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20/01/2017 - OECD releases new statistics on FDI by partner country

The OECD's interactive database contains the most up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful measures of FDI available in the world today. The database now includes new detail on FDI by partner country and by industry.

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03/11/2016 - FDI down 5% in the first half of 2016

In the first half of 2016, global FDI flows decreased by 5%, as compared to the second half of 2015, to USD 793 billion but remain above half-year trends observed in 2013 and 2014. In Q1 2016, FDI flows rose to USD 513 billion due to large flows in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in the United Kingdom after Royal Dutch Shell bought British Gas. FDI flows then decreased 46% to USD 279 billion in the second quarter.

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