Meaning of “foreign direct investment” in the English Dictionary

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"foreign direct investment" in Business English

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foreign direct investmentnoun [ C or U, usually singular ]

uk us 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)