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Influx of FDI in African software and IT sector

Capital intensive FDI projects in the software and IT sector have helped create jobs in Africa, with multinationals such as IBM and Hewlett Packard announcing significant investments on the continent. 

Western companies show unwillingness to offshore contact centre operations

There has been a marked decrease in the number of companies establishing overseas contact centres in 2011, largely owing to customer dissatisfaction with such centres.

Asia-Pacific en route to overtake western Europe as Kenya’s leading investor

Traditionally, Kenya's key source of FDI has been western Europe. But in 2011, Asia-Pacific has taken over as Kenya's most generous investor, having invested over $4.5bn into the country, over double the $1.87bn invested by western Europe.

Sweden main destination for FDI In Scandinavia

For nearly a decade, Stockholm has attracted the largest number of FDI projects of any city in Scandinavia, but Copenhagen has benefitted from the largest total capital expenditure.

Asian investment into Australia on the rise

Asian companies are increasingly looking to Australia, with investment set to increase as Australia strengthens its ties with India. 

African FDI shows east-west regional divide

West Africa consistently trumps east Africa in terms of inward FDI capital expenditure, but project numbers are generally higher in east Africa. 

Russia and Bulgaria likely to miss FDI targets in 2011

The darlings of FDI in eastern Europe – Russia and Bulgaria – look set to disappoint in 2011, with project numbers falling below those projected.

Asia-Pacific top for manufacturing FDI

Investors in the manufacturing sector are turning their attentions from western Europe as the Asia-Pacific region becomes the top destination for FDI.

Software FDI into Latin America on the increase

Software FDI into Latin America has increased sharply in 2011.

Canada favours London for overseas investment

London is the destination city of choice for Canadian firms looking to invest overseas. 

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