ARTNeT Newsletter: July 2014
- 10th Anniversary ARTNeT Conference
- From our members: Bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): Opportunities and Challenges for Bangladesh
- ARTNeT Survey on Evidence-based Policymaking
Over the last ten years, Chinese enterprises have become more multi-national in nature. China's outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) has been growing at a phenomenal rate. In 2012, China became the third largest investor, after the US and Japan; and the largest investor among developing countries. How can host governments attract more of this Chinese capital? What are some short to medium term policies that host governments can initiate to make their respective nations attractive to Chinese investors?
The ESCAP Trade and Investment Division, in support to the ARTNeT research programme on trade facilitation, initiated development of a bilateral trade cost database in 2010 in an effort to increase understanding of the cost of trading between countries in Asia and the Pacific and beyond.
The overall theme of the conference will be "Trade in the Asian century - delivering on the promise of economic prosperityâ€. The Conference is organized with funding support from the International Development Research Centre, and the Secretariat of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
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