Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of foreign direct investment?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More