According to data from fDi Markets , global FDI project numbers fell to their lowest number in April since December 2010.
There was a monthly decrease in FDI projects recorded of 26% during April. Both the rest of Europe and western Europe regions fared worst with monthly drops of 50% and 39% respectively. However all world regions suffered monthly declines after weak economic data, particularly related to manufacturing and job creation levels, continued to keep global markets in the doldrums.
Regardless, FDI projects in April have still risen 5% when compared to April 2010 figures. When comparing the first four months of 2010 to that of 2011, FDI projects have still risen by 10%.