According to the annual report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Foreign Direct Investment flows into India nearly doubled in 2015. Global FDI flows “unexpectedly” increased significantly by 36%. Global FDI unexpectedly increased significantly to $1.7 trillion and this is closer to the pre-crisis level and it is the highest since the global financial and economic crisis. Developing economies, as a whole, saw their FDI reaching a new high of $741 billion — 5% higher than 2014.
Asia remained the largest FDI recipient region in the world, surpassing half a trillion US dollars and accounting for one-third of the global FDI flows. The US bounced back as the top host country for FDI in 2015 with FDI worth $384 billion. The US is followed by Hong Kong ($163 billion), China ($136 billion), Netherlands ($90 billion), the UK ($68 billion), Singapore ($65 billion), India ($59 billion), Brazil ($56 billion), Canada ($45 billion) and France ($44 billion) as the top 10 FDI host economies of the world.
FDI flows to the developed countries bounced back sharply reaching their second highest level ever at $936 billion. In Africa, Latin America as well as transition economies there was a decline in FDI last year partly because of stumbling commodity prices and regional instability.
India’s FDI investment increased from $33.9 billion to $59.4 billion which marks a 75% increase while green field investments have increased from $25.4 billion to $64 billion recording an increase of 152%.
Inclusive Learning – Secret of Success
- Unexpectedly means Occurring without warning.
- Recipient means a person or thing that receives or is awarded something.
- Surpass means exceed or be greater than.