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FDI value jumps despite falling number of investment projects in Africa

Published on June 04, 2015

According to EY’s 2015 Africa attractiveness survey – Making choices,Africa’s share of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects fell 8.4% in 2014, but remained well above pre-2008 levels. However, foreign direct capital investment into the continent surged to US$128b, up 136% in 2014 – a five-year high, with the number of jobs created from FDI jumping 68% resulting in 188,400 new positions across Africa.

The report combines an analysis of FDI data into Africa since 2003, together with a survey of over 500 global business leaders, in over 30 countries, about their views on the potential of the African market. Read more. Source | How we made it in Africa