Fact sheets and updates

DTE Update, London, 4th March 2014

The London Mining Network, World Development Movement and other NGOs today repeated their calls for tougher regulation of extractive industry companies listing on the London Stock Exchange. They want new requirements for companies to meet standards on human rights, environment and climate before listing in London, and to meet much higher transparency standards.

Update by London Mining Network and Down to Earth

6 November 2013

A shorter version of this update appeared as an LMN press release on November 6th

Banks, mining companies and the communities that bear the brunt

University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY

A new report and three videos by the World Development Movement (WDM) follow a joint visit with DTE to Kalimantan to investigate the impacts of UK-financed coal-mining on the ground.

DTE Factsheet, May 2006

What is FDI?

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is an important feature of an increasingly globalised economic system. It occurs when a company based in one country makes a long-term investment in a company located in another country. The 'home country' company may gain partial or total control of the 'host country' company. The direct investor does this by purchasing an existing overseas enterprise, providing capital to start a new one or buying 10% or more of it.