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  • Tax Breaks Now Law - WA#31
    Tax Breaks Now Law - WA#31
  • Most foreign investment in Ecuador comes from capital stock, a small part in reinvested profits. Assets/Liabilities with investors tend to be mainly liabilities. Note how foreign investment has been falling in recent years. For more on private investment, both national and foreign, see WA#30. (WA#31)

  • The capital formation to GDP ratio peaked in 2012-2014, a 27% or above, given high public sector investment almost 16% in 2013-14. Public sector investment sagged since, to 11.4% in 2016. Private investment was crowded out by public spending. Last year, total capital formation was 25.4% of GDP, a slight recovery from 2016, lowest for the decade. Private investment must step up if capital formation is going to rise. (WA#30)

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