Net foreign direct investments (FDI) in January-November 2017 amounted to US$8.73 billion, higher by 20.1% than US$7.26 billion posted during the same period last year.  Equity capital investments were infused mainly in electricity, gas, steam and airconditioning supply amounting to US$1,287.6 million, followed by investments in manufacturing (US$920.2 million), real estate activities (US$223.4 million), construction (US$159.4 million), and financial and insurance activities (US$89.6 million).

Equity capital placements during the same period originated primarily from the Netherlands (US$1,461.0 million), Singapore (US$506.4 million), USA (US$457.2 million), Hong Kong (US$103.6 million), and Kuwait (US$60.0 million).

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