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
London stocks jolted lower by China market rout
Inside Fidelity - 11/27/2015 9:21:30 AM
Separately, Chinese data showed profit made by industrial companies in the country fell ... Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss. Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges ...
Should the world's poorest countries be allowed to continue copying patent-protected drugs?
Medical Xpress - 11/25/2015 11:32:43 AM
In 2011, about 9.7m people in these countries were living with HIV. Many of the drugs that treat these diseases are still under patent protection. Drug patents last for 20 years and allow drugs companies time to recoup their investment into research and ...
The Least Developed Countries Report 2015
ReliefWeb - 11/25/2015 6:49:22 PM
The report also invokes the principle that “to will the ends is to will the means” in calling for donors to meet their long-standing commitment to provide 0.7 per cent of their gross ... investment, UNCTAD’s The Least Developed Countries Report ...
Refugee influx to boost economic output of the receiving countries
Economic Times - 11/27/2015 2:04:50 AM
initial assessments of their economic impact on receiving countries are coming in: The influx is good for growth. A new Bloomberg survey of economists predicts that Germany, the biggest recipient of Syrian asylum seekers in the western world, will get a 0 ...
OECD Report Ranks Israel Among Highest-Educated Countries in Developed World
The Algemeiner - 11/25/2015 6:39:14 AM
JNS.org – Israel has one of the highest-educated populations of any country in the developed world ... countries to increase its investment in education even during the global financial crisis, devoting 6.5 percent of its gross domestic product to ...
Kenya Ranked Among Top Ten Countries in Renewable Energy Investments
AllAfrica - 11/24/2015 6:47:34 AM
Kenya has been ranked among the top ten countries ... investment destination. According to the report, the progress in 2014 was achieved despite a number of countries such as Brazil, South Africa and China recording slow economic growth rates. Average ...
China increases R&D investment, still lags behind developed countries
ECNS - 11/24/2015 12:49:39 AM
China's investment ... of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), marking its second straight year above the 2-percent mark. With R&D spending at 1 trillion yuan, enterprises were the biggest contributor, the report shows. Despite being the world's ...
Investment Opportunities in India Being Fueled by Middle Class Growth
Wealth Management - 11/19/2015 6:27:51 PM
India is expected to have the fastest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate among emerging market countries over the foreseeable future ... India is projected to account for 10 percent of the world’s middle class and then to jump to 12 percent ...
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 ...
India’s mobile industry to add 734 million mobile subscribers, contribute Rs 14 lakh crore by 2020: GSMA
Voice & Data - 11/28/2015 10:10:25 AM
The new report, ‘The Mobile Economy: India 2015’, finds that 13 per cent of the world’s mobile subscribers reside ... Due to the relative lack of fixed-line infrastructure in the country, mobile is already the dominant platform for internet access.
Belgian media hails China's investment in green energy as "new dynamic" in climate change talks
Xinhua News Agency - 11/28/2015 12:44:55 AM
"Five years ago, the EU was the world leader for investment in renewable energy ... Beijing has also pledged to reduce the carbon intensity (C02 emissions per unit of gross domestic product) by 60 percent to 65 percent compared to 2005.
Wall Street Journal - 11/24/2015 1:42:45 PM
Authorities have declined to call it an act of terrorism out of apparent fear that it would hurt the country ... investment was down 0.3%. Exports rose 0.2%, but imports jumped 1.1% from the previous quarter, a sign of robust domestic demand. Germany’s ...
Fixed broadband provision declines in Brazil
ZDNet - 11/24/2015 11:58:22 PM
The levels of quality of service and general customer satisfaction related to fixed broadband provision in the first ... has previously expressed that it understands that investment in the country's Internet infrastructure is crucial to overall development.
S&P Capital IQ And SNL Finds That Risk Exposure Exceeds 75% Of World Gross Domestic Product At Global Systematically Important Banks (G-SIBs)
The Street - 11/25/2015 9:59:40 AM
SNL's report shows that the world's 30 G-SIBs have $59.759 trillion in exposures; the top 20 banks account for 83% of that total. Further, total exposures among G-SIBs are particularly concentrated geographically. Just five countries are home to the ...
Asean to be world’s 4th largest market by 2050
The Rakyat Post - 11/20/2015 11:24:20 AM
Asean is expected to be the fourth largest market in the world by 2050 ... in free flow of investment and capital and freer movement of skilled labour. He called for the removal of non-tariff barriers and measures amongst Asean countries and a better ...