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INDIRECTLY OWNED DIRECT INVESTMENT ENTERPRISES

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Definition:
As a matter of principle, foreign direct investment statistics cover all enterprises in which direct investors have, directly or indirectly, a direct investment interest.

The OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment and the IMF Balance of Payments Compilation Guide describe the scope of enterprises, both directly and indirectly owned, that should be included in the definition. The OECD’s specification of this group of enterprises is referred to as the “Fully Consolidated System” (FCS).

Source Publication:
Report on the Survey of Implementation of Implementation of Methodological Standards for Direct Investment – IMF, OECD, March 2000 – Appendix II: Glossary of Foreign Direct Investment Terms.

Hyperlink:
http://www.imf.org/external/bopage/pdf/mar2000.pdf

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics - Foreign direct investment

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, March 06, 2003