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FDI into Mozambique on the rise in 2011

After a difficult year in 2009, FDI into Mozambique looks to be recovering in 2011, with nearly $10bn invested in 29 projects.

Asia-Pacific outperforms Latam for automotive OEM FDI

FDI into the Asia-Pacific automotive OEM and automotive components sectors far outweighs investment into the Latin American automotive industry, with nearly three times as many projects.

Manufacturing FDI looks beyond China towards rest of Asia-Pacific

China has long been the most popular destination for FDI in the  Asia-Pacific manufacturing sector. However, figures from 2011 show that  interest in the country is dwindling, as new destinations such as India,  Vietnam and Indonesia are attracting record numbers of projects in  their growing manufacturing sectors.

FDI into Tunisia on a downward spiral

The level of FDI into Tunisia has been in decline since 2008, with figures for the first 11 months of 2011 offering little hope of a recovery.

China overtakes Spain as top destination for retail FDI projects

In the first 11 months of 2011, China was the number one destination  country for FDI retail projects, following a significant 40% decrease in  the number of projects in Spain, the number one destination country for  retail in 2010.

State Bank of Pakistan announces FDI decline in the country

Data from both the State Bank of Pakistan and fDi Markets shows that FDI into Pakistan is in decline. But there is hope, with plans in the pipeline for large investments from companies in South Korea and China. 

Industrial machinery, equipment and tools tops 2011 inward FDI sector tables in Brazil

For eight years, software and IT services has been the most popular sector for inward FDI in Brazil. This changed in 2011, however, when the industrial machinery, equipment and tools sector recorded a record number of projects.

China defies downward coal, oil and natural gas sector capital expenditure trend

As the coal, oil and natural gas sector struggles for capital investment around the world, China has recorded a 100% increase for 2011.

Austria keeps FDI close to home

Unlike other European countries, many of which are taking advantage of opportunities to invest in emerging economies in the Asia-Pacific region, the majority of outward FDI from Austria goes to countries in the 'Rest of Europe' region.

Western Europe and the Asia-Pacific dominate FDI into Africa in 2011

Western European companies have historically been the most prolific investors in Africa. But although western Europe-based companies account for the largest number of projects in 2011, their Asia-Pacific-based counterparts have invested more capital and created more jobs in Africa.

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