Net foreign direct investments (FDI) in January 2018 amounted to US$0.92 billion, higher by 56.7% than US$0.59 billion during the same month last year.  Equity capital investments were infused mainly in manufacturing amounting to US$214.7 million, followed by investments in the financial and insurance activities (US$212.8 million), real estate activities (US$25.9 million), electricity, gas, steam and airconditioning supply (US$13.2 million), and wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (US$3.6 million).

Equity capital placements in the month originated primarily from Singapore (US$225.8 million), China (US$151.3 million), Taiwan (US$61.1 million), Japan (US$16.4 million), and Luxembourg (US$11.5 million).

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