- Pablo Gabriel Bortz
Fifty professors and students gathered at Vi Pakistani core university member, the Institute of Business Administration, for a videoconference on UNCTAD's 2016 World Investment Report (WIR) September 23. The presentation was conducted by Kalman Kalotay, of UNCTAD's Division on Investment and Enterprise.
"Foreign direct investment flows increased after years of fluctuations, reaching USD 1.7 trillion in 2015," he said. "However, that increase was not reflected in higher capital expenditures by large multinationals, which actually fell from USD 2.2 trillion in 2014 to USD 1.9 trillion in 2015."
Regarding the regional distribution of FDI, the WIR reports that eight of the 20 top recipients are developing countries, and six made the top-20 list for outflows.