Despite recording a decline in project numbers of nearly 10%, North America was still the top performing region for FDI in 2012.
It is often cited that the BRIC economies – Brazil, Russia, India and China – offer the best opportunities for growth. It would therefore follow that outward FDI flows from these countries are also expanding but only one of the so-called 'big four' appears in the top five countries in terms of outward FDI growth.
FDI into Nigeria has been on upward trajectory between 2010 and 2012, with this growth looking set to continue in 2013.
In line with a general downward trend in FDI, the financial services sector recorded a significant decrease in project numbers in February 2013 compared with March 2012.
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Officials across the US have found that their states' quick and efficient responses to major natural disasters serve as an effective promotion tool.
As expansions increase at the expense of greenfield investment, taking an existing partner for granted could become a costly mistake.
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