Direkte utenlandske investeringer i arabiske land var på beskjedne 43,9 milliarder dollar i fjor, en nedgang på 8 %.


Foreign direct investment into Arab states dropped 8.0 percent last year with the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia attracting close to half the total funds, a report says.

Arab states attracted foreign direct investment, or FDI, worth $43.9 billion in 2014 compared with $47.5 billion the previous year, the Kuwait-based Arab Investment and Export Credit Guarantee Corp says in its report.

The figure is still way below the $66.2 billion attracted in 2010 before the start of the Arab Spring uprisings in several countries.

UAE topped the list of countries receiving FDI with $10.1 billion — 23% of the total — followed by Saudi Arabia with $8 billion, or 18.3%. Egypt came third with $4.8 billion.