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  • India third largest recipient of FDI in 2020: Report Apr 30, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    India third largest recipient of FDI in 2020: Report

    In January, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development had said that India's FDI inflows had jumped 13 percent to $57 billion in calendar year 2020, mostly boosted by investment in digital economy and start-ups.

  • India's economy projected to record stronger recovery in 2021: UNCTAD Mar 18, 2021 07:45 PM IST

    India's economy projected to record stronger recovery in 2021: UNCTAD

    India is estimated to contract by 6.9 percent in 2020 and then forecast to record a 5 percent GDP growth in 2021, the report said. The September 2020 report by UNCTAD had said that India’s economy was forecast to contract by 5.9 percent in 2020 and recover to 3.9 percent in 2021.

  • UN report says COVID-19 led to unprecedented income destruction in developing countries Mar 18, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    UN report says COVID-19 led to unprecedented income destruction in developing countries

    According to the latest report by UN Conference on Trade and Development, the global economy is set to grow by 4.7 percent but governments will have to keep the support coming as COVID-19 will have lasting economic consequences.

  • FDI inflows in April-November 2020 rise 22% to $58.37 billion Jan 27, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    FDI inflows in April-November 2020 rise 22% to $58.37 billion

    FDI equity inflows in April-November 2020 rose by 37 percent (YoY) to $43.85 billion.

  • International trade set to shrink 27% in second quarter after April 'nosedive', says UNCTAD Jun 11, 2020 07:09 PM IST

    International trade set to shrink 27% in second quarter after April 'nosedive', says UNCTAD

    'Assuming persisting uncertainty, UNCTAD forecast indicates a decline of around 20 percent for the year 2020,' the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development said in a report.

  • UNCTAD says things will get much worse for developing countries before they get better Mar 31, 2020 11:08 AM IST

    UNCTAD says things will get much worse for developing countries before they get better

    The flight to safety has already caused record capital outflows from emerging economies, triggering large currency depreciations against lead currencies and widening spreads

  • Pandemic will cut global investment flows more than feared: UN economists Mar 27, 2020 08:03 AM IST

    Pandemic will cut global investment flows more than feared: UN economists

    A fresh report from the UN Conference on Trade, Investment and Development (UNCTAD) warned that the rapid spread of the coronavirus would cause a "dramatic drop" in global foreign direct investment, which is a measure of cross-border private sector investment.

  • Coronavirus outbreak could cost global economy up to $2 trillion: UNCTAD Mar 10, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus outbreak could cost global economy up to $2 trillion: UNCTAD

    The UN agency said that apart from the tragic human consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic, the economic uncertainty it has sparked will likely cost the global economy $1 trillion in 2020.

  • UNCTAD report: 2020 could be a washout year for global economy thanks to Covid-19 Mar 06, 2020 09:33 AM IST

    UNCTAD report: 2020 could be a washout year for global economy thanks to Covid-19

    The epidemic has yet to run its course, but even after its stops spreading and China starts to return to normal business activity, it will take a long time to unwind the stresses inflicted on the world’s trading system

  • Trade | How real is the truce in the US-China trade war? Jan 20, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    Trade | How real is the truce in the US-China trade war?

    The US-China deal would, at least temporarily, arrest further decline of the global trade scenario and may even stop multiplication of negativity in a recessionary setting.

  • India gained $755 mn in additional exports to US due to US-China trade war: UNCTAD Nov 06, 2019 11:15 AM IST

    India gained $755 mn in additional exports to US due to US-China trade war: UNCTAD

    The study, Trade and trade diversion effects of United States tariffs on China, shows that the ongoing US-China trade war has resulted in a sharp decline in bilateral trade, higher prices for consumers and trade diversion effects - increased imports from countries not directly involved in the trade war.

  • Macro Matters | Which is a bigger boost to the economy -- tax cuts or government spending? Sep 30, 2019 10:24 AM IST

    Macro Matters | Which is a bigger boost to the economy -- tax cuts or government spending?

