International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Modern trends in the structure of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the world economy
Alex Pomelnikov, Gilbert J. Werema

Due to changes in the structure and trends of foreign direct investment (FDI), the development of the world economy has undergone significant differences over the past six years. Prior to 2011, FDI was primarily focused on the service sector (representing 40% of total world FDI) according to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report, however, the current trend has changed. This article is devoted to the changes that occurred between 2011 and 2016 in the structure of FDI to create these differences and the potential long-term impact to the development of the world economy. To analyze these objectives data was collected from the World Bank, International Monetary Fund-Balance of Payment database, and UNCTAD, FDI/Multinational Enterprise Database.

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