This paper has been devoted to analyzing the implications of the economic crisis, which was triggered by the mortgage credit defaults in the United States in the summer 2007, on the flows of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the world. The issue has not been broadly studied in the economic literature and the sufficient explanation has not been delivered yet. The problem is essential due to the significant influence of the crises on reshaping the global architecture. The distinctive feature of this paper is focusing on the rising power of emerging economies as new sources of FDI in the distressed world economy. Main numerical analysis was conducted using preliminary data on FDI in year 2009 and beginning of year 2010.