Meaning of “foreign investment” in the English Dictionary


"foreign investment" in Business English

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foreign investmentnoun [ U ]

uk us 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)