    The UN Conference on Trade and Development says that for India, a $1 billion cut in direct taxes will lead to a $0.2 billion boost to GDP

  • FDI in India rises to USD 61.96 bn in 2017-18: Govt Jun 08, 2018 05:25 PM IST

    FDI in India rises to USD 61.96 bn in 2017-18: Govt

    Foreign inflows are crucial for India, which needs huge investments to overhaul its infrastructure such as ports, airports and highways to push growth.It helps improve the country's balance of payments situation and strengthen the rupee value against other global currencies, especially the US dollar.

  • UN sees 2017 global growth at 2.7%; Trump, Brexit top challenges Jan 18, 2017 08:23 AM IST

    UN sees 2017 global growth at 2.7%; Trump, Brexit top challenges

    The United Nations expects global economic growth to rise to 2.7 percent this year and 2.9 percent in 2018, up from 2.2 percent in 2016, and said Brexit and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's tax policies could have adverse effects.

  • India's total merchandise export valued at $321 bn in 2014 Dec 09, 2015 09:41 AM IST

    India's total merchandise export valued at $321 bn in 2014

    The report said international service exports accounted for 21 percent of the total global exports (valued at just over USD 5 trillion) in 2014, a growth of almost 5 percent over the previous year.

  • India leads FDI race in South Asia: UN Report Jun 26, 2015 06:42 PM IST

    India leads FDI race in South Asia: UN Report

    According to the United Nations 2015 World Investment Report FDI inflows to South Asia rose to USD 41 billion in 2014.

  • India's FDI increased by 26% in 2014: UN Jan 30, 2015 08:26 AM IST

    India's FDI increased by 26% in 2014: UN

    The propping up of FDI in China is mainly due to an increase in FDI in the service sector, even as FDI in manufacturing sector particularly from Japan and in industries sensitive to rising labour costs fell.

  • Arvind Subramanian named India's new Chief Economic Advisor Oct 16, 2014 05:25 PM IST

    Arvind Subramanian named India's new Chief Economic Advisor

    Subramanian whose work experience includes working with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has also taught at the Harvard and John Hopkins University.

  • FDI in India grew 17% to $28 bn in 2013: UNCTAD Jan 29, 2014 12:48 PM IST

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

    India‘s foreign direct investment inflow has grown despite unexpected capital outflows in the middle of the year, said a UN report.

  • Poor countries continue to grow faster, drive world eco: UN Sep 13, 2013 08:41 AM IST

    Poor countries continue to grow faster, drive world eco: UN

    The UN's trade and development agency UNCTAD said in its annual survey of the global economy and the prospects for poorer nations that developing countries would grow 4.5 to 5 per cent in 2013 while the sputtering economies of the rich world would manage just one percent growth.

  • Global trade in services stopped growing in Q2 Oct 24, 2012 08:15 AM IST

    Global trade in services stopped growing in Q2

    Global trade in commercial services such as tourism and air travel showed zero growth in the second quarter of 2012 as the Europe Union's appetite shrank 7 percent, preliminary trade figures showed on Wednesday.

  • Global economic growth to slow down to 3.1% in 2011: UNCTAD Sep 06, 2011 09:11 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%, compared to almost 4% last year, a UN agency today said developing economies could be affected by recession in developed nations.

  • Global FDI inflows likely to be $1.6 trillion in 2011: UN Jul 26, 2011 07:02 PM IST

    Global FDI inflows likely to be $1.6 trillion in 2011: UN

    Foreign direct investments worldwide are projected to return to pre-crisis levels this year, with inflows expected to be up to USD 1.6 trillion, according to a UN report.

  • India attracts $25b FDI in 2010, slips to 14th spot: UN Jul 26, 2011 02:53 PM IST

    India attracts $25b FDI in 2010, slips to 14th spot: UN

    India slipped to 14th spot in the list of countries that attracted the highest foreign direct investment last year, with inflows declining by about USD 10 billion to USD 25 billion, says a UN report.

  • Anti-dumping probe in India down, says multilateral report May 30, 2011 03:37 PM IST

    Anti-dumping probe in India down, says multilateral report

    In sync with several other major economies, India initiated less number of anti-dumping probes against imports between October, 2010 and April 2011, according to a joint report of the multilateral agencies.

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