How are foreign investors reacting to the turbulent global economic recovery?

The headline finding of The fDi Report 2016 – the annual assessment of crossborder investment based on the fDi Markets service from the Financial Times – is that sustained greenfield foreign direct investment (FDI) continued its tentative recovery in 2015.

The fDi Report 2016 reveals that greenfield capital investment increased by nearly 9% however the number of FDI projects declined by 7%. Key FDI trends spotted include:

  • India overtakes China as the top global destination for FDI.
  • Global FDI forecasted to decline by at least 5% in 2016.
  • Financial services sector sees one of the largest declines - FDI project numbers falling 28.7%.
  • The Middle East and Africa generated $59.8bn of outward capital investment.

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