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
Economic Survey explains how gross fixed capital formation has nearly hit rock bottom
Economic Times - 2/28/2015 1:58:08 AM
is suffering from a classic case of "debt overhang" after an investment bubble funded by borrowings and the failure to commission such large investments in manufacturing, mining, power and infrastructure sectors has brought gross fixed capital formation to ...
The World Can’t Devalue Against Itself, Says Bill Gross
Value Walk - 3/2/2015 11:57:04 AM
Bill Gross has an important message for the world – but first he wants to let everyone know that if he could be a dog, it would be a Golden Retriever….. The rationale for a country intentionally ... in this month’s Investment Outlook.
Janus' Bill Gross warns on dangers of low interest rates
Reuters - 3/2/2015 3:24:39 PM
Central banks around the world, particularly in developed ... King" for his decades-long run of successful returns, Gross shocked fixed-income markets last year when he quit bond giant Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco) on Sept.
Bill Gross: Hunker Down for Global Currency War
Think Advisor - 3/2/2015 10:41:19 PM
Writing in his March investment outlook ... a move that Gross says, in a novel explanation “seldom” addressed by other analysts, is the reason the U.S. has led the world in global growth since the financial crisis. Likening the current period to ...
The 10 Most Innovative Countries In The World
Motley Fool UK - 3/3/2015 4:49:22 PM
It sure sounds great, but according to the Global Innovation Index 2014 — published by the Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World ... investment net inflows How much money flows into the country in the form of investments (as a percentage of GDP ...
Bill Gross Goes to the Dogs
The Wall Street Journal - 3/2/2015 8:39:37 PM
Bill Gross is going to the dogs. Literally. The Janus Capital money manager, whose monthly investment letters are famous for their ... pivots to the issue of negative interest rates. All the world’s major central banks have been pushing interest rates ...
Malawi: Economists Blame Investors As Malawi Remains World's Poorest
AllAfrica - 2/20/2015 6:32:29 AM
The World Bank recently ranked Malawi the poorest country in the world with 2.26 Gross Domestic Product per capital (GDP ... This is due to insufficient investment. The country's economy grows when new companies are formed in the country and they expand.
World economies : Romania
Dawn - 3/2/2015 2:24:24 AM
THE Romanian economy is one of the world’s fastest developing markets ... are likely to boost private investment. BULGARIA is one of the EU’s poorest countries. Its transition to democracy and a market economy after the collapse of communism has ...
Gross criticises race to keep interest rates low
Financial Times - 3/2/2015 7:06:34 PM
Veteran bond investor Bill Gross has criticised the world’s largest economies for conducting an “undeclared currency war”, saying that a drive to cut interest rates would hinder rather than help boost global growth. In his latest monthly investment ...
Is China Going to Be the World's Superpower Within a Few Short Decades?
Alter Net - 2/21/2015 11:56:24 PM
Internally, an immensely complex economic restructuring is underway as consumption overtakes investment as the main driver of economic development. At 46.7% of the gross domestic ... decades. The country still produces 80% of the world’s air conditioners ...
Prime Minister Abe Seeks to Link Japan's Security Policy to the Modern World
Economy Watch - 2/26/2015 7:04:09 PM
That statement offers a straight-forward apology and squarely acknowledges that Japan followed ‘a mistaken national policy…and, through its colonial rule and aggression, caused tremendous damage and suffering to the people of many countries ...
Nations rise with investment in education
Punch - 2/27/2015 1:09:13 AM
In its latest World in 2050 report, the company presents its economic growth projections for 32 of the largest economies in the world, accounting for around 84 per cent of global gross domestic ... takes in eight additional countries, six of which will ...
India to embark on rail investment splurge thanks to cheap oil
Reuters - 2/25/2015 1:07:25 PM
The world's fourth ... will plough money into investment in infrastructure needed to haul the economy out of a rut when it presents its first annual federal budget on Saturday. The separate rail budget - a relic of the country's British colonial past ...
Investors Who Held Nerve With Greece Reap World’s Best Bond Returns
Bloomberg - 2/25/2015 10:15:37 AM
(Bloomberg) -- Bondholders who held their nerve as Greece sparred with the euro region are being rewarded with a world-beating ... said Orlando Green, a fixed-income strategist at Credit Agricole SA’s corporate and investment banking unit in London.
World Bank urges Kenya to increase investments in health sector
Xinhua News Agency - 2/23/2015 11:18:15 PM
NAIROBI, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- The World Bank ... lack of serious investment in the health sector has serious implications for the country's urgent health care problems. "The lack of investment where only about 5 percent of the country's Gross Domestic ...