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Southeast Asia bucks trend of sinking global foreign investment

Strong markets make region the world's main driver of FDI growth

JAKARTA -- Southeast Asia is bucking the global trend of falling direct foreign investment, as the low-cost fast-growing region solidifies its position as an attractive location for multinationals.

James Dyson's recent decision to relocate the headquarters of his eponymous technology business to Singapore is not about Brexit, the company said. Rather, the British tycoon said he is looking to a region that continues to exhibit solid growth -- "future proofing" as his chief executive termed it.

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