The Asia Pacific Economic Development, FDI, Trade & Investment Community
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As part of this month’s newsletter, it is with great pleasure that we announce our partnership with the UNESCAP Trade, Investment & Innovation team to host two significant events in the coming months. These events will serve as dynamic platforms, bringing together key stakeholders from the Asia Pacific FDI, Trade, Investment & Economic Development Community, including Investors, Private Sector Business Leaders, Investment Promotion Agencies, Governments, International Organizations, Business Councils, and Chambers. For details on attending feel free to contact me at the details below.
ASEAN Investment Summit, 2nd September in Jakarta, is a collaborative effort between UN ESCAP, the ASEAN Secretariat, the Ministry of Investment of Indonesia, and the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA). This Investment Forum aims to showcase the current investment opportunities in ASEAN to foreign direct investors, ultimately contributing to inclusive and sustainable development.
United Nations Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum, Xiamen, China, part of CIFIT, 9th September. This forum, co-organized by UN ESCAP, WAIPA, and the World Economic Forum, is dedicated to boosting foreign direct investment in the digital economy for sustainable development. By exploring innovative approaches, this event will pave the way for exciting opportunities and collaborations within the region.
FREE REPORT: FDI Innovation Report "The New Laws of FDI Attraction" Launched by WAIPA & OCO Global - Data from 74 Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) worldwide, providing insights into their strategies for addressing global changes and challenges that affect the attraction and targeting of Foreign Direct Investment projects.
ASIA PACIFIC COMMUNITY NEWS: Our summary of the top stories for the economic development, FDI, trade & investment community
ADB & IMF: ‘Developing’ Asia Will Lead The World In Economic Growth - Assessments of Southeast Asia’s economic outlook published by the Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund in 2023 find reasons for optimism.
FDI in AI – What are the Global Trends? - There has been a massive surge in AI-related FDI, from 369 projects in 2021 to 660 projects in 2022, but what (and where) is driving this rise? Elizabeth Cooke, GlobalData
Home-Grown Talent Essential for Investment Promotion - Fierce competition for highly skilled talent from abroad adds weight to domestic programs, Dr Martin Kaspar, fDi Intelligence.
How Is Climate Change Risk Affecting FDI Inflows? - New research is examining multinationals’ investment decisions amid increasing climate risk and the vulnerability of FDI in a changing world.
World Bank: The Elusive Link Between FDI & Economic Growth - The relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth is unstable and varies over time, according to a recent paper by the World Bank.
Indonesia’s Digital Success Deserves More Attention - India and China get the plaudits, but Indonesia is also taking impressive digital strides capitalizing on local talent.
RESOURCES & REPORTS: Our monthly summary of the key resources and reports that matter.
· fDi Intelligence Report 2023: FDI Into APAC Grew 65% In 2022 - FDI into the Asia-Pacific region grew in 2022, with the region seeing a 65% increase in capital expenditure from 2021, reaching $279.7bn.
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Warm Regards, Andrew Keable
Managing Partner, KW Group, Senior Regional Advisor Asia Pacific, World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA)