By Daniel Hunter

Scotland attracted its highest level of global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects for 15 years during 2012, strengthening its competitive positioning within the UK, according to Ernst & Young’s (EY) latest annual attractiveness survey.

A total of 76 projects were recorded last year, a 49% increase on the 2011 figure of 51. This compares to an increase of 3% in projects coming in to the UK as a whole during the same period and saw Scotland increase its market share of all UK FDI projects by almost 3.5 percentage points, rising from 7.5% to 10.9%.

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