Dear Members of the World Investment Network (WIN), It is my pleasure to share with you UNCTAD's new product, Bilateral FDI Statistics publication. Sound FDI data is an essential tool for research and policy analysis, and a basis for policy formulation, implementation and assessment. The current publication is a major effort by UNCTAD to fill an important gap in FDI statistics. UNCTAD's Bilateral FDI Statistics provides up-to-date and systematic FDI data for 206 economies around the world, covering inflows (table 1), outflows (table 2), inward stock (table 3) and outward stock (table 4) by region and economy. This publication will be updated every year, and will be complemented with sectoral/industrial FDI statistics that will be published separately. It is hoped that this FDI data series will become a standard reference for policy-makers, as well as for academia, the private sector, and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. To review and present internationally comparable national data on FDI, it is essential to harmonize country statistics in accordance with internationally accepted definitions at all levels: national, regional and global. To complement efforts in publishing FDI statistics, UNCTAD also provides technical assistance to support national efforts in providing reliable and comparable FDI data. Readers are encouraged to use the data in this publication for non-commercial purposes, provided acknowledgement is explicitly given to UNCTAD, together with the reference to this publication. For the latest issue of the Global Investment Trends Monitor and the UNCTAD Investment Policy Monitor, please click here. For the latest World Investment Report, please click here. Please note that the UNCTAD World Investment Forum 2014 will take place in Geneva, 13-16 October 2014. James Zhan Director Investment & Enterprise Division United Nations Conference on Trade & Development Palais des Nations, Geneva Tel: +41 22 9175797 www.unctad.org/diae ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.