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FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

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French Equivalent: Investissements internationaux directs

Definition:
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is the category of international investment that reflects the objective of a resident entity in one economy to obtain a lasting interest in an enterprise resident in another economy.

Source Publication:
SNA 14.151 and 14.152 [Table 11.2, BPM 359 and 362].

Hyperlink:
http://esa.un.org/unsd/sna1993/introduction.asp

Statistical Theme: National accounts

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001