resources such as minerals, hydropower potential, and forests. Mr Li noted that while Laos was categorised as a least developed country it possessed abundant development potential drawing much investment interest and is an attractive destination for tourists. Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, Prof. Dr Surakiart Sathirathai agreed the Belt and Road initiative complemented Laos’ strategy to transform the country from a landlocked to a land-linked nation, noting the country as a central and significant location for both the BRI and Asean connectivity scheme. Mentioning Laos’s great potential in producing hydroelectricity, Dr Surakiart said it not only served development needs in the region but would also help propel the belt and road development projects in Southeast Asia. Dr Surakiart, who is Chairman of Asian Peace and Reconciliation Council (APRC), raised the importance of multilateralism, global mutual benefit, and existence between globalism and patriotism, noting the cooperation mechanisms in the region could further complement each other in building a strong framework for trade, development, and connectivity. He said the BRI and sub-regional cooperation could serve as an important mechanism and framework to enhance benefits for people in all areas such as agriculture, fisheries, industrial, tourism, and small and medium enterprises. By Times Reporters (Latest Update October 01, 2018)
Views: 287 Vientiane Times
Better ties with China expected by Brazil in trade, investment
Better ties with China expected by Brazil in trade, investment With Michel Temer sworn in as Acting President of Brazil on May 12, a new slew of tough incentives are expected to be hammered out to restore the sagging economy to growth, among which the trade and investment ties with China are widely thought by economists and experts as a pivotal support. (Soundbite) Cristovam Buarque, Senator “Brazil and China enjoy a long time of friendship which maintains a healthy development. Our foreign ministry has very good relationship with its Chinese counterpart. From this point of view, I think the new government will not turn the ties worse, but only better.” The bilateral trade between China and Brazil stood at 86.67 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, with China as Brazil’s largest export destination and import source. (Soundbite) Hélio José, Senator “We are waiting everything to return normal for politics as well as economy. If so, there will be sustainable growth in the fields where Chinese investment converges, like infrastructure.” China used to purchase large volumes of raw materials from Brazil and invests a lot in its infrstructure, like hydro-electronic facilities and automobile production. (Soundbite) Ronnie Lins, Director of Center of China-Brazil Research and Business “All manufacturing industries should be prepared for changes. I think this is a good opportunity, as China, India and Russia have technological advantages. Information exchange can benefit all the countries, especially in the fields of technology and trade.” Both members of the BRICS group, China and Brazil are destined to share much. (Soundbite) Hélio José, Senator “China is the most important economic body of the world, with huge investment in Brazil. Brazil is very much interested in enhancing its trade with China. Officials including our foreign minister will dedicate themselves to tap our trade ties with BRICS countries.” (Soundbite) Cristovam Buarque, Senator “If Brazil wants to catch up with China, it should reform its education. It can lift us into an innovative country to rhythm with the current development of the world, which is guided by knowledge in an economic sense.” The Chinese people developing their careers in Brazil also have more to weigh in. (Soundbite) Wang Jingyang, Director of China-Brazil Exchange Association “The new government will carry out new policies, which should be better. With Michel Temer becoming Acting President and the Cabinet totally reshuffled, we Chinese people expect more chances, so long as the political and financial situation is stable.”
Views: 1151 New China TV
Arancha Gonzalez Laya on International Trade and Investment
Global Future Councils on the Future of International Trade and Investment This Council explores the future of the international trade and investment system and provides thought leadership to high-level policy fora such as the G20 and Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) Focus areas include: - International trade as a vehicle for sustainable development - Role of investment, trade and competition policies in regional integration processes - Digital economy and its impact on economic growth and inclusiveness - Developments in the global production and supply chains, shaped by the Fourth Industrial Revolution - Practical reforms to facilitate the flow of goods through customs and across borders https://www.weforum.org/communities/the-future-of-international-trade-and-investment
Foreign Direct Investment Unit:  Disadvantages of Foreign Direct Investment
Your IB Economics Course Companion! This is video 3 of 3 videos in “The Foreign Direct Investment Series”. Watch the entire series right here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNI2Up0JUWkFQEU8Vtq5gijMaI3GSazVI The List! Here is the “The List” for “The Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Development Series” For an explanation of the logic of “The Lists” click here: https://youtu.be/dE0fbsgXlFE Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Reasons why MNCs are attracted to developing nations 1. Natural resources 2. Huge markets 3. Low cost of labor 4. Fewer regulations Possible advantages of FDI 1. Increased savings 2. Increased employment 3. Increased education and training 4. Increased research, development, technology and marketing strategies 5. Multiplier effect of increased incomes 6. Increased tax revenue 7. Increased foreign capital 8. Improved infrastructure 9. Increased choice in market place 10. Lower prices in market place 11. Increased free trade Possible disadvantages of FDI 1. MNCs Bring own management teams 2. Too much power to MNCs 3. Practice of transfer pricing 4. Increased pollution due to low regulations 5. MNCs Extract natural resources from host country 6. MNCs use capital intensive production methods 7. MNCs purchase domestic firms 8. MNCs often repatriate profits I hope you find these videos helpful to your study of Economics. Enjoy! Brad Cartwright . Follow on Twitter: IB Specific News and Analysis Daily! https://twitter.com/econ_ib . Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/econcoursecompanion/ Support Econ Course Companion: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=CQS377QG4VM4G&source=url
