The global investment landscape, the report said, has changed considerably in 2016 as FDI gravitated to locations experiencing the strongest economic growth, while locations in recession or facing high levels of uncertainty saw major declines.
In 2016, greenfield FDI continued to rise worldwide, with capital investment increasing by more than 6 per cent to $776.2 billion, its highest since 2011, alongside an increase in job creation by 5 per cent to 2.02 million. However, the number of FDI projects declined 3 per cent to 12,644.
Globally, the real estate sector has claimed the top spot for capital investment, with $157.5 billion of announced FDI recorded in 2016, following an increase of 58 per cent.
In value terms, coal and natural gas witnessed an inflow of $121 billion, followed by alternate and renewable energy at $77 billion.