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South Africa enjoys record year for FDI

South Africa had its best year ever for FDI in 2011, attracting more than 150 projects for the first time, and is on course for another record-breaking year in 2012.

Communications FDI into Latam and the Caribbean up 72% in 2011

Communications sector projects entering Latin America and the Caribbean rose to 112 in 2011.

Software companies get funding boost to aid expansion

Funding directed towards software companies has shown a marked increase in 2012 so far, with creative industries being the chief beneficiary.

Zambia experiences large FDI increase for 2011

The levels of FDI into Zambia increased markedly in 2011 compared to the previous year, according to data supplied by fDi Markets.

European FDI into China slows

China experiences worst quarterly European FDI results since 2003.

FDI into Ireland, Greece and Portugal before and after the EU bailout

Ireland, Portugal and Greece have had varying levels of success in attracting FDI since their EU bailouts.

Record number of projects in Benelux financial services sector in 2011

With 34 projects recorded in 2011, Benelux's financial services sector is staging a recovery.

FDI into Angola continues downward trajectory in 2011

Inward foreign investment levels in Angola decreased for the third  year in a row in 2011, thanks in part to dwindling investment in the  coal, oil and natural gas sector.

Software and IT services gains ground in the US

The US software and IT services sector witnessed more than double the number of FDI projects in 2011 compared to 2010, but the sector still trails behind the US business services and financial services sectors.

Mixed results for Scandinavian FDI in 2011

Denmark registered a decrease in FDI project numbers in 2011, while Sweden and Norway both saw increases.

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