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Trade & Society 22-11-2013

China, EU agree to start talks on investment treaty

China and the European Union will begin talks on a landmark treaty aimed at boosting investment that lags behind burgeoning trade and at tackling thorny market access issues, the two sides announced at a summit on Thursday (21 November).
Global Europe 21-09-2012

EU, China leaders agree to disagree

With a trade dispute over subsidies, arms embargo and the market economy status looming in the background, EU and Chinese leaders ended their last summit with Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, making little progress on substance but promising to work towards an EU-China Investment agreement.
Brexit 10-03-2010

China promises ‘national treatment’ for foreign firms

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has committed Beijing to treating foreign companies equally to local firms, much to the relief of EU business leaders, who had expressed growing concern about the business climate in China.

UK top destination for foreign R&D investment

Internationalisation of research and development drives cross-border flows of research funds. Europe wants more of those funds, but is currently losing investment to US, China and India.   

OECD report: Internationalisation of R&D speeding up

According to the OECD, multinationals are increasingly offshoring their R&D, but the role played by foreign affiliates varies widely around the world. 

Availability of researchers drives FDI

According to a United Nations report, foreign direct investment (FDI) in research and development is increasingly determined by the availability and cost of talented research manpower.
Enlargement 07-09-2005

Eastern Europe remains top FDI destination

Asia and Eastern Europe have become the world's most attractive regions for foreign direct investment, according to a new UN report.
Trade & Society 11-07-2005

Marked decrease in investment flows into and out of the EU

Cross-border investment flows involving the EU have fallen sharply in 2004, according to figures published by Eurostat.

Survey: Western Europe still most attractive region for foreign investment

Western Europe remains the favorite destination for foreign investments but central and eastern Europe, the US and China are increasing their attractiveness, according to a new Ernst & Young survey.

Debate: International framework needed for CSR efforts of multinational companies

A one-day conference on globalisation organised by the Humanitarian Affairs Review focused on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) of multinational companies when investing in developing countries
Enlargement 05-09-2003

UNCTAD: Foreign investment in new EU members to grow

Foreign direct investment in Central and Eastern Europe increased by 15 per cent in 2002 and is set to continue growing as the region joins the EU in 2004, according to UNCTAD.
Enlargement 12-12-2000

Turkey not attracting enough foreign investment

A new CEPS study analyses the reasons for low FDI in Turkey and recommends fast integration into the EU.

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