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MEA Top FDI Sectors by Project numbers, Q3 2016

Software and IT services was the top FDI sector by project number in the Middle East and Africa in Q3 2016, with 176 projects.

Business services was the second largest, with 133 projects in the third quarter, followed by financial services (81) and real estate (77).

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Industrial machinery saw 74 projects in the region in the third quarter.

The chart was produced using fDi Markets, with gives real-time crossborder greenfield investment data on all sectors and locations, for more information visit fdimarkets.com.