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Trade war hammers foreign investment in China and Southeast Asia

New greenfield investment falls to 2009 level as globalization reverses course

The first decrease in GFI in 10 years reflects the increasingly uncertain outlook for economic activity amid the trade war between the U.S. and China. 

TOKYO -- Corporate foreign direct investment, the driver of globalization, is slowing, reflecting weakened business sentiment amid a global trend toward protectionism.

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