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.

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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%.