Research and Development (R&D) expenditure of select FDI
companies contracted by 0.
projects were launched in the CEE region during the first half of this year according to fDi Markets, the Financial Times' FDI
The value of outward greenfield FDI
from Lebanon accounted for 1.
According to the report, total FDI
stock grew by 14.
flows into the UAE and Saudi Arabia -- the region's second and third largest recipients -- registered slight declines and remained about $10 billion and $8 billion respectively as Middle East sustained its downward FDI
trend in 2014 for the sixth consecutive year, decreasing by four per cent to $43 billion, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Unctad, said in its World Investment Report.
Recent literature has begun to emphasize how some types of FDI
in manufacturing and services--could be associated with stronger investments in other sectors.
7% of all UK FDI
projects - a large increase in market share from 3% in 2013.
We anticipate an improved outlook in the EU this year, so that may prove beneficial for FDI
prospects into the UAE.
Attributing the FDI
drop to the uncertain world economic situation, Sauvant said that despite the fragility of the Eurozone and declining commodity prices, world FDI
inflows are expected to rise in 2015.
Greenfield foreign direct investments (FDI
) into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) have expanded more than 24% year-on-year in 2013 and the FDI
in the region should grow strong due to multitude of factors, especially the rebound of construction sector, said a report.
Two main reasons underlay the reduction in mutual FDI
accumulated in the region.
The GCC, with its ample hydrocarbon resources has, nevertheless, been buffered by the regional unrest, and so the reduction in FDI
is likely more a reflection of the tailing-off in investments following the completion of major hydrocarbon projects and the reduction of foreign exposure to certain sectors within GCC economies, it said.