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Indonesia | The World Investment Paradise [2018]
Indonesia’s economy is on the rise and thus seeing the country take its rightful position as a major destination for foreign direct investment (FDI). In terms of future outlook, Indonesia is entering a ‘sweet spot’ as a convergence of its young, working population with that of relatively stable inflation and sustained economic growth is fuelling consumer spending. Finally, the country’s resilience over the course of the global financial crisis illustrated the merits of its immense population and economic self-reliance. Bucking the trend of most other G20 economies. Indonesia | The Emerging Tiger Its peculiar characteristics are now enhanced by political stability, self-reliance and robust economic growth which saw the country largely shielded from the global economic crisis. Indonesia is now at a key point in its transition from a low- to middle-income economy and as a primary producer to becoming a value-added exporter as well as a knowledge-based economy. Investment opportunities are ripe in all sectors; ranging from infrastructure to manufacturing and services. This has created a window of opportunity for investors to participate in the world’s fastest growing regional market which exhibits strong fundamentals and is poised to flourish. Undoubtedly, Indonesia possesses the fundamentals to be a leading global economy over the coming decades Learn more: https://invest-islands.com/why-invest/indonesian-potential/ 🎥Source: KPPIP Indonesia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRxKMf9LrzU&t
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Fiji Trade & Investment Meeting 2014 - Fiji Development Bank
Fiji Trade & Investment Meeting 2014 - Fiji Development Bank
Interview with Fatmah Ahmad, Director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)
ATLC had the privilege to talk with with Fatmah Ahmad, Director of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) in Sydney. Hosted by CEO, Lawrence Christoffelsz.
World Investment Forum harps on global investment
*The 2018 World Investment Forum (WIF) opened in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, with a call for a focus on sustainable development and investment issues.* The forum is a high-level biennial conference organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for addressing investment-related issues. The five-day forum has drawn 6,000 participants, 12 heads of state and more than 50 CEOs of private companies. UNCTAD's Secretary-general Mukhisa Kituyi stressed that sustainabl… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2018/10/23/world-investment-forum-harps-for-focus-on-global-investment Africanews on YouTube brings you a daily dose of news, produced and realised in Africa, by and for Africans. Africanews is the first pan-African multilingual media outlet, unique in its concept and vision. Subscribe on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews and receive all the latest news from the continent. Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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High-Level Forum On Facilitating Trade And Investment For Development
Video prepared by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for High-Level Forum on Facilitating Trade and Investment for Development High-Level Forum On Facilitating Trade And Investment For Development Abuja, Nigeria - 2-3 November, 2017
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Singapore's Economic Success | The Economist
When it started life as an independent, separate country in 1965, Singapore’s prospects did not look good. Tiny and underdeveloped, it had no natural resources and a population of relatively recent immigrants with little shared history. The country’s first prime minister, the late Lee Kuan Yew is credited with transforming it. He called one volume of his memoirs, “From Third World to First”. Why did Singapore become an economic success? First, its strategic location and natural harbour helped. It is at the mouth of the Malacca Strait, through which perhaps 40% of world maritime trade passes. It was an important trading post in the 14th century, and again from the 19th, when British diplomat Sir Stamford Raffles founded the modern city. Now it is at the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic regions. Under Mr Lee, Singapore made the most of these advantages. Second, under Mr Lee, Singapore welcomed foreign trade and investment. Multinationals found Singapore a natural hub and were encouraged to expand and prosper. Third, the government was kept small, efficient and honest—qualities absent in most of Singapore’s neighbours. It regularly tops surveys for the ease of doing business. But the island city is not ideal. Although clean and orderly, it has harsh judicial punishments, a tame press and illiberal social policies. Homosexual acts, for example, remain illegal. Protest demonstrations are rarely permitted. Mr Lee saw his authoritarian style of government as an essential ingredient in Singapore’s success, emphasizing the island’s vulnerability in a potentially hostile neighbourhood. But younger people now question whether Singapore really is that fragile, and resent the restrictions on their freedom.
