The business services sector received the most FDI projects in 2010 in Asia-Pacific, maintaining its top position from 2009.

According to figures from fDiMarkets, project numbers were up by healthy margins, from close to 475 last year from 425 in 2009.

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The software and IT services sector moved up to second place from third place, but its project numbers were roughly the same at 415.

It was a similar story for the financial services sector which effectively swapped places with software and IT. Its project numbers were also nearly the same, at close to 400 projects in each of the last two years.

Electronic components was a new sector in the top five last year, recording 230 projects.