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  • Climate Statements
  • The U.S. Department of State's Investment Climate Statements provide information on the business climates of more than 170 economies and are prepared by economic officers stationed in embassies and posts around the world. (state.gov)
  • This year's Investment Climate Statements feature a new, streamlined format to help companies more easily access information about countries that have implemented business-friendly reforms, export opportunities around the world, as well as new and ongoing market barriers. (state.gov)
  • For all other inquiries, or to provide suggestions on how to improve the Investment Climate Statements, please contact the Office of Investment Affairs at the U.S. Department of State at EB-ICS-DL@state.gov . (state.gov)
  • Reuters
  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 5 (Reuters) - An initial public offering offer by South Africa's ARC Investments was oversubscribed, the company co-founded by mining tycoon Patrice Motsepe said on Tuesday, prompting it to offer more shares. (reuters.com)
  • Seal
  • Falcon Cable, which last year became the first U.S. cabler to enter Mexico, was about to seal an investment in Argentina when the devaluation of Mexican currency brought pressure upon the Argentine peso. (variety.com)
  • priority
  • Global investment firm KKR & Co. is focused on Japan as a top priority for investing in private equity because it offers cheaper valuations than other countries. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • government
  • Japan reported a current account surplus of ¥1.94 trillion ($17.6 billion) in May, marking the 47th straight month of black ink thanks to a surge in returns on foreign investments, government data showed Monday. (japantimes.co.jp)
  • In recent decades the Costa Rican government through its investment promotion agency CINDE has focused on attracting relatively high-tech manufacturers and service companies that demand skilled labor, introduce new technologies and often run robust corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. (state.gov)
  • The government's response to these scandals and whether or not the government made a genuine effort to reduce perceived impunity for corrupt public officials will likely have a significant impact on whether it continues to be seen as an attractive market for foreign direct investment. (state.gov)
  • The investment climate in the coming years will largely depend on whether the government demonstrates the political will to implement reforms necessary to promote competitiveness and transparency, rein in the public debt, and bring corrupt public officials to justice. (state.gov)
  • Business
  • The water business is an ideal investment for endowments, family offices and people that have a long-term horizon and understand the underlying growth metrics in the business and are looking for those expected returns of 6, 8 or 10 percent a year. (reuters.com)
  • pension
  • The Pension Reserves Investment Management Board's mission is to provide a professional investment service that maximizes the return on investment within acceptable levels of risk by broadly diversifying its investment portfolio, capitalizing on economies of scale to achieve cost-effective operations, and providing access to high quality, innovative investment management firms, all under the management of a professional investment staff and members of the PRIM Board and its Committees. (mass.gov)
  • This advice is tailored to your individual requirements and ranges from straightforward ISA investments through to more complicated tax and pension planning solutions. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • significant
  • Investments outside of Freetown require special attention to local dynamics and community needs, particularly due to the significant authority of traditional leaders, the Paramount Chiefs. (state.gov)
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) is high and has been a significant contributor to Costa Rica's economic growth. (state.gov)
  • In general, the theory of investment has made significant advances and already enables elaborate analyses of real options and option interactions. (slideshare.net)
  • billion
  • Accentuating the positive, the NVCA said the current investment figure is close to the $7.2 billion spent in the first quarter of 1999 -- considered very healthy at the time. (eweek.com)
  • It is a niche corner of the investment world with about $6 billion in assets. (reuters.com)
  • According to the U.S. State Department, the Brunei Investment Agency has approximately $30 billion in assets under management as of 2009. (investopedia.com)
  • Costa Rica's continued popularity as an investment destination is well illustrated by historic FDI which climbed steadily from the year 2000 (USD 409 million) to 2008 (over USD 2 billion), reaching a high of over USD 3 billion (6.2 percent of GDP) in 2013 before dropping slightly to USD 2.75 billion in 2014 and 2.85 billion in 2015. (state.gov)
  • intellectual
  • Inconsistent enforcement of existing laws, including those related to the protection of intellectual property rights, also serves as a disincentive to investment. (state.gov)
  • services
  • including Iceland and Liechtenstein, with access to the EU single market's movement of persons, goods, services and capital), Norway continues to liberalize its foreign investment legislation to conform more closely to EU standards and has cut red tape over the last decade to make investment easier. (state.gov)
  • CINDE has focused on attracting and retaining investment in specific areas, currently services, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, light manufacturing and the food industry. (state.gov)
  • development
  • Although women in Romania have equal access under the law to investment development and protections, women continue to face societal challenges. (state.gov)
  • The Foreign Trade Promotion Corporation (PROCOMER) as well as the Costa Rican Investment and Development Board (CINDE) lead Costa Rica's investment promotion efforts. (state.gov)
  • National
  • Norway's investment regime is generally based on the national treatment principle, but ownership restrictions exist on some natural resources and on some activities (fishing/ maritime/ road transport). (state.gov)
  • European Union
  • The European Investment Bank ( EIB ) is the European Union 's nonprofit long-term lending institution established in 1958 under the Treaty of Rome . (wikipedia.org)
  • As the "Bank of the European Union", the EIB's mission is to make a difference to the future of Europe and its partners by supporting sound investments which further EU policy goals. (wikipedia.org)
  • While not a member of the European Union, as an EEA signatory, Norway continues to liberalize its foreign investment legislation to conform more closely to EU standards. (state.gov)
  • funds
  • There are fewer than a dozen of pure-play water investment funds globally - a drop in the bucket compared with other commodity-based funds. (reuters.com)
  • T he value of an investment with St. James's Place will be directly linked to the performance of funds selected and may fall as well as rise. (telegraph.co.uk)