Foreign direct investments could contract by 40% this year, hitting developing countries hardest

Confidence in China could indicate we're heading for a 'V' shaped recovery. Image: REUTERS/Aly Song

Adnan Seric

Research and Industrial Policy Officer, Department of Policy Research and Statistics (PRS) of UNIDO

Jostein Hauge

Research Fellow , Centre for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (Institute for Manufacturing) at the University of Cambridge


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FDI inflows to developing countries. Image: UNCTADstat
Top five developing countries most dependent on FDI inflows. Image: UNCTADstat
Business confidence in China compared to the United States. Image: Trading Economics
Manufacturing production in China. Image: UNIDO Monthly Index of Industrial Production (IIP) database
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