Unctad Report: Less FDI in Transition Countries

The World Investment Report published by the UN Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was presented Monday at Ljubljana's Faculty of Social Sciences. The 1997 report focuses on relations between multinational corporations, market structures and competition policies. It shows that 1996 was characterized by considerable growth of foreign direct investments throughout the world as they surged from US$ 315 billion in 1995 to US$ 349 billion last year. It is also characteristic that FDI increased the most in developing countries, while the countries in transition to market economy saw them fall from US$ 14 billion in 1995 to US$ 12 billion last year.

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