Meaning of “private investment” in the English Dictionary

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"private investment" in Business English

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private investmentnoun [ C or U ]

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FINANCE money invested by companies, financial organizations, or other investors, rather than by a government:

Research should be based on a partnership of public and private investment.
attract/encourage private investment Up to $500 million will be used to attract private investment in energy-related economic development, including solar manufacturing and biofuels.

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