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World's Biggest Investment Flows

In the depressed global real estate market, the amount of money invested in commercial and investment property fell sharply even in countries that received significant new foreign investment.

According to the "Global Investment Atlas 2010" report recently released by Cushman & Wakefield, investment in real estate fell 23% in 2009 to $365 billion, the lowest level since 2003. The numbers would have been much worse, however, if there's hadn't been a 104% jump in investment in the second half of the year from the first half. The best performers were in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, where investments grew 111% from 2008 levels.

Which countries had the most real estate investment during the past year? Click ahead to find out!

By Paul ToscanoPosted 3 March 2010

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