Though there are pockets of optimism in various regions and countries, the overall tone of PWC's Global CEO Survey for 2015 is a pessimistic one.
Global trade is slowing down, according to a study by the World Bank, hit by shifting trade patterns, low interest rates and soft commodity prices.
There was a record number of mergers and acquisitions in the medical device industry in 2014, according to a report by consulting firm, GlobalData.
FDI inflows into western Europe's business services sector has followed a downward trend between 2012 and 2014.
The latest International Trade Monitor survey by Western Union Business Solutions finds an increase in confidence among UK-based small and medium-sized businesses, which will see them increasingly look at opportunities abroad.
An annual report by international tax advisory network, Taxand, highlights a number of significant changes that have transformed the global tax landscape.
UK-based investment into the Australian software and IT services sector increased steadily between 2012 and 2014.
The UK's research and development sector has received a massive boost with the announcement that the government has allocated an extra £5.9bn of funding to the sector.
The Infinity Park enterprise zone in Derby has been granted enterprise zone status, which is expected to boost its attractiveness to investors.
The Dutch minister for foreign trade and development co-operation, Lilianne Ploumen, talks about competition, complacency and why partnering with developing countries is a win-win situation.
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