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
Codelco halts world's largest open pit copper mine over strike
Mining - 7/29/2015 4:14:02 AM
A week-long strike by contract workers at world ... a $25 billion investment plan aimed to expand its decades-old flagship mines and search for new high-grade deposits. Copper, which accounts for 60% of Chile's exports and 15% of gross domestic product ...
Australia leans on TD-LTE for NBN fixed-wireless success
Mobile World Live - 7/28/2015 7:49:58 AM
Ovum said that NBN’s wholesale pricing allows the country’s retail operators to offer the lowest pricing per gigabyte per month in the world on a comparable network. Fletcher said he thinks this demonstrates the high quality of the fixed-wireless offering.
Explainer: key factors behind China’s investment rout
Financial Times - 7/29/2015 9:21:50 AM
A slump in Chinese investment ... do not add to the country’s productive capital stock. A cleaner measure of how much companies are investing in boosting their productive capacities — and therefore in their futures — is gross fixed capital formation ...
China Is a Special Developing Country
New York Times - 7/27/2015 10:10:08 PM
There’s no debate that China is a developing country, given its per capita gross domestic product ... Economic Cooperation leaders pledged to achieve free and open trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region by 2010 for developed members and 2020 ...
Countries with the most gross fixed investment
Mongabay - 1/24/2010 11:57:35 PM
This entry records total business spending on fixed assets, such as factories ... which provide the basis for future production. It is measured gross of the depreciation of the assets, i.e., it includes investment that merely replaces worn-out or scrapped ...
It’s been 10 years since China ended the yuan’s fixed exchange rate
Market Watch - 7/21/2015 1:53:11 AM
On July 21, 2005 Chinese monetary policy makers surprised the country’s trade partners by revaluing the yuan 2.1% higher against the dollar, ending a fixed exchange-rate ... first opened China to foreign investment. World leaders applauded the system ...
Allied World Lags Q2 Earnings on Higher Catastrophe Losses - Analyst Blog
NASDAQ - 7/23/2015 10:33:22 AM
Gross ... company's investment portfolio fell to 0.3% as of Jun 30, 2015 as against 1.4% recorded on June 14, 2014. The lower return was due to unrealized losses within the fixed income portfolio that, in turn, was caused by higher bond yields. Allied ...
World Bank Predicts Considerable Growth and Drop in Poverty Rate for Rwanda
Economy Watch - 7/20/2015 5:53:35 PM
Latest news about the state of the world economy ... garner help from the medium term investment. Although Rwanda’s gross domestic product (GDP) investment of 24% was a little above average for low/medium income countries, it was still mostly financed ...
Making sure ‘developing’ countries develop
Japan Times - 7/18/2015 11:29:25 AM
Yet these are the countries where international aid matters the most, where it is essential to build decent health and education systems and boost investment in agriculture and infrastructure. Addis Ababa won’t be a success unless the rich world commits ...
Tourism strong enough to expand Thai economy by 3 per cent
Asiaone Business - 7/29/2015 1:43:42 AM
Exports are predicted to pick up in the fourth quarter with the weaker baht while the process of private investment is still ongoing ... which affected commodities and agriculture prices. But other countries are facing a similar situation and Thailand ...
Despite uncertainty and volatility, China’s reforms could trigger six world-shaking changes, says AB
professionalplanner.com.au - 7/28/2015 2:42:09 AM
has enabled the country to lift more than 500 million people out of poverty.*” The paper, by Hayden Briscoe, Director—Asia-Pacific Fixed Income, Anthony Chan, Asian Sovereign Strategist—Global Fixed Income Research and Stuart Rae—Chief Investment ...
New development bank to rival World Bank, others
Punch - 7/22/2015 7:14:08 AM
Excluding South Africa, the four original BRIC countries comprise more than 40 per cent of the world’s population, a quarter of the world’s land area and more than 25 per cent of global gross domestic product. Kamath and Lou Jiwei, Chinese finance ...
Allied World Reports Decreases in Q2 Net and Operating Income
Insurance Journal - 7/22/2015 11:56:17 PM
Allied World listed the following operating results for the second quarter of 2015: • Gross premiums written ... in unrealized losses within the fixed income portfolio due to rising bond yields. • Net investment income increased 16.2 percent compared ...
Obama visits a rising Africa, but one plagued by economic woes
MSN - 7/25/2015 6:56:15 AM
Many Kenyans worry that another attack, particularly in the capital, could damage foreign investment, which nearly doubled last year but remains a small fraction of the country’s gross domestic ... It means people around the world will be looking at ...
Chinese stocks crash again, endangering world markets
commdiginews.com - 7/26/2015 11:58:42 PM
Coyote waterfall decline in the grossly overinflated Chinese stock market continued at a sickening pace Monday, dragging all other world stock markets right ... and pledged up to 10 percent of that country’s gross domestic product, an amount estimated ...