MEA capex H1 2017

In the first half of 2017, chemicals was the top FDI sector in the Middle East and Africa in terms of capital expenditure, seeing $4.6bn in capital inflows.

The renewable energy sector was second, with $3.6bn in capex. Textiles and fossil fuels were neck and neck, both seeing just over $2.8bn in capital expenditure in H1.


Communications was in fifth place, with $2.2bn in capex in the first half of the year

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