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25 major FDI destinations in the world

Last updated on: December 24, 2012 09:03 IST

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With the global economic slowdown, countries all over the world are struggling to attract foreign direct investment.

Let's take a look at 25 major foreign direct investment destinations in 2011, according to FDI Intelligence 2012 report.

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Image: A view of downtown Los Angeles.
Photographs: Sam Mircovich/Reuters

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China

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 1,270

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 961

Asia-Pacific rank: 1

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Image: China Maritime Museum in the Shanghai Lingang Industrial Parkin.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
Tags: FDI , China

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India

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 869

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 399

Asia-Pacific rank: 2

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Image: Shoppers leave a retail store inside a mall in Mumbai.
Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
Tags: FDI

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Singapore

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 346

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 110

Asia-Pacific rank: 3

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Image: A view shows the skyline of Singapore's financial district.
Photographs: Tim Chong/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Singapore

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Australia

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 289

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 211

Asia-Pacific rank: 4

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Image: Shoppers are seen at an outdoor mall in Melbourne.
Photographs: Mick Tsikas/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Australia

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Hong Kong

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 203

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 107

Asia-Pacific rank: 5

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Image: A view of Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Hong Kong

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Vietnam

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 159

Number of projects (FDI outflow): N/A

Asia-Pacific rank: 6

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Image: Stone statues of Buddhist arhats sit on a truck in Vietnam's Ninh Binh province.
Photographs: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters
Tags: FDI

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Malaysia

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 159

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 61

Asia-Pacific rank: 7

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Image: Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Malaysia

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Thailand

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 134

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 48

Asia-Pacific rank: 8

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Image: A skytrain passes over vehicles in Bangkok.
Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Thailand

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Japan

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 120

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 961

Asia-Pacific rank: 9

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Image: Japan's Mt Fuji, covered with snow, is seen through Shinjuku skyscrapers in Tokyo.
Photographs: Kimimasa Mayama/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Japan

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South Korea

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 116

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 192

Asia-Pacific rank: 10

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Image: Part of Gangnam area is seen down the Han River in Seoul.
Photographs: Lee Jae Won/Reuters

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The United Kingdom

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 896

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 1,359

Europe rank: 1

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Image: Traffic on the road and the Thames passes the Houses of Parliament in London.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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Germany

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 551

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 1,237

Europe rank: 2

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Image: Hat designer Fiona Bennett and her assistants work in Bennett's studio at Potsdamer Street in Berlin.
Photographs: Thomas Peter/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Europe , Germany

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Russia

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 319

Number of projects (FDI outflow): N/A

Europe rank: 3

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Image: A view of the Moscow River.
Photographs: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Europe , Russia

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France

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 281

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 647

Europe rank: 4

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Image: People skate on an artificial ice rink near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
Tags: FDI

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Spain

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 252

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 423

Europe rank: 5

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Image: Tourists stroll along Barcelona's harbour in Barcelona.
Photographs: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Europe , Spain

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Poland

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 227

Number of projects (FDI outflow): N/A

Europe rank: 6

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Image: A view of the Polish Parliament building in Warsaw.
Photographs: Agencja Gazeta/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Europe , Poland

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Ireland

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 186

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 168

Europe rank: 7

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Image: A woman cycles past the 'Coffee To Get Her restaurant near Dublin city centre, which becomes a bar and club in the evenings.
Photographs: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Ireland

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The Netherlands

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 185

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 371

Europe rank: 8

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Image: Cyclists visit a Dutch tulip field in Noordwijk.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters
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Romania

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 177

Number of projects (FDI outflow): N/A

Europe rank: 9

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Image: A woman rides her bicycle past Romania's National Library in Bucharest.
Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters
Tags: FDI , Europe , Romania

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Czech Republic

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 136

Number of projects (FDI outflow): N/A

Europe rank: 10

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Image: A view from the Castle tower shows the medieval city of Cesky Krumlov, 160km south from Prague.
Photographs: Petr Josek/Reuters

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The United Arab Emirates

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 328

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 169

Middle East and Africa rank: 1

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Image: A view of Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.
Photographs: Jumana El-Heloueh/Reuters

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South Africa

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 154

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 74

Middle East and Africa rank: 2

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Image: A view of Johannesburg.
Photographs: Euroluftbild.de Euroluftbild.de/Reuters

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Saudi Arabia

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 135

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 48

Middle East and Africa rank: 3

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Image: Kingdom Tower in Riyadh.
Photographs: Ali Jarekji/Reuters

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Morocco

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 70

Number of projects (FDI outflow): N/A

Middle East and Africa rank: 4

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Image: A view of Djemaa El Fna Square in Marrakesh.
Photographs: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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Qatar

Number of projects (FDI inflow): 59

Number of projects (FDI outflow): 38

Middle East and Africa rank: 5


Image: Villagio Mall in Doha.
Photographs: Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters

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