India amongst top five economies with highest investment commitments in 2014 : World Bank

According to World Bank’s ‘Private Participation in Infrastructure’ database, India is amongst the top five countries with the highest investment commitments in 2014 including Brazil , Turkey , Peru and Colombia . These five countries together have attracted US$78bn, representing 73% of the investment commitments in the developing world in 2014.The total infrastructure investments in 139 emerging economies  for projects with private participation in the energy, transport and water sectors , rose to US$107.5bn in 2014.

The increase in the total global investment commitments is mainly due to increasing activity in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region, which captured US$69.1bn, much of which is attributable to investment commitments in Brazil , Colombia and Peru , which together accounted for 55% of the global total.

The database revealed that 2014 was the year with the fourth highest level of investment commitments ever recorded, exceeding only by levels seen from 2010 through 2012. In addition to noting the many increases in 2014, the data also revealed investment commitments declines in China and India . Investment commitments in India declined in 2014 to US$6.2bn and in China to US$2.5bn, its lowest level since 2010.

At regional level, Latin American countries led the other regions, followed by Europe and Central Asia (ECA); East Asia and Pacific (EAP); South Asia (SAR); and the Middle East and North Africa (MNA). Sub-Saharan Africa (AFR) experienced the lowest amount of investment.  The Middle East and North Africa (MNA) region, which had a much smaller total of commitments of US$3.3bn, also saw increases compared to the previous year.


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