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, 2012See also: Investment (gross fixed) map
Country's gross fixed capital formation low
Himalayan Times - 3/25/2015 2:54:23 AM
The GFCF of middle-income nations stands at 29 per cent of GDP. “The country’s gross fixed capital investment has to be raised to at least 30 per cent from the existing level to support higher economic growth,” says the latest ADB report titled ...
World Watch: News Digest
Wall Street Journal - 3/27/2015 8:52:55 PM
The move comes as city halls and townships across the country struggle to repay trillions of dollars of debts racked up in the past few years to finance highways, airports and other big-ticket projects. The debt-fueled investment boom shielded China from ...
The world's looming water catastrophe
CBS News - 3/23/2015 2:38:16 PM
If problems such as outdated management and a lack of regulation aren't fixed, the report warns, 40 percent of the world ... investment and long-standing rates of poverty in many regions. About one-quarter of the global population lives in developing ...
Emerging world: Heading for contagious credit crisis?
Yahoo Finance - 3/27/2015 3:45:07 PM
Major emerging markets (EMs) like Brazil and Russia could be at risk of a widespread credit crisis-that could impact the world's financial markets, experts warn. ING Investment Management ... the fundamentally weakest countries into deep economic and ...
US: Unrevised 4Q GDP Raises Questions on Trends in Private Investment
Forex Street - 3/27/2015 6:44:04 PM
Logic would dict ate that strong consumer demand (at least domestically) would encourage increased private investment, but this has not been the case. In real terms, gross private fixed investment ... impact on the corporate world, causing potentially ...
Brazil Economy: Country's Economy Expanded By 0.1 Percent in 2014, Analysts Say 2015 Will Be Difficult
The Latin Post - 3/27/2015 2:47:51 PM
Although it remains the world's seventh largest economy, last year the nation of Brazil very narrowly avoided experiencing an economic contraction, or a decline in gross domestic product ... the Latin American country’s new finance minister, Brazil ...
Deglobalization Redraws The Investment Map
Value Walk - 3/25/2015 4:01:48 PM
We expect the big winners to be countries ... research, investment advice or trade recommendations and do not necessarily represent the views of all AB portfolio-management teams. Hayden Briscoe (pictured) is Director of Asia-Pacific Fixed Income and ...
Pimco: The Investment Fallout of Global Easy Money
Barron's - 3/24/2015 7:52:03 PM
Lower oil prices and a wave of monetary policy accommodation in the rest of the world ... in terms of investment strategy is that this expectation is fully priced into global fixed income and equity markets. In the U.S. and in some other countries there ...
Brazil GDP Probably Shrank as Investment and Confidence Fall
Bloomberg - 3/24/2015 11:55:26 PM
(Bloomberg) -- Brazil’s economy probably contracted in the fourth quarter of last year as stagflation plagues the world ... of 2013. Gross debt climbed to 63.5 percent of GDP at year-end and has continued rising. Further hampering investment, interest ...
New Orleans World Trade Center: Four Seasons developer picked as top choice for city lease
The Times-Picayune - 3/24/2015 5:57:31 PM
A development team proposing a $364 million Four Seasons hotel and residences at the World Trade Center building ... One analysis included only the fixed rent being offered by developers -- not including percentages in gross sales and income from cultural ...
U.S. Capital Gain Rate Among World's Highest, But President Obama Wants More
Forbes - 3/25/2015 12:48:32 PM
There’s the 20% top gain rate, plus the 3.8% Affordable Care Act tax for those with adjusted gross ... rate in OECD countries is a low 18.4%. What’s more, nine OECD countries exempt capital gains entirely. The U.S. taxes savings and investment heavily ...
Raw quits BlackRock World Mining
City Wire - 3/20/2015 9:48:21 AM
Catherine Raw, the co-manager of BlackRock World Mining ... the value of their investment more than halve in the past three years: a modest cut in the management fee paid to BlackRock. From July the flat annual fee of 1.3% of gross assets will change ...
It’s Back-To-Normal Flight Schedule For West Africa’s Ebola Hit Countries
AFKinside - 3/26/2015 5:37:51 AM
investment and tourism devastated, according to the United Nations. In January, the World Bank said the three worst affected nations would lose more than $1.6 billion in lost output in 2015 alone, more than 12 percent of their combined gross domestic product.
Half-trillion-dollar green bond market, led by China, looks for a regulator
Environment Energy Publishing - 3/24/2015 11:55:26 PM
Then, after the first green bonds were released, the European Investment Bank and the World Bank, among other development banks ... according to CBI analysis. By country of origin, the United Kingdom ($58.5 billion), the United States ($51 billion ...
P&O Ports returns to business as ‘star pick’ DP World eyes new markets
theloadstar.co.uk - 3/25/2015 11:54:15 PM
The P&O Ports brand name is set to re-enter the maritime business after Dubai’s Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFZ) announced that it is to become a vehicle for the country’s investment ... was taken over by DP World in 2006.