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6 Countries Setting New FDI Records In 2023

Foreign investment pledges in six economies already surpass any previous full-year period, FDI Intelligence

Between January and August, six countries – Morocco, Malaysia, Iraq, Israel, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Finland – recorded planned greenfield FDI projects worth more than any twelve-month period in the past, according to preliminary fDi Markets figures dating back to 2003.

FDI into these six outperforming countries in 2023 is also ahead of the annual average FDI capital expenditure (capex) recorded in the decade before the pandemic.

Another five countries – Saudi Arabia, Chile, Ukraine, Botswana, and Slovenia – have recorded their largest announced FDI since before the global financial crisis ended in 2009.


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