'Digital companies taking control over global economy a concern'

'Digital companies taking control over global economy a concern'

"Digital companies are taking over control over global economy, which is a concern," said Supachai Panitchpakdi, a former Secretary General at UNCTAD.

Nov 26, 2017, 23:57 PM IST

Cross border mergers make India favoured FDI route: UNCTAD

Despite stagnant foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow of USD 44 billion in 2016, India will most likely remain most favoured destination due to its attractiveness among MNCs for cross-border mergers and acquisitions, a UN trade report has said.


Jun 08, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
FDI flows into India nearly doubled in 2015: UNCTAD

FDI flows into India nearly doubled in 2015: UNCTAD

Developing economies, as a whole, saw their FDI reaching a new high of USD 741 billion -- 5 per cent higher than 2014, the report said.

Jan 21, 2016, 04:14 AM IST

Indian economy to grow 5.6% in 2014: UNCTAD

The Indian economy will grow at a rate of 5.6 percent in 2014, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Thursday said in its annual report.

Sep 10, 2014, 23:48 PM IST

FDI in India grew 17% to $28 bn in 2013: UNCTAD

India ranked 16th among the top 20 global economies receiving the most FDI, witnessing a 17 percent growth to USD 28 billion.

Jan 29, 2014, 11:28 AM IST

Top tax haven got more investment in 2013 than India and Brazil: UN

That was the fourth biggest haul of investment globally. The world`s biggest economy, United States, attracted $159 billion.

Jan 29, 2014, 02:04 AM IST

Africa records increased FDI in 2012, as global inflows fall: UNCTAD

According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report released here Wednesday, even as global FDI fell by 18 percent, investment flows to the African continent increased by 5 percent last year to reach USD 50 billion.

Jun 26, 2013, 23:48 PM IST

India behind China in domestic use of software: UN

India lags way behind China in domestic use of software as the country uses only 23 percent of total production, according to a UN report.

Nov 28, 2012, 22:30 PM IST

G-20 needs to redouble efforts to avoid trade tensions: Report

India and other G-20 nations should redouble their efforts to avoid trade tensions among them even though new trade restrictive measures by member countries have slowed in the past five months, says a report.

Nov 01, 2012, 15:18 PM IST

China becomes world's largest FDI recipient

China has exceeded the US to become the world's largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first six months of 2012, a report released by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) showed.

Oct 24, 2012, 13:59 PM IST

Global FDI rises 16% in 2011; this year may see a slower increase : Report

Despite the ongoing eurozone crisis, global foreign direct investment (FDI) increased by 16 percent to USD 1.536 trillion in 2011, a UN report sai

Jul 06, 2012, 12:45 PM IST

Global FDI to see moderate growth in 2012: UNCTAD

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is expected to rise slightly to USD 1.6 trillion globally in 2012 from USD 1.5 trillion last year, a UN report said on Thursday.

Jul 05, 2012, 17:54 PM IST

India's GDP to grow 8.1% in 2011, second only to China: UNCTAD

The Indian economy is likely to expand by 8.1 percent in 2011, the fastest growth rate in the world after China, UN agency said Tuesday.

Sep 06, 2011, 20:05 PM IST

Global economic growth to slow down to 3.1% in 2011: UNCTAD

Projecting a slowdown in global economic growth in 2011 to to around 3 percent, compared to almost 4 percent last year, a UN agency Tuesday said developing economies could be affected by recession in developed nations.

Sep 06, 2011, 20:04 PM IST

Policymakers should not trust rating agencies: UNCTAD

A UN body has cautioned against blindly trusting the "irresponsible" private financial institutions, including rating agencies, in economic policies and public finance management.

Sep 06, 2011, 19:02 PM IST

FDI inflows into India to slip as TNCs rework investment plans

Foreign direct investment in India may erode sharply from the record USD 42 billion in 2008 with trans-national corporations (TNCs) going slow on expansion plans following the global financial meltdown, says an UNCTAD report.

Sep 17, 2009, 23:52 PM IST

Global FDI to fall 30%; to remain subdued in 2010: UNCTAD

Painting a grim picture on cross-border investments, UNCTAD on Thursday said global Foreign Direct Investment flows will shrink by 30 per cent this year and recover only marginally during the next year.

Sep 17, 2009, 23:49 PM IST

Global economic winter to cool India`s growth to 5%: UNCTAD

With the global "economic winter"
being far from over, the UN body UNCTAD on Monday projected much
lower growth of five percent for India in 2009 against
official and RBI forecasts of above six percent in the
current fiscal.

Sep 07, 2009, 15:26 PM IST