Property in cities such as Tokyo and Nagasaki are increasingly attractive to Chinese investors, who are lured by solid returns and Japan’s strong rule of law. However, political tensions are inhibiting the market's potential for growth.
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Investor sentiment towards Switzerland may have soured since the country voted against allowing mass immigration in 2014, but research shows that returns on investment in the country are still higher than elsewhere in Europe.
The logistics industry is taking a downbeat view of China, while India is now seen as the country with the most potential for growth.
A speech by Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley urged investors to assist the country in its infrastructure growth plans.
The slump in oil prices means the Russian government has little choice but to make deep cuts to balance its budgets
Higher inflows to developed nations are behind the increase in global FDI, with the US and the European Union taking top position.
A continuation of global instability is being forecast by business consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.
As part of a wider drive to open up its economy to foreign investment, Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to privatise its airports.
The opening of Angola's first steel mill represents not only the largest foreign investment in the country, but also ends the country's reliance on importing steel.
Statistics from the International Monetary Fund show that Turkish economic growth looks set to continue worsening.
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