Source: AFP

According to the latest Global Investment Trends Monitor report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), due to weak economic growth and trade volumes, global FDI flows fell 13 percent to about USD1.52 trillion at the same time.

This also pulled the FDI flow in Singapore down to 23 percent, from USD65 billion in 2015 to USD50 billion in 2016.

However, Singapore remains one of the top 10 FDI destinations and ranked fifth globally after the US, the UK, China, and China’s Hong Kong.

The US maintained its first position with the attraction of USD385 billion, followed by the UK USD179 billion which shot up from the 12th placing in 2015.

China came third with USD139 billion./.