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direct investmentnoun [U]

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ECONOMICS, FINANCE →  foreign direct investment
FINANCE a ​situation where one ​shareholderowns enough of a company's ​shares to be able to ​influence its decisions: Because of her ​directinvestment, she was able to ​keep the ​company from ​merging with a ​rival.
BANKING, FINANCE investment by a ​bank directly in a ​company or a ​businessopportunity: With ​directinvestment, a ​bank actually ​owns all or a ​portion of a ​venture, rather than simply ​lendingmoney to ​finance the ​venture.
(Definition of direct investment from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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