Top 10 Countries Receiving Foreign Direct Investment

In 2016, global flows of foreign direct investment fell by about 2%, to $1.75 trillion, according to a new report from The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

The group predicts a modest recovery of FDI in 2017–2018, but it will still remain well below the 2007 peak.

“These developments are troublesome, especially considering the enormous investment needs associated with the Sustainable Development Goals, detailed in UNCTAD’s Action Plan for Investment in the SDGs,” the report said.

"Progress on sustainable development – and lasting peace – requires more investment in basic infrastructure, energy, water and sanitation, climate change mitigation, health and education, as well as investment in productive capacity to generate jobs and income growth.”

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