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More projects, fewer jobs created for IBM in 2012

In 2012, US-based technology company IBM recorded a year-on-year increase in project numbers, but the number of jobs created as a result of the company's investments was down.

TEASER-Best of 2012 - data reveals top FDI performers compared with 2011

Best of 2012: data reveals top FDI performers compared with 2011

Despite a global decrease in FDI in 2012, there were certain hot-spots across the world that showed impressive growth.

Growing investment in the Irish software sector

There has been a growing number of FDI projects in the Irish software sector since 2003, with US-based firms leading the way.

Barcelona defies Spain's decline in FDI

While FDI into Spain has decreased in the first nine months of 2012, compared to the same period in 2011, Barcelona has experienced a significant increase in FDI in this period.

Month-on-month decline in FDI project numbers in the US

There were fewer FDI projects recorded in the US in September 2012, compared to the previous month. But total capital expenditure was up.

Myanmar witnesses FDI increase following political reforms

As Myanmar's international relations continue to improve so too do its FDI prospects, with year on year increases in project numbers since its 2010 government elections.

Finland's financial services sector witnesses FDI decline

FDI into Finland's financial services sector has declined substantially since a peak in capital expenditure in 2006.

Polish FDI increases in 2012

Polish FDI increases in 2012

In stark contrast with the global decline in FDI, the number of FDI projects in Poland has increased in the first half of 2012, when compared to the same period in 2011.

Belgium FDI in a downward spiral

Since a peak in 2008, FDI into Belgium has witnessed a significant decline.

Manufacturing sector witnesses global decrease in 2012

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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