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
GM’s nemesis returns: Japan restarts its investment activities
Market Realist - 4/16/2014 5:04:59 PM
This article examines the trend in capital formation in Japan, and considers the future prospects for a sustainable turnaround in investment ... supports a 2014 equity rally in Japan. What is gross fixed capital formation and why is it important?
An overall investment growth supports Japan’s economy and Toyota
Market Realist - 4/18/2014 2:03:39 PM
As with fixed capital formation ... Japan is seeing gross capital formation growth rates surpass levels unseen since 1996. The below graph reflects the historical net shrinkage of investment and capital base of Japan. However, there is plenty of room ...
New GDP figures’ll attract FDI, foreign portfolio investment
Vanguard - 4/17/2014 2:33:29 PM
T he new Gross Domestic ... rebasing has placed the country as the biggest economy in Africa. Nigeria’s GDP, which placed the country as Africa’s largest economy, has exposed the country’s investment potential to the world.” He added that the ...
Pimco alumni reshape SoCal's investment community
Orange County Register - 4/18/2014 5:24:05 PM
That was when Velicer decided to leave it all – the six- to seven-figure compensation, brilliant co-workers and the firm’s access to leaders of foreign countries ... investment track record. In 2010, co-founder Bill Gross was named fixed-income ...
World – PageGroup’s Q1 reports organic gross profit growth across all regions
Staffing Industry Analysts - 4/15/2014 10:25:19 AM
Across Asia Pacific, the company reported gross profit of £23 million, equating to growth in constant currency of +1.2%. Taken separately, Asia grew by +9% in constant currency, with growth in all countries ... all saw increased investment in the first ...
Countries with the most gross fixed investment
News.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 ...
China's foreign investment up
Iafrica - 4/17/2014 8:28:24 AM
Foreign investment into China rebounded in 2013 to $117.59-billion as confidence in the country's growth potential picked up, but the forecast this year is for slowing expansion in gross domestic product (GDP). China announced on Wednesday that GDP grew 7 ...
GDP Rebasing Will Attract Investors To Nigeria, Says World Bank Chief Economist
Leadership - 4/13/2014 9:37:34 AM
It would be recalled that the rebasing of Nigeria’s nominal Gross Domestic ... of South Africa. The World Bank chief economist then said “Nigeria’s GDP, which placed the country as Africa’s largest economy, has exposed its investment potential ...
Turkey and World Bank Group Reinforce Cooperation on Improving Islamic Finance and the Country’s Investment Climate
The World Bank - 10/30/2013 6:58:20 PM
Turkey joined the World Bank in 1947. Today, the Bank’s portfolio is concentrated and strategically focused, with 11 investment projects and US ... Turkey is MIGA’s 8th largest country by gross exposure, representing about 4.2 percent of MIGA’s ...
Developing countries to dominate global saving and investment, but the poor will not necessarily share the benefits, says report
The World Bank - 5/14/2013 11:58:58 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 ...
World's best economies
CNN Money - 8/13/2012 12:27:27 PM
Fueled by a surge in mining activity, the country's gross domestic product grew by 17.3% in 2011 and is on track for another big gain in 2012. Mongolia also leads the world in investment, which registers at 63.6% of its GDP -- by far the highest in the world.
Economist: World's plutocrats have stashed at least $4.5 trillion in offshore tax havens
Daily Kos - 4/15/2014 5:41:58 PM
Bud Purdy was so revered in Idaho that even a bunch of Republicans pay tribute to him. Being a Westerner and the daughter and granddaughter of cattle ranchers, I think it's about time that the non-...
India, China to be largest investors in 2030: World Bank
Rediff - 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 US Spends Pathetically Little On Infrastructure Compared To The Rest Of The Civilized World
The Business Insider - 8/20/2013 9:34:07 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 ...