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English definition of “foreign investment”

foreign investment

noun [U]
 
 
(also overseas investment) FINANCE, ECONOMICS
investment in shares and other assets of another country: The government has said it hopes for $50 billion in foreign investment.foreign investment in sth Low gas and power prices have scared away needed foreign investment in energy development.a foreign investment bank/company At least five foreign investment banks are currently recruiting staff.attract/encourage/promote foreign investment Countries with large pools of unskilled labour are unlikely to attract foreign investment in manufacturing.discourage/restrict foreign investment The possibility of greater inflation has discouraged foreign investment.
(Definition of foreign investment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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