Definition: This entry records total business spending on fixed assets, such as factories, machinery, equipment, dwellings, and inventories of raw materials, which provide the basis for future production. It is measured gross of the depreciation of the assets, i.e., it includes invesment that merely replaces worn-out or scrapped capital.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Investment (gross fixed) map
Ratings agency DBRS worried by Portugal's bond rout
Inside Fidelity - 2/12/2016 4:11:15 PM
LONDON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The only credit rating agency to give Portugal an investment ... be for the country to roll over that debt, which in turn squeezes its finances. With markets worried about global growth and the health of the world's banks ...
What’s holding back the world economy?
Market Watch - 2/8/2016 11:29:40 AM
NEW YORK ( Project Syndicate) — Seven years after the global financial crisis erupted in 2008, the world economy continued ... Very little of it went to fixed investment. In fact, investment growth in developing countries slowed significantly during ...
What’s Right With the World
Investment U - 2/10/2016 11:58:55 PM
Today the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage ... attainment in this country has never been greater. More than 57% of Americans have some college. Forty percent have a bachelor’s degree. Moreover, there is a vital and growing world of online education ...
TPP signing by all 12 countries, a formality
wwntradio.com - 2/10/2016 12:57:22 AM
One of the reasons why the 12-country ... little world attention was that neither President Barack Obama nor other leaders of participating countries attended the event, and chose to send their trade ministers instead. In 2014, Australian investment ...
With Shares Plunging, Deutsche Bank Sets Out to Prove It Can Be Fixed
New York Times - 2/12/2016 1:23:38 AM
The bank has taken earnings-crushing charges, slashed costs and pulled out of countries that it has been in for decades ... The disfavor in the markets may pass, especially if central banks around the world signal that they are willing to do more to ...
Gross's Investors Pull $14.8 Million From Janus Fund in January
Bloomberg - 2/7/2016 11:55:19 PM
The $1.3 billion fund, which invests in fixed-income ... vanilla.” Gross, 71, took over the Janus fund in October 2014 after being ousted from Pacific Investment Management Co., where he led the Pimco Total Return Fund to become the world’s largest ...
Indonesia plans "big bang" opening of economy to foreign investment
Reuters - 2/12/2016 5:34:10 AM
His trade minister, Tom Lembong, told Reuters separately that the planned overhaul of the so-called 'Negative Investment List" signaled a greater openness to foreign investment and would partly prepare the country ... investment and gross domestic product.
Investors Missing Out On Global Fixed Income Opportunities, According To New BNY Mellon Survey
The Street - 2/3/2016 2:13:05 PM
one of the world's largest investment managers, suggests that a lack of knowledge about the global bond market makes investors reluctant to invest in global fixed-income. In fact, 70% of retail investors do not hold any global fixed-income investments and ...
Senegal Is Second African Country to Join ‘Scaling Solar’ to Quickly Develop Clean Energy
Newstime Africa - 2/11/2016 8:44:27 PM
The planned utility-scale solar photovoltaic project underscores the government’s commitment to integrate renewable energy resources in the West African country’s ... and IFC, the World Bank and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency are expected ...
US mining and exploration investment falls
World Coal - 2/9/2016 11:52:57 PM
Total private fixed investment, of which mining and exploration is a small subset, grew 4% in 2015 to US$2.7 trillion. Low commodity prices remain a significant factor in US firms' investment decisions. US gross domestic product (GDP) grew 2.4% in 2015 ...
Bill Gross Gives Thumbs Down to Negative Interest Rates
News Max - 2/12/2016 12:57:59 PM
Bill Gross of Janus Capital Group Inc., Scott Mather of Pacific Investment Management Co. and ... possibility amid a darkening outlook for world growth. “In light of the experience of European countries and others that have gone to negative rates ...
Zim economy stagnates: World Bank
Zimbabwe Independent - 2/5/2016 6:39:44 AM
THE World Bank ... capital for investment, making the country largely uncompetitive. According to the World Zimbabwe Economic Outlook report launched on Wednesday, the country’s services sector will drive economic growth. Zimbabwe’s Gross Domestic ...
Which Country Will be the First to Zero Interest Rates?
Human Events Blog - 2/8/2016 5:03:07 AM
Here are some examples of changing interest rates on 10-year notes issued by developed countries: Even as the Dow rallied ... more than a fifth of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) is covered by a central bank with negative rates.
World Government 10-Year Bond Comparison
Seeking Alpha - 2/9/2016 6:23:40 PM
But that's what people are doing in countries like Switzerland. They don't get any money and have to pay to just hold the bonds. But world governments are determined ... as the interest on them is fixed. One nagging question I still have though, is will ...