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May Trade Newsletter & Final Registrations FDI Webinar (Closing Tomorrow!)

A new normal is here!

Without a doubt 2020 has a lot of twists and turns in store for global trade & investment.

Our May newsletter shares the top stories from the last few weeks as well as a final reminder to register for this weeks FREE Webinar: Asia Pacific High Value FDI, Trade & Investment Innovation Strategies For Economic Recovery

Join 500 participants from Governments, IPAs, Free Trade Zones, Site Selection & Industrial Advisory to discuss FDI, Trade & Investment recovery in Asia Pacific (Its FREE!!) Whats On The Agenda · Will the post crisis world have as many IPAs in the market? · How can IPAs create effective investment attraction strategies in uncertain times · How can IPAs and zones use virtual and online innovations to drive new lead generation? · What industries have greatest inbound value for the APAC region short term? · How can IPA’s and government agencies better collaborate to secure high value longer term investment? · 3 key take aways for investment promotion and attraction in the APAC region? VISIT EVENTBRITE TO REGISTER

The world’s best countries to invest in or do business in for 2020 have been revealed. The study analysed 80 countries according to business and investment environments. Corruption, freedom, workforce, investor protection, infrastructure, taxes, quality of life, red tape and technological readiness.

The World Trade Organization’s Director General, Roberto Azevêdo announced his resignation effective 31 August of this year. His tenure will end three years into his second four year term which was otherwise due to expire in 2021.

The time for economic recovery is here!

While current economic conditions are bleak, some forecasts for the upcoming recovery provide room for investor optimism.

According to the most recent forecast from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), it’s projected that the global economy will contract by 3% in 2020, followed by 5.8% growth in 2021.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has replaced the EU to emerge as China's largest trading partner in the first two months this year, customs data showed, as many Southeast Asian countries presented an unbreakable supply chain with China to secure trade despite external shockwaves like the coronavirus, experts noted.

From our partners at Site Selection Magazine we are pleased to share the top IPA's OF 2020. This is one of the very few rankings the magazine publishes based entirely on subjective input. The annual Top IPAs are selected by you, the corporate decision-makers and global site consultants who work with them day in and day out.

The Advanced Trade & Logistics Platform, ATLP, the Single Window of trade in Abu Dhabi aims to facilitate trade through sea, land, air, industrial and free zones, in addition to enhancing customer and stakeholder experience within the trade and logistics sectors.

A special issue of UNCTAD's Investment Policy Monitor presents the latest developments in national and international investment policies in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

KW Group can be your partners, an in-market extension of your local team.

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