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    • Russia grasps the nettle on pension reforms
      The Russian government faces widespread disagreement and scepticism as it takes on the challenge of pensions reform.
      - 9 days ago, 19 Jul 17, 7:40am -
    • China financial risk needs more than a clampdown
      China is targeting high level officials and wealth management products in its assault on shadow banking. But measures only tackle the supply, not the reasons behind the demand for unregulated financing.
      - 30 days ago, 28 Jun 17, 6:43am -
    • Paris extends European lead for IFC assets
      Paris remains the largest IFC in western Europe by assets, extending its lead over its rivals, as Silvia Pavoni reports.
      - 31 days ago, 27 Jun 17, 7:52am -
    • How will Brazil emerge from its political drama?
      From infrastructure to green energy, Brazil offers myriad investment opportunities. However, such opportunities are contingent on the government not crumbling under corruption investigations, it managing to pass unpopular reforms, and it keeping its…
      - 32 days ago, 25 Jun 17, 8:30pm -
    • China renews interest in Brazilian infrastructure
      China has confirmed its special relationship with Brazil by providing $15bn of a $20bn joint fund to finance infrastructure in the country. Silvia Pavoni reports on the impact this will have on the troubled Latin American economy.
      - 35 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 9:11am -
    • Will regulatory crackdown see China emerge from the shadows?
      Chinese regulators have tightened their grip on the banking sector in an effort to control financial risk, the country’s ballooning shadow banking sector and excessive debt load. Which banks stand a better chance of meeting these tougher requiremen…
      - 35 days ago, 23 Jun 17, 5:24am -
    • Top 1000 World Banks - Japan's strength fails to translate into global gains
      While the domestic performance of Japan’s banks has been generally positive, the global ranking sees more of them losing ground or remaining static rather than improving on last year’s positions. Stefania Palma reports.
      - 36 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 3:23pm -
    • US Treasury plots Dodd-Frank reforms
      Some policy experts were pleasantly surprised with the US Treasury’s proposals to reform Dodd-Frank, considering them to be thoughtful, and are billing them as a likely road map for the future of the US financial system. By Justin Pugsley.
      - 36 days ago, 22 Jun 17, 5:33am -
    • Top 1000 World Banks - Little change but capital improves in North America
      US banks retain their top nine places in the North American regional rankings with little movement, although capitalisation has increased. Silvia Pavoni reports.
      - 37 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 10:15am -
    • Top 1000 World Banks - Brazil's banks weather twin storms to stay in front
      The recession and corruption scandal that have engulfed Brazil have failed the knock its banks off course, as they continue to dominate the Latin America and Caribbean ranking. Silvia Pavoni reports.
      - 37 days ago, 21 Jun 17, 10:12am -

    The Brookings Institute: FDI

    • FDI planning guide: A blueprint for metro teams pursuing global economic engagement

      FDI planning guide: A blueprint for metro teams pursuing global economic engagement

      Leaders in states, cities, and metropolitan areas across the country are exploring ways to help their firms and regional economies become more competitive through increased and more intentional global engagement. In 2011, the Brookings Institution…
      - 8 Jun 16, 12:00am -
    • Atlanta links international disputes and airport as runway to global services economy

      Atlanta links international disputes and airport as runway to global services economy

      Scanning the departures and arrivals board on the way home from launching metro Atlanta’s new foreign direct investment strategy under the Global Cities Initiative, it was easy to understand why local leaders remain focused on finding strategies…
      - 25 May 16, 1:45pm -
    • China’s pains over Zimbabwe’s indigenization plan

      China’s pains over Zimbabwe’s indigenization plan

      Zimbabwe clamped down with the enforcement of its controversial indigenization law—requiring foreign companies with assets of more than $500,000 to transfer or sell a 51 percent stake to indigenous Zimbabweans this month. The deadline of April 1…
      - 26 Apr 16, 11:35am -
    • China’s overseas investments in Europe and beyond

      China’s overseas investments in Europe and beyond

      Event InformationApril 25, 20162:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDTSaul/Zilkha RoomsBrookings Institution1775 Massachusetts Avenue NWWashington, DC 20036Register for the EventFor decades Chinese companies focused their international investment on u…
      - 25 Apr 16, 2:30pm -
    • Does the ‘foreign’ in ‘foreign direct investment’ matter?

      Does the ‘foreign’ in ‘foreign direct investment’ matter?

