|Rank||Country||Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad (US$)|
|34||United Arab Emirates||55,930,000,000|
|65||Trinidad and Tobago||3,829,000,000|
Definition: This entry gives the cumulative US
dollar value of all investments in foreign countries made directly by residents - primarily companies - of the home country, as of the end of the time period indicated. Direct investment excludes investment through purchase of shares.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad map
Countries with the largest stock of direct foreign investment, abroad
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On the move: Turkey’s foreign direct investment market
worldfinance.com - 1/17/2014 7:12:01 PM
Most economic experts are in agreement that Turkey has been playing an increasingly prominent role in the world economy, redefining itself as an attractive hub for foreign direct investment ... the stock exchange). Assets acquired from abroad by foreign ...
Foreign investment into China slumps
Financial Times - 9/16/2014 10:07:19 AM
Foreign direct investment to China has fallen ... as Beijing targets a widening array of global companies in the country for alleged price-fixing and monopolistic behaviour. Investment to China from abroad reached $7.2bn in August, the lowest monthly ...
China foreign direct investment at four-year low
Market Watch - 9/16/2014 5:59:46 PM
There is no evidence of capital flight from the ... since most foreign currency entering the country is generally sold to the central bank. China's outbound investment is increasing this year, but at a slower pace. Nonfinancial overseas direct investment ...
China January foreign direct investment rises in sign of confidence
Reuters - 2/18/2014 6:09:36 AM
BEIJING (Reuters) - China drew $10.76 billion in foreign direct investment ... of foreign investment every year since joining the World Trade Organization in 2001, as businesses jumped at the chance to enter the world's most populous country.
Ethiopia - Africa's Third Largest Recipient of Foreign Direct Investment
AllAfrica - 6/28/2014 11:59:29 PM
The report, released last Tuesday, also indicates the FDI flows to southern Africa almost doubled The World Investment ... in 2012. The country has also registered a significant increase in their Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stock - the amount of ...
Asia tops the world in foreign direct investment, according to new UNCTAD report
UNCTAD - 6/24/2014 4:47:35 PM
Asia continues to be the world's top recipient region of foreign direct ... and foreign investment is set to grow in industries such as telecommunications. Regional integration, connectivity and FDI prospects. For some low-income countries in developing ...
Japan Needs Higher Returns on Overseas Assets
The Wall Street Journal - 9/18/2014 12:28:06 PM
Despite a more than a two-year stretch in merchandise trade deficits, Japan still brings in more capital from abroad ... First, foreign direct investment is a lower proportion of Japan’s international assets. At the end of 2013, bond and stock portfolio ...
Foreign investment into UK is highest in Europe and second highest in world
CITY A.M. - 7/20/2014 10:47:28 AM
The UK's foreign direct investment ... in its FDI stock from the previous year. Only the USA had a higher value than the UK, reaching the considerable sum of $4,935bn in FDI stock: over twice as much as any other country in the world.
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: A Focus on Foreign Direct Investment
Brookings - 7/11/2014 7:59:11 AM
In this second installment of the Africa Leaders Summit series, AGI examines the trends of U.S. foreign direct investment in ... sub-Saharan African countries abroad. China, on the other hand, invested 3.4 percent of its FDI stock abroad in the region ...
Southeast Asia Receives More Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Than China, Which Is Now The World's Third-Largest Foreign Investor
International Business Times - 3/5/2014 3:17:19 PM
... investor in the world. Last year ASEAN-5 countries, the biggest economies in Southeast Asia, received $128.4 billion in foreign investment, a 7 percent increase from $120 billion in 2012. Meanwhile, foreign direct investment (FDI) into China fell to $ ...
Brazil record foreign direct investment more than compensates current account deficit
MercoPress - 1/25/2012 3:54:12 AM
Brazilian tourists spent 21bn dollars in overseas travel ... by units elsewhere in the world. Tulio Maciel, the central bank's statistical coordinator, said, “The 2011 deficit was fully financed by foreign direct investment, which presented strong ...
Top 10 Countries for Chinese Investments
CNBC - 5/23/2012 11:58:50 PM
With $3 trillion in foreign exchange reserves and a growing need for resources to power its growth, China has been ramping up investments around the world ... together a list of 10 countries that saw the largest net foreign direct investment (FDI) from ...
UK missing out on recovery in foreign investment, says UN report
theguardian.com - 6/24/2014 5:01:54 PM
The annual World Investment Report from UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) shows that after a decline in 2012, global foreign direct investment ... developing countries took the lead in attracting overseas investment, which hit a record ...
China Leads In Foreign Direct Investment
Forbes - 11/4/2012 11:56:25 PM
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) For the first time since 2003, China has surpassed the United States as the world’s largest recipient of global foreign direct investment ... are opening up for overseas investors and companies as the country’s priorities ...