The number of companies establishing headquarters in Hong Kong decreased dramatically between January 2009 and August 2014.
fDi Intelligence identifies the latest data trends driving crossborder greenfield investment
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Data from the period between January 2011 and December 2013 shows that FDI into North America's alternative and renewable energy sector has declined in recent years.
Australia is becoming a prime destination for investment, according to the latest FDI data.
Investment into Thailand's industrial machinery, equipment and tools sector is starting to pick up, following a period of dwindling investment.
Following two consecutive years of declining investment, FDI into the Gulf Co-operation Council appears to be making a recovery in 2014.
Year-on-year increases in inward FDI have been recorded in the Australian software and IT services sector between 2009 and 2013, and figures from the first six months of 2014 suggest that this trend is set to continue.
FDI into Asia's automotive original equipment manufacturer sector is in decline, following a downward trend that started in 2012.
Investment into Syria has evaporated altogether as the civil war takes its toll on investor confidence.
FDI into western Europe has waned, with capital expenditure down between March and May 2014.
Investment from Japan-based companies into Mexico showed a steady increase between January 2009 and December 2013.
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