Manufacturing FDI is suffering a global decline in 2012, with nearly half the number of projects recorded in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2011.
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In the first half of 2012, Asia-Pacific's transport sector witnessed its best first half on record, with more than 100 FDI projects recorded.
FDI project numbers are down in the first six months of 2012 when compared to the same period in 2011, with all regions recording decreases in their FDI inflows.
In 2008 more than 3000 jobs were created as a result of FDI in the German automotive original equipment manufacturing sector, but job creation has been in decline since.
Investment in Mexico is down in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
There has been a global decline in the number of ICT and internet infrastructure projects in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, with Asia-Pacific the only region to record an increase in project numbers in the period.
Figures from the first six months of 2012 show FDI into China slowing compared to the first six months of 2011, with a notable decline in the number of projects in Shanghai.
FDI into Middle East has remained relatively stable since the 2008 global downturn however, figures from the first six months of 2012 suggest that investment is starting to decline.
The first five months of 2012 have seen fewer German companies investing abroad, resulting in a significant decline in outward project numbers for the country.
FDI into Pakistan has slowed considerably in 2012, with just nine projects recorded in the country in 2012 so far.
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