      It is seemingly easy to make the case for why metro areas should dedicate resources to attracting foreign direct investment (FDI). Foreign-owned firms pay 20 percent higher wages, on average, than their domestic peers. They also invest more in R&D…
      - 14 Jan 16, 10:57am -
    • Unilever and British American Tobacco invest: A new realism in Cuba

      Unilever and British American Tobacco invest: A new realism in Cuba

      The global consumer products company Unilever Plc announced on Monday a $35 million investment in Cuba’s Special Development Zone at Mariel. Late last year, Brascuba, a joint venture with a Brazilian firm, Souza Cruz, owned by the mega-conglomer…
      - 14 Jan 16, 12:00am -
    • The road ahead in Venezuela: Navigating through a rough sea of economic crisis

      The road ahead in Venezuela: Navigating through a rough sea of economic crisis

      By the time the 112 representatives of the Venezuelan opposition walk into the National Assembly on January 5, the party will be over. On December 6, the coalition of political parties and civil movements grouped under the umbrella of Mesa de la U…
      - 4 Jan 16, 10:21am -
    • Metro areas merge export and FDI strategies

      Metro areas merge export and FDI strategies

      Exports and foreign direct investment (FDI) are inextricably linked, as we’ve written about in several recent pieces: The economic clusters that generate exports also attract FDI; mergers and acquisitions account for the majority of FDI and the…
      - 29 Dec 15, 10:00am -
    • Metro areas target true global specializations to accelerate foreign investment

      Metro areas target true global specializations to accelerate foreign investment

      Economic development organizations often talk of competing for foreign direct investment. But arguably, the best form of FDI requires little competition at all. Instead, firms are drawn to a metro area not by low costs or incentives, but by the re…
      - 4 Dec 15, 11:00am -
    • Understanding FDI spillover mechanisms

      Understanding FDI spillover mechanisms

      Foreign direct investment (FDI) has been praised as an important development tool, especially for countries at low levels of industrial development. Attracting multinational enterprises (MNEs) is seen as a means of introducing high-capability firm…
      - 19 Nov 15, 2:30pm -

    The World Bank: MIGA Blogs

    • Every Life, Every Brick Matters!

      Every Life, Every Brick Matters!

      Editor’s note: MIGA staffer Dessislav Dobrev recently returned from Nepal where he had been conducting due diligence for an energy project when the earthquake hit. These are his reflections.It was just over a week ago. The streets of Kathmandu ec…
      - 5 May 15, 11:07am -
    • Reflections on Investment Prospects for Countries Facing Fragility and Conflict

      Reflections on Investment Prospects for Countries Facing Fragility and Conflict

      Facilitating investments into Fragile and Conflict-Affected States (FCS) is one of the most important strategic pillars in MIGA’s Strategy. In an effort to further expand MIGA’s support in FCS countries, I recently visited Burundi, South Sudan,…
      - 23 Mar 15, 4:11am -
    • Vroom Vroom: Brazil leading the pack in infrastructure financing innovation for safer and more resilient transport
      How can we get much more private sector funds to infrastructure financing? The infrastructure gap is enormous and growing; governments are just not be able to go it alone. Innovation here is key.The World Bank, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee…
      - 5 Dec 14, 11:30am -
    • Winning the Game of Mining Taxation

      Winning the Game of Mining Taxation

      The last few years have brought an uptick in the number of mining investments that have been the subject of disputes between investors and governments. This trend is of considerable concern to the players in the sector across the globe. Yet, ther…
      - 7 Nov 14, 10:08am -
    • Are Rates of Return in Places that are Fragile and Affected by Conflict Really Higher?

      Are Rates of Return in Places that are Fragile and Affected by Conflict Really Higher?

      Supporting populations in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCS) is a key priority for the World Bank Group.  The Group’s President, Jim Yong Kim, has repeatedly stressed the importance of finding ways to bring sustainable peace and devel…
      - 18 Jun 14, 12:02pm -
    • Agricultural FDI: Risky Business?
      Al-Arabiya reported a few weeks ago that the political crisis in Ukraine and Russia is threatening the availability of food in Egypt and Jordan. Food prices becoming hostage to political crises is certainly not a new phenomenon: food plays an import…
      - 22 May 14, 10:30am -
    • Let the lights shine, hopefully for 24 hours a day (as needed)

      Let the lights shine, hopefully for 24 hours a day (as needed)

      Growing up in war-torn Beirut, I experienced the Lebanese Civil War from a childlike perspective. I was in middle school at the time when a power outage lingered for months on end. Reviewing textbooks and doing homework at night was no easy task. Th…
      - 20 Dec 13, 9:28am -
    • “When the Tide Goes Out, You See Who’s Naked”

      “When the Tide Goes Out, You See Who’s Naked”

      Said Martin Sandbu, the FT economics writer that moderated the FT-MIGA Summit, Managing Global Political Risk, last week in London.    This is the fifth year that MIGA, the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank,…
      - 13 Dec 13, 10:30am -
    • Iberoamérica: Contribuyendo a la prosperidad a largo plazo de un continente

      Iberoamérica: Contribuyendo a la prosperidad a largo plazo de un continente

      Durante mi reciente viaje a España para representar MIGA en un foro sobre el futuro de las infraestructuras portuarias en Iberoamerica organizado por Tecniberia, tuve la oportunidad de comprobar y apreciar los grandes logros alcanzados por muchas n…
      - 23 Aug 13, 1:35pm -
    • Iberoamerica: Contributing to the long-term prosperity of a continent

      Iberoamerica: Contributing to the long-term prosperity of a continent

      During my recent business development trip to Spain to represent MIGA at a forum on Latin American port infrastructure organized by Tecniberia, I had an opportunity to see with my own eyes and appreciate the great achievements made by many Iberoamer…
      - 23 Aug 13, 11:09am -
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