WALES remains an 'attractive destination', the secretary of state for Wales, has said as figures show more than 5,000 new jobs have been created thanks to foreign investment.

In Wales, 5,443 new jobs were created - an increase of 7 per cent from the previous year - through 97 projects. In total nearly 7,000 jobs were created or safeguarded by foreign investment.

Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns said: "These figures demonstrate that Wales remains an attractive destination for overseas investment, providing a valuable boost to the economy and creating thousands of jobs.

"Our country now has a tremendous platform to build on over the coming months as we make plans to leave the EU, forge stronger relations with international partners and attract more investment from emerging markets."

The figures are taken from the past financial year and paint a picture of investment before the vote for Brexit.