IHS Global Insight, a United States-based think tank, has listed Sri Lanka as one of the top 10 foreign direct investment (FDI) destinations in Asia.

The other Southeast Asian countries projected to be the FDI hot spots in the region, are China, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia, The Philippines and Thailand.

“Over the next decade, Asia Pacific is forecast to be the fastest growing region of the global economy and the region that offers the biggest potential gains for foreign direct investment,” IHS said in a release.

“A key source of strength for Asia Pacific is the rapidly growing size of the economic region, which now accounts for around one-third of world GDP, generating strong intra-regional trade and investment flows.”