Dunya - According to an Institute of International Finance (IIF) forecast, foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow to emerging countries in Europe is expected to increase by more than 40 percent in 2010. The research estimates that emerging countries, including Turkey, will receive 43 percent more FDI this year.
Turkey’s USD 18.2 billion of FDI received in 2008 lifted the country’s ranking to 20th from its previous 25th in the global FDI recipients’ list. The country ranks 9th in the list of emerging countries. The total FDI volume reached USD 1.5 trillion in 2008, with the USA topping the list with USD 311.8 billion of investments abroad.