Trends in private investment in developing countries : Statistics for 1970-96

Private investment in developing countries continued its upward trend in 1996, the most recent year for which data exist, on an unweighted average basis. Public investment rates continued a decline that began in the early 1980s. The largest increases in private investment between 1995 and 1996 occur...

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Main Author: Glen, Jack D.
Other Authors: Sumlinski, Mariusz A.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C The World Bank 1998, 1998
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Collection: World Bank E-Library Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Private investment in developing countries continued its upward trend in 1996, the most recent year for which data exist, on an unweighted average basis. Public investment rates continued a decline that began in the early 1980s. The largest increases in private investment between 1995 and 1996 occurred in Malawi, Mauritania, Benin, Papua New Guinea, and Bolivia, suggesting that the private firms in some of the world's poorest countries are showing a strong supply response. This year's edition includes statistics for four major Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) countries for comparison with developing country trends. It also includes a discussion of domestic capital markets in financing private investment; even though stock and bond markets have grown at a rapid rate, they play only a minor role in financing investment in the developing countries where banks are a more important source of financing
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (1 online resource (30 p.))
ISBN:0821342320
9780821342329