Meaning of “direct investment” in the English Dictionary

"direct investment" in Business English

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direct investmentnoun [ U ]

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ECONOMICS, FINANCE →  foreign direct investment

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.

(Definition of “direct investment” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)