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Tourism faces minimum $1.2-trillion hit from virus – U.N.

Jul 01, 2020 - 11:55 PM

The world's tourism sector could lose $1.2 trillion due to the coronavirus pandemic – but that's not yet the worst-case scenario

HOLIDAY ISLAND. An aerial view shows the Akamas Peninsula along the western coast of Cyprus on May 31, 2020. Photo by Etienne Torbey/AFP

Virus crisis torpedoes foreign investment – U.N.

Jun 16, 2020 - 9:20 PM

The United Nations expects a 40% drop in global foreign direct investment in 2020

A boat sails at sunset, against the backdrop of Burj Khalifa and high rise buildings, in the Emirati city of Dubai, on May 27, 2020. - The Emirati authorities eased some of the restrictions that were put in place in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus, allowing some businesses to reopen. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

U.N. urges global debt deal to prevent 'disaster' in poorer countries

Apr 24, 2020 - 12:40 AM

The United Nations says around $1 trillion of debt owed by the hardest-hit developing countries should be forgiven

ECONOMIC SLUMP. A woman arranges dried fish at the deserted fish market in Rufisque, Senegal, on April 9, 2020. Photo by Seyllou/AFP

Pandemic will cut global investment flows more than feared – U.N.

Mar 27, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'It is now evident that pandemic mitigation efforts and lockdowns around the world will have devastating effects on all economies,' say United Nations economists

This aerial photo taken on March 10, 2020 shows an empty street in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. - China said on March 10 the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak Hubei would relax travel restrictions to allow healthy people to move within the hard-hit province. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Coronavirus crisis could cost world up to $2 trillion – U.N.

Mar 10, 2020 - 3:30 AM

Loss of consumer and investor confidence, a slowdown of global demand, swelling debt, and widespread market anxiety are just some of the issues clouding the global economic horizon

This photo taken on February 20, 2020 shows two staff members crossing an empty road as they deliver vegetables to a hospital in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province. - The death toll in China from the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic rose to 2,236 on February 21 after 118 more people died, most of them in the hard-hit epicentre province of Hubei, the government said. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Coronavirus outbreak will slash global investment flows – U.N.

Mar 09, 2020 - 9:30 PM

United Nations economists warn that regardless of how quickly the coronavirus outbreak lasts, it would significantly drag down global foreign direct investments

INVESTMENTS. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas says the Philippines got higher foreign direct investments in February 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

Chinese virus-related slump to slash $50 billion in global exports – U.N.

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:55 AM

United Nations economists say manufacturing disruptions in China are 'expected to have repercussions elsewhere through regional and global value chains'

MANUFACTURING. Workers produce desks at a factory in Nantong in China's eastern Jiangsu province on September 4, 2019. File photo by AFP

U.N. calls for 'Global Green New Deal' to boost world economy

Sep 26, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The United Nations says countries must enable trillions of dollars in public sector investments to help reboot the global economy and counter climate change

Multinationals book more income in Bermuda than China – UN

May 04, 2016 - 11:10 AM

How is it possible that in Bermuda you have more profit declared than in China? says an UNCTAD official

epa05280947 A photograph made available on 28 April 2016 showing numerous national flags lining the front lawn of the Palais des Nations, which houses the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 27 April 2016. EPA/MARTIAL TREZZINI

PH in top 10 East, Southeast Asian economies with highest FDI

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:54 PM

The country however still lags behind many of its regional neighbors that recorded highest number of foreign investments last year the United Nations Conference of Trade and Development report shows

PH FDIs lagging behind peers

Jun 26, 2013 - 4:15 PM

The Philippines was able to attract more foreign direct investments in 2012 but the country still lagged behind most of its Southeast Asian peers

STILL BEHIND. Investment flows in the country increased by 54% but the country still remain a laggard compared to other ASEAN countries. Photo by Lean Santos/Rappler

FDI flows into PH one of fastest growing in Asean

Jan 24, 2013 - 3:59 PM

The US 1 5 billion foreign direct investments that flowed into the Philippines in 2012 is one of lowest in region but among the fastest growing at 15 5 Unctad data shows

FDI into Philippines up 10.6% in Jan-June - UNCTAD

Oct 24, 2012 - 1:09 AM

Foreign Direct Investments that flowed into the Philippines increased by 10 6 in the January to June period this year says UNCTAD