fDi Markets tracks crossborder investment in a new physical project or expansion of an existing investment which creates new jobs and capital investment.

Joint ventures are only included where they lead to a new physical operation. Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and other equity investments are not tracked.

There is no minimum size for a project to be included.

Data is collected in real-time as announced by a company and provided as a daily e-mail newswire and live updates online. Data goes through a rigorous quality control process, before being published at the end of each month to the Trends Analysis and reporting tools.

fDi Markets tracks information on capital investment and direct jobs associated with an FDI project.

As companies do not always release information on investment amount or job creation, a proprietary econometric algorithm estimates the jobs and investment where the actual value is not known.

Subscribers have the option on fDi Markets to include or exclude these estimates.

Each project tracked by fDi Markets is classified and tagged according to its cluster, sector, sub-sector and business activity, based on a proprietary industry classification system.

A team of in-house analysts daily search the following sources:

  • Financial Times newswires and internal information sources
  • Thousands of media sources, including all of the world's top business sources
  • Project data received from over 2000 industry organisations and investment agencies
  • Data purchased from market research and publication companies

Each project identified is cross-referenced against multiple sources, with primary focus on direct company sources.

As our data is collected primarily from publicly available sources, theFinancial Times Ltd takes no responsibility for the accuracy or otherwise of the data.

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We have tracked investment activity from over 140,000 organisations in over 190 countries around the world and counting

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Part of the Financial Times Group, fDi Intelligence is recognised globally for its credible full range of investment promotion and research solutions.

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Relied upon by the most prominent FDI professionals, we have provided in-depth commentary and comprehensive data and intelligence since 2001.

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Our data is chosen to power the most influential global FDI analytics, decision making and identify future opportunities and trends.

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