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Foreign direct investment

The FDI report 2019: Global greenfield investment trends


Published 01 January 2020 | 1 minute read

The FDI Report 2019 reveals that greenfield capital investment increased by 42% to $662.6bn, while the number of FDI projects increasing by 7% alongside a 25% increase in job creation.

China replaced the US as the highest ranked country for FDI by capital investment, while Western Europe was the leading source region for FDI, accounting for 44% of all FDI globally. Capital investment into India grew by 120% to $54.3 billion.


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