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Review of ISDS cases and awards in 2017 now available

UNCTAD's annual ISDS review contains an overview of treaty-based cases initiated in the past year, overall case outcomes and an in-depth analysis of arbitral decisions.

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UNCTAD World Investment Report out now

Global foreign direct investment flows fell sharply in 2017. Negative trend is sign of slowdown in international production and global value chains, Report reveals.

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IIA Issues Note reviews developments in international investment policymaking

Investment treaty making has reached a turning point. The number of new international investment agreements concluded in 2017 was the lowest since 1983.

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19th Investment Policy Monitor out now

The Monitor finds that 22 countries took 32 investment policy measures between November 2017 and February 2018. The share of investment restrictions and regulations increased to 29 percent. Compared to the annual figures in recent years, this records the highest ratio since 2010.

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UNCTAD's Reform Package for the International Investment Regime

UNCTAD's latest publication offers a comprehensive package for reforming the international investment regime.

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18th Investment Policy Monitor out now

The Monitor finds that 38 countries took 60 investment policy measures between May and October 2017. The share of liberalisation, promotion and facilitation measures reached 78

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IIA Issues Note: Improving Investment Dispute Settlement: UNCTAD's Policy Tools

This IIA Issues Note provides an overview of UNCTAD’s policy tools for reforming investment dispute settlement.

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Eighteenth Report on G20 Investment Measures

The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report indicates that policy measures taken by G20 Members were mostly geared towards greater openness for foreign investment.

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Special Update on Investor-State Arbitrations: Facts and Figures

This IIA Issues Note on investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) presents ISDS facts and figures as of 31 July 2017.

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Investment Policy Review of South-East Europe available online

The Investment Policy Review of South-East Europe is the first regional IPR undertaken by UNCTAD.

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Out now: 17th Report on G20 Investment Measures

The joint UNCTAD-OECD Report indicates that, for the first time in years, the regular inventory of G20 Members' investment policy measures records a relatively greater

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What do services rules really cover?

UNCTAD has just released a Special Issue of its Investment Trends Monitor, a research note on Investment and Trade in Services.

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IIA Issues Note on Phase 2 of IIA Reform Released

This IIA Issues Note sets out and discusses 10 policy options for reforming old-generation IIAs.

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Review of Investor-State Arbitrations in 2016 Launched

The IIA Issues Note reviews developments in treaty-based investor-State dispute settlement in 2016. In 2016, investors initiated 62 new cases pursuant to IIAs.

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Special Issue IPM on promoting investment in the digital economy

UNCTAD’s Special Issue of the Investment Policy Monitor shows that, even though promoting investment in the digital economy is a priority for almost all countries, there

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17th Investment Policy Monitor Out Now

The Monitor finds that 33 countries took 49 investment policy measures between October 2016 and February 2017. Most of them improved

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New reports on the implementation of IPRs

Find the Reports on the Implementation of the IPRs of Benin, Botswana and the Dominican Republic on the Investment Policy Hub.

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UNCTAD presents review of policy practices in investment facilitation

The review of investment facilitation measures finds that such measures are rarely found in national and international investment policies

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ITN Review of UNCTAD's 2016 High-level IIA Conference, by James Zhan and Diana Rosert

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Investment Laws: A Widespread Tool for the Promotion and Regulation of Foreign Investment

For many countries investments laws are a core policy tool to promote and regulate investment. Despite their importance, they have so far received relatively little attention

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Sixteenth UNCTAD-OECD Report on G20 Investment Measures released

The joint Report indicates that, overall, G20 Members have refrained from raising new barriers to investment as reiterated in their commitment at the Hangzhou summit.

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16th Investment Policy Monitor Out Now

Keep up with the newest developments in investment policymaking – 6 new IIAs and 53 new national policy measures in the past five and a half months.

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UNCTAD's Road Map for IIA Reform of Investment Dispute Settlement

An article by Joerg Weber and Catharine Titi, highlights two policy options for improved investment dispute settlement

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UNCTAD updates its Global Action Menu for Investment Facilitation

The Action Menu is widely welcomed, strongly supported by the investment-development community, and endorsed by policymakers worldwide.

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ASEAN Investment Report 2016: Foreign Direct Investment and MSME Linkages

The “ASEAN Investment Report 2016: Foreign Direct Investment and MSME Linkages” was launched at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2016 in Vientiane.

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