James X. ZHAN
Director Investment and Enterprise Division UNCTAD
James Zhan is Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). He is also team leader of the UN annual World Investment Report and chief editor of the journal Transnational Corporations.
Mr. Zhan has 26 years of national and international experience in the areas of trade, investment, technology, business facilitation and enterprise development, including policy research, consensus-building among 190 member countries and technical assistance to over 150 governments.
Mr. Zhan is Global Agenda Council member of the World Economic Forum. He is also member of the Academic and Policy Advisory Board for the Centre of International Business and Management at CambridgeUniversity in the UK, and member of the Advisory Board for the International Investment Centre at ColumbiaUniversity in the USA. He holds a PhD in international economics, and was research fellow at OxfordUniversity. He has published extensively on trade and investment related economic and legal issues.
NEW DELHI—India’s government on Monday eased foreign-direct investment restrictions in several sectors to increase inflows, a move that also could pave the way for Apple Inc. to open its own stores in one of its main growth markets.
A surge in cross-border mergers and acquisitions boosted global foreign direct investment flows around the world last year to $1.76 trillion, the most since the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the United Nations said in a study.
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