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World Investment Report 2017

Investment and the Digital Economy

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The annual World Investment Report presents foreign direct investment (FDI) trends and prospects at global, regional and national levels. It also analyses the latest developments in new policy measures for investment promotion, facilitation and regulation around the world, and provides the annual update on investment treaties, their reform and investment dispute settlement cases. The 2017 edition, subtitled "Investment and the Digital Economy", investigates the internationalization patterns of digital MNEs, as well as the digitization effect on the global companies across all industries. It will provide insights to policymakers on how the digital economy impact on investment policies and how investment policy can support digital development, with a view towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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National investment policies

Countries remain keen to attract and facilitate FDI, but the share of regulatory or restrictive measures has increased since 2015. They manifest themselves not only in new legislation but also with regard to host countries’ approaches to foreign takeovers, trade restrictions that indirectly affect foreign investors and political pressure and retention measures influencing investment decisions.

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