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English definition of “foreign direct investment”

foreign direct investment

noun [C or U, usually singular]     ( abbreviation FDI, also direct investment) ECONOMICS, FINANCE
money that is invested in companies, property, or other assets by people or organizations from other countries: It's a country that's keen to attract foreign direct investment.2.5 million/6 billion, etc. in foreign direct investment Last year the city secured $331 million in foreign direct investment.
(Definition of foreign direct investment noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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