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R&D: according to IBM's 2005 survey of countries that receive investment from multinational companies for manufacturing, services and R&D, Europe attracted 39% of all projects, up from 35% last year, and Asia attracted 31%, down from 3%. (Industry Watch).

R&D: According to IBM's 2005 survey of countries that receive investment from multinational companies for manufacturing, services and R&D, Europe attracted 39% of all projects, up from 35% last year, and Asia attracted 31%, down from 3%. North America attracted 18% of all projects, up from 16% in 2004. Fifteen countries accounted for 70% of all inward investment. Brazil, Russia, India and China showed a decrease in foreign inbound investment of a fifth compared to last year. At 200 projects every quarter worldwide, investment in new R&D centers held steady. India accounted for the largest amount of R&D projects, at 205, down from 256 last year. China's number also fell, declining 12% to 126. The UK received 26% of all European R&D projects, Eastern Europe received 21%, France received 19%, and Germany and Denmark received 6% each.

Source: IBM-Plant Location International
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