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Davos 2016 - Press Conference: A New Trade and Investment Direction / The E15 Initiative
http://www.weforum.org/ The global Trade & Investment system is ready for a reset. 400 experts from all over the world have proposed a way forward, providing new opportunities for development, workers and business. Learn more about their ideas as they are being presented for the first time at Davos. Speakers: -Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Group Chief Executive Officer, A.P. Møller-Maersk, Denmark. - Michael Froman, US Trade Representative. - Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner, Trade, European Commission, Brussels. - Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Switzerland; Global Agenda Council on Trade & FDI. - Amina Mohamed, Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya. Moderated by Richard Samans, Head of the Centre for the Global Agenda, Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum.
Innovation and Development in the Evolution of Global Trade and Investment Cooperation
Full information: http://www.ictsd.org/themes/events/innovation-and-development-in-the-evolution-of-global-trade-and-investment-cooperation The world is entering the second year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which has been adopted by the United Nations and provides an overarching framework for national and international efforts in the next decade. Innovation in the areas of technologies, institutions, and trade and investment policies can play a key role in successfully implementing the 2030 Agenda and shifting the world onto a sustainable and resilient development path. In order to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, all countries and all stakeholders need to act in collaborative partnership to innovate global trade and investment cooperation. As the world’s second largest economy, the largest trading nation, and one of the top destinations and sources of foreign direct investment, China has unique economic strength and significant role and responsibilities in promoting global economic and development cooperation . Against this backdrop, the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) convene on 11 January 2017 in Geneva a high level event on innovation and development. The objective of the event is to discuss how do we confront the disruptions in the world through policy and institutional innovation. The organisers are honoured to have H.E. Mr JIANG Jianguo, Minister of Information Office of China’s State Council, to deliver a keynote speech at this event. Simultaneous interpretation service between Chinese and English is provided during the whole event.
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Retirement Plans: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Saving for retirement means navigating a potential minefield of high fees and bad advice. Billy Eichner and Kristin Chenoweth share some tips. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2018 -- Investment Summit II
The discussion looks at how new industrialization, based on digitalization, robotics and big data, will revolutionize all aspects of how we produce and consume products every day. Heads of state and government and leaders of global companies discuss how the effects this will have on trade, investment and development. Speakers include: - Mukhisa Kituyi, our secretary-general - Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, president of of Botswana - Armen Sarkissian, president of the Republic of Armenia - Faustin Archange Touadéra, president of the Central African Republic - Motsoahae Thomas Thabane, prime minister of Lesotho - María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, president of the UN General Assembly - Gabriela Cuevas Barron, president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union - Børge Brende, president of the World Economic Forum - Bruce Cleaver, CEO of De Beers Group - Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines - Sheikh Abulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Thani, CEO of Ooredoo Moderator Louise Cooper, British Chartered Financial Analyst and journalist, moderated the discussion.
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Blended Finance and Aligning Private Investment with Global Development - Report Launch
In partnership with the Danish Embassy in the United States, the Project on Prosperity and Development will be publishing a report entitled Blended Finance and Aligning Private Investment with Global Development. Over the past few decades, the composition of development finance has flipped from being primarily funded through public-sector resources to intensified interest and investment from the private sector. Blended finance is one method to unlock private capital for development, referring to structuring global development investment deals with a mixed portfolio of public and private funds to spread and smooth risk-reward profiles, “crowd in” catalytic private investment in sustainable financing, and create markets in developing and new contexts. Photo: Sia Kambou/AFP/Getty Images
#CIIE the Country Pavilion for Trade and Investment
#1stCIIE #CIIEbyTheNumbers #CountryPavilion The most distinctive exhibition area of the #CIIE was undoubtedly the Country Pavilion for Trade and Investment, where visitors got to experience the mystery of Egypt in its pyramid-shaped booth before moving on to the lively Brazilian pavilion, and getting a glimpse of China’s lightning-fast development in the high-tech Chinese pavilion. In total, visitors got a taste of the culture and local specialties of 82 countries, and also had a chance learn more about the #WTO , #UNIDO , and the International Trade Center. CIIE is building a new platform for countries around the world to share the benefits of China's development and to drive world economic growth. Registration for the second CIIE is already open! Register now at https://www.ciie.org/ciie/f/book/index?locale=en
Gauteng Trade & Investment Business Breakfast
The Trade & Investment Conference looks at government initiatives that are aimed at attracting and facilitating Foreign Direct Investment and Domestic Direct Investment in the province. Join MEC for Economic Development, Lebogang Maile is he leads this important discussion.
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