2/15/2010

Total foreign direct investment worldwide declined to about $1 trillion last year, down 39% from 2008, when it totaled about $1.7 trillion, according to the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development. Investment in the U.S. dropped 57% but still held the lead, followed by China, France and Russia. Foreign investment in Germany and Italy increased in 2009 compared with the previous year.

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