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
Bond ETFs In A Post-Gross World
Seeking Alpha - 10/14/2014 9:19:47 AM
Bill Gross' surprise departure from his highly visible role at the helm of the world's largest bond mutual fund and its cousin ETF has sent ripples throughout the fixed income investment world. While the impact of Gross' departure from his long time ...
Terrorism: A Threat to Foreign Direct Investment
econintersect.com - 10/20/2014 1:27:23 AM
Terrorism around the world is a problem for foreign direct investment (FDI). For example ... that these reductions amounted to 7.6 percent and 34.8 percent of annual gross fixed capital formation for Spain and Greece, respectively. Clearly, this means ...
Latin America infrastructure needs more investment
China Daily - 10/20/2014 4:33:30 AM
The figure of 6.2 percent of gross domestic product comes from applying the investment trajectory to expected infrastructure needs, and it assumes that the historic pattern of country investments will be repeated. As such, it is an approximation and not a ...
China investment to pick up, can meet 2014 economic growth target - planner
Reuters - 10/14/2014 6:27:59 AM
Fixed-asset investment, a crucial driver of the world's second-biggest economy that contributed ... September industrial output and retail sales readings and third-quarter gross domestic product on Oct 21. Annual economic growth likely slowed to 7.3 ...
World Bank suggests economic drain if Ebola spreads into neighbouring African countries
The Economic Times - 10/15/2014 12:43:12 AM
Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, was seen wearing a button that read: "Isolate Ebola, Not Countries ... chief investment officer of Cumberland Advisors, wrote in a report late last week, addressing the potential fallout on gross domestic ...
Why public investment really is a free lunch
Financial Times - 10/6/2014 2:08:27 PM
The International Monetary Fund has long been a stalwart advocate of austerity as the route out of financial crisis, and every year it chastises dozens of countries ... infrastructure investment, and not just in the US but much of the world.
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 ...
ADB lauds Pakistan’s economy; GDP up 4.1%, agri growth slips to 2.1%
customstoday.com.pk - 10/20/2014 2:24:39 AM
The contribution of investment was a low 0.2 percentage points. A 0.5% increase in gross fixed capital formation came from a 17.3% expansion in general government investment, as private and public enterprise investment fell by 2.6%. The ratio of fixed ...
China overseas investment almost doubles in September: Govt
AsiaOne - 10/16/2014 9:10:16 AM
China has been actively acquiring foreign assets, particularly energy and resources, to power the world's ... from destination countries -- along with policy support from Beijing and foreign governments. "We believe China's overseas investment and ...
India, China to be largest investors in 2030: World Bank
Rediff India Abroad - 6/4/2013 7:13:23 AM
China and India will be the largest investors among developing countries in 2030, accounting for 38 per cent of the global gross investment, says a World Bank report released on Monday. The two countries will also account for almost half the global ...
The most corrupt countries in the world
USA Today - 7/14/2013 7:01:44 AM
More than half of the world's population believes corruption in the public sector is a very serious problem. Liberia and Mongolia are the two most corrupt countries ... unpopular in much of the country yet provide direct investment and jobs.
Developing countries to dominate global saving and investment, but the poor will not necessarily share the benefits, says report
The World Bank - 5/15/2013 11:57:47 PM
In less than a generation, global saving and investment will be dominated by the developing world, says the ... investors among developing countries, with the two countries combined representing 38 percent of the global gross investment in 2030, and ...
India became third largest economy in 2011: World Bank
The Hindu - 4/30/2014 6:50:04 PM
In a matter of six years, India emerged as the world’s third-largest economy in 2011 from being the tenth ... China now has the largest share of the world’s expenditure for investment (gross fixed capital formation) followed by the US at 13 per cent.
The Most Educated Countries in the World
Yahoo Finance - 10/16/2013 5:06:05 PM
ALSO READ: America's Worst Companies to Work For The most educated ... in the world. Based on the performance of Finland’s secondary school students on international tests, the country has a very effective education system. Finland’s investment in ...
The US Spends Pathetically Little On Infrastructure Compared To The Rest Of The Civilized World
The Business Insider - 8/20/2013 5:37:53 PM
"Even Eurozone countries like Spain, Italy, and France have higher levels of spending, as does Japan at 21.2% of GDP is spending." Lee's definition of fixed investment comes from the CIA which "records total business spending on fixed assets, such as ...