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Cyprus up by 50 places to reach 18th in Greenfield FDI Performance Index

08/09/2022 14:54

Cyprus has ranked 18th in the seventh edition of the Greenfield FDI Performance Index of the FDI Intelligence for 2021, going up by 50 places compared to 2020 in attracting foreign direct investment.

An Invest Cyprus press release said it was the biggest increase registered in this year’s index and it is a very important reflection of the government and Cyprus Invest efforts.

The FDI Performance Index ranks countries according to the foreign direct investment they attract in proportion to the size of their economy. The significant increase in foreign investments and in particular those related to new projects (Greenfield) is of great importance for the Cypriot economy. This performance is also reflected in the strong recovery of 5.5% of GDP recorded in 2021.

Cyprus also ranks among the 10 top countries which stand out for the recovery of investments following the pandemic. It says direct investments in Cyprus show a 150% increase in the first half of 2022, compared to the corresponding period in 2019. Also noteworthy is the increase in investments as far as software and IT is concerned, showing a 600% increase in 2022 compared to the corresponding period in 2019.

Invest Cyprus Chairman, Evgenios Evgeniou said the organisation remains committed to its mission to maintain and strengthen the island’s dynamic to attract more investments.