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Foreign investment inflows into Arab countries declined slightly in 2018



Source: Reuters

The Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Fund announced on Sunday that the inflows of foreign direct investment into Arab countries declined slightly during 2018, while the value of the investments they made due to the region's attractiveness to the investors.

Investments in the region fell 0.34 percent to $ 31.2 billion in 2018, compared to $ 31.3 billion in 2017, according to an annual report by the Australian stock market company in 2019 .

Foreign direct investment flows from Arab countries rose 27.4 percent to $ 47.8 billion in 2018 and a global $ 1.014 trillion, the report says.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were at the top of the influx list from the region, or 76 percent in 2018.

The report states that Arab countries fell to the investment attractiveness index for 2019, where it fell to fifth in the world of the seven geographic groups.


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