Country Comparison > Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad > TOP 10

RankCountryStock of direct foreign investment - abroad (US$)
1United States4,314,000,000,000
3United Kingdom1,773,000,000,000
5Hong Kong997,100,000,000

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, 2012

See also: Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad map

Related News

Why so little investment between the United States and China?
Brookings - 2/26/2015 1:34:52 PM
There is surprisingly little direct investment between the United States and China—surprising given that these are the two largest economies in the world and the two largest worldwide recipients of foreign ... the stock of Chinese investment abroad ...

Egypt to attract USD8b of foreign direct investment in this fiscal year
MENAFN - 3/2/2015 2:27:23 PM
(MENAFN) Egypt is forecast to receive a sum of foreign direct investment worth USD8 billion ... Dubai real estate investors are now among the largest groups of abroad nationals purchasing low-cost investment property in the UK, according to a new property ...

$810 Million Stock Investment Makes Canada Largest Foreign Investor in Albania
Stockhouse - 2/24/2015 9:26:42 AM
Much of the growth in small countries like Albania is driven by foreign investment. Albania benefits from being ... The Prime Minister, who is a renowned artist and also is a former winner of the world's best Mayor for his term as Tirana mayor, has been ...

Ireland the main beneficiary of US foreign direct investment
The Irish Times - 3/5/2015 12:07:49 PM
Ireland is the number one destination in the world for US foreign direct investment ... During the same period, total investment to Europe fell 19 per cent to $115 billion Direct investment stock in Ireland in 2013 reached a record $240 billion, a greater ...

Canada strikes more than 10 African foreign investment promotion, protection accords
Mining Weekly - 3/4/2015 1:53:24 AM
Photo by Foreign ... abroad. Canada’s International Trade Minister Ed Fast, accompanied by ministerial colleagues from African countries, on Tuesday rung the closing bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), highlighting the success companies in the ...

Oil rich Gulf countries ‘receive relatively high FDI’
Trade Arabia - 3/2/2015 2:05:55 PM
... for FDI in many countries around the world, it said. This increase in capital showcases the need for countries to look beyond financial figures and understand what impacts FDI. The ‘Foreign Direct Investment and Inclusive Growth: The impacts on ...

On the move: Turkey’s foreign direct investment market - 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 ...

2nd LD-Writethru-Xinhua Insight: China to reduce foreign investment restrictions
China - 3/5/2015 11:32:02 AM
general manager of Diageo's Sichuan Swellfun Co. Foreign direct investment (FDI) in China topped the world last year with 119.6 billion U.S. dollars, while China's overseas direct investment reached 102.9 billion U.S. dollars. In 2014, the number of new ...

Countries with the largest stock of direct foreign investment, abroad
Mongabay - 1/24/2010 11:57:35 PM seeks to raise interest in and appreciation of wild lands and wildlife, while examining the impact of emerging trends in climate, technology, economics, and finance on conservation and development (more)

Portfolio investment sees sharp fall at DSE
Dhaka Tribune - 3/1/2015 6:10:29 PM
“But they are still in the market as it was indicated in their net investment.” A broker said foreign fund managers from the developed markets would only switch their funds abroad ... developing world and countries with investable stock markets that ...

Strong dollar makes a case for investing overseas
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 2/28/2015 11:59:26 AM
the U.S. is the "safest" country for investors, Banzhaf said. "This is still the best market in the world, still the deepest market, still the best game on the planet Earth," Banzhaf said. "But markets move up and down." Foreign stocks are attractive right ...

The 10 Most Innovative Countries In The World
Motley Fool UK - 3/3/2015 5:53:47 PM
It sure sounds great, but according to the Global Innovation Index 2014 — published by the Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual ... up the best. Foreign direct investment net inflows How much money flows into the country in the ...

China to link Shenzhen, Hong Kong stock exchanges
Haveeruonline - 3/5/2015 5:41:17 AM
Officials trumpeted the Shanghai link as the opening up of China's closeted stock markets to the outside world ... plans to increase its use of foreign investment, at a time when overseas companies are growing wary of the country's slowing growth and ...

Disappointing budget for NRIs, stocks
Arab News - 3/2/2015 9:01:06 PM
Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s budget for 2015-2016 on Saturday had a great disappointment for the large community of overseas Indians as much as for the country’s stock exchanges ... half times that of foreign direct investment.

China’s Overseas Investments, Explained in 10 Graphics
WRI - 1/28/2015 8:35:48 PM
1 Starting in 2010, two Chinese state-owned banks (China Development Bank (CDB) and the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim)) lent more money annually to other developing countries than the World ... overseas investments, known as outward foreign ...

Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.