Focus on the pronunciation of direct investment
English definition of “direct investment”
noun [U] FINANCE
› a situation where one shareholder owns enough of a company's shares to be able to influence its decisions: Because of her direct investment, she was able to keep the company from merging with a rival.
› BANKING, FINANCE investment by a bank directly in a company or a business opportunity: With direct investment, a bank actually owns all or a portion of a venture, rather than simply lending money to finance the venture.