Thursday, 24 July 2008

40% growth in foreign investment projects in the Netherlands in 2007

Figures released by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) indicate that the number of foreign investment projects brought to the Netherlands, with the assistance of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, increased by an impressive 40% in 2007 compared to the year before. This represented a 60% increase in the number of new jobs created. The total investment amount was 25% higher than in 2006. Minister for Foreign Trade, Frank Heemskerk, (Economic Affairs) announced the results on Thursday 21 February during the ABN Amro Globalization Congress in Rotterdam. In 2007 the NFIA realized 155 projects, the majority of which came from developing markets in Asia, with a total investment amount of 578 million Euro. In due course, these projects will create some 3107 new jobs